07/21/2014 13:59:00 PM
I made these for the academy potluck which was held immediately following the big promotion... wow, they turned out really good and super easy.
07/14/2014 12:22:00 PM
I started training jiu jitsu inadvertently, because I began training in kajukenbo before I got married in the spring of 2008 and jiu jitsu and judo were part of the curriculum.
07/09/2014 11:06:00 AM
I received an incredibly disturbing email telling me a story about a relationship in an academy.
07/06/2014 15:35:00 PM
I will add to this post as I obtain more information next week:Just checked on the DC Courts website and here's what I see. A few explanations: I don't have contact with the misdemeanor prosecutors so I can't ask questions yet (it's Sunday folks) but
07/05/2014 10:56:00 AM
April 20, I had an injury during a roll.
06/02/2014 15:30:00 PM
I read a good article on Slate titled "Why It's So Hard for Men to See Misogyny."
05/29/2014 05:08:00 AM
If you haven't already, you really must clear your calendar and watch everything BJJScout posts on his site.BUT... his latest series of additions just came to my attention.
05/28/2014 06:20:00 AM
I begin this post with a confession and an apology; towards the end, a repost of some scary shit from Ronda Rousey's mom about martial arts and sexual abuse.I Facebook way, way more than I blog.
05/27/2014 10:31:00 AM
I'm a big fan of the "Combat Warrior" rashie and spats, designed by Meerkatsu and made by Combat Skin.I'll start by saying I wore the rashguard and spats in a lot of nogi classes as well as under my gi, for a few months.
05/22/2014 15:30:00 PM
Detales Clothing just opened their online store.
05/01/2014 15:50:00 PM
Check out a great tournament hosted by the Machado family, in Austin July 26th.
04/29/2014 22:18:00 PM
Aldo Batista Dos Santos, a 37 year-old Brazilian jiu jitsu instructor in New Hampshire, was arrested May 17 by Nashua (NH) Police, charged with several rapes. He was then arrested in Hudson on similar charges. Today, the Hillsborough Southern Distric
04/28/2014 22:30:00 PM
04/24/2014 16:39:00 PM
This will be an evolving work as I receive suggestions and input (welcomed from all)... Sexual assault in the BJJ community is certainly a hot topic right now, and has been for at least the last year or so.
04/24/2014 12:18:00 PM
I'm so tired of posting about this stuff.
04/21/2014 22:47:00 PM
On facebook the other day I posted this picture, which comes from here:It started getting comments like this: ** Teaching women how to protect themselves works. Teaching predators not to be predators doesn't. That's why they're called predators.**
04/15/2014 13:22:00 PM
My buddy Pete (in the red shorts) has been training for six years, predominantly nogi, and currently trains at BETA Academy in DC under Nakapan Phungephorn, a Pedro Sauer bb.
04/02/2014 15:34:00 PM
I don't usually review supplements, because I don't take them, honestly.
03/31/2014 17:09:00 PM
There are always possibilities available to us in life. Whatever the world throws at us, we should never lose hope. Our circumstances will improve if we keep pursuing our desires.Theres an old Sufi legend about a man named Mullah Nasrudin. This wi
03/30/2014 22:46:00 PM
Won my division Saturday.Best friend died of cancer Sunday.Heather, I'll never forget you, I'll always miss your smile and loving kindness.
03/28/2014 09:19:00 AM
Sorry I haven't been around in a while... it's been busy.
03/20/2014 11:27:00 AM
GymTalk just did a cool interview with Leo Negao, thought you might enjoy it.
03/10/2014 14:34:00 PM
I'm leaving this evening for Santa Ana CA and I'm pretty excited about working the Pan!
03/07/2014 15:13:00 PM
Starting with the 2014 Worlds, IBJJF has now added Rooster and Super Heavy weightclasses for women.http://ibjjf.org/2014/03/new-female-weight-divisions/
03/05/2014 12:51:00 PM
The oldest story in the book of women and jiu jitsu might just be about the relationship between us and our hairs.
03/04/2014 17:18:00 PM
Thanks Keebler (Gracie Humaita Cleveland, under Royler) for this great little show-and-tell:
02/26/2014 10:58:00 AM
Click on the page tab at the top of the blog-- cleverly named "Patches Available."And something fun to watch... Keenan and Galvao training back in August, 3 rounds.
