American Nationals 2014

Well it has been quite a while since I last blogged, these past couple of months has been really busy on and off the mat for me. In August I attended the 2014 beer bloggers conference in San Diego where I met Benjamin Moore, a jiu jitsu practitioner and beer blogger.  It’s amazing how such a sport can unite people in such different aspects of life. …

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Angelica Galvao Seminar at Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Saturday April 26, 2014 I attended a free women only seminar at the Art of Jiu Jitsu in Costa