02/25/2014 19:10:00 PM
Better late than never... some friends in Seattle had a fabulous charity seminar recently with instruction from people like Renato Laranja and James Foster and you can still chip in a bit for a worthy cause. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/care-fo
02/18/2014 13:15:00 PM
I get asked this question a fair bit, and since I just replied to a friend on this topic, thought I would share here:I started in another art called Kajukenbo which includes jiu jitsu and judo, mainly because it was the martial art offered at the "re
02/15/2014 14:02:00 PM
02/12/2014 09:30:00 AM
02/11/2014 21:06:00 PM
No, no one hates on you because of your success (at what, exactly?) or your looks. In fact, as far as I know, you aren't actually hated. You're not important enough to merit the energy of hate.
02/09/2014 16:30:00 PM
Tonight, starting around 5pm CT, the Bullshido podcast, including more of my interview with alleged rapist Nick Schultz.
02/06/2014 12:17:00 PM
This is my day job, nothing to do with jiu jitsu.
01/31/2014 09:37:00 AM
Cheri, owner of Super Body Care, sent a huge care package last year with presents for the NYE rape survivor, and duplicates for me.
01/30/2014 09:53:00 AM
01/29/2014 16:18:00 PM
The fabulous advice from Mark Twight, the trainer for the cast/crew of the movie "300," bears repeating again, and again.
01/26/2014 09:05:00 AM
Tonight (Sunday January 26) for the Bullshido podcast at 5pm CT I will be interviewing Nick Schultz and Alvis Solis...I'll have Alvis appearing live to discuss his actions in getting Nick ejected from the World Grappling Circuit tournament in Houston
01/24/2014 13:38:00 PM
Two great suppliers, one BJJ-specific and one more general martial arts/muay thai/MMA oriented, have offered some discounts for readers of my blog...The first is Ok! Kimonos.
01/24/2014 08:18:00 AM
As you know I am sponsored by Black Eagle, a premium supplier of all kinds of gear in the UK.
01/21/2014 08:32:00 AM
This is semi-old news since it happened in May 2013 but I was just made aware of it... so sad... I was contacted by one of Aldo Batista's former students who wanted some help in getting the word out so that potential future students might be made awa
01/19/2014 02:46:00 AM
The World Grappling Circuit held a BJJ tournament in Houston on Saturday.
01/15/2014 08:15:00 AM
How many of us ladies have hung out with an "alleged" rapist (perhaps someone who was acquitted? or who was never formally charged?) and not known it?
01/14/2014 14:27:00 PM
Twenty-three year old owner Samuel Lewis of BQuick Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville TX was arrested on Monday January 13 and
01/10/2014 10:13:00 AM
For those of you maybe a little newer to jiu jitsu, or who haven't competed much in the bigger tournaments, you may be wondering what the heck is the Pan.I know when I first went, I called it the Pan Am or Pan Ams.
01/08/2014 22:58:00 PM
I received this from a friend in November, but due to work and family obligations, I failed to write this up until now.I offer this principled stand for your consideration... personally, I will not compete in any tournament that permits TLI competito
01/03/2014 14:47:00 PM
On December 30, 2013 "Jane Doe" filed a civil lawsuit against Maldonado, Schultz, the parking garage and the nightclub.12/30/2013Service IssuedIssue Date: 12/30/2013Service: Summons IssuedMethod: Service IssuedCost Per: $PENN PARKING, INC.1717 Rhode
12/24/2013 14:11:00 PM
2013 was a crazy, crazy year for me, for the blog, for my jiu jitsu...The biggest deal of my 2013 was the infertility bullshit.
12/10/2013 12:27:00 PM
Darren from Gracie Humaita Cleveland makes a great point which helped my training...And hey... that Tozi pass?
12/04/2013 14:28:00 PM
Super happy to be back on the mats a little more consistently than work, family, and travel permitted within recent memory...
12/03/2013 10:34:00 AM
Jake Rossen's article just came out:http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2013-12-05/news/ufc-trainer-lloyd-irvin-cult/Also, updates in Nick Schultz's case... his prior attorney withdrew (he's out of cash) and he's gotten counsel appointed by the Court.
11/21/2013 09:18:00 AM
The following is not meant to provide legal advice nor am I your lawyer just because you read this post!
11/18/2013 11:32:00 AM
I met Zack Adelson, the man behind the company, at the NY Open this spring and was delighted to have the chance to review one of their new bamboo rashguards.
11/14/2013 11:03:00 AM
I am not publishing comments which contain profanity, the real name of the NYE survivor, or rude/hateful language. I welcome open discourse even with people with whom I disagree... but I always reserve the right to protect others or to limit this for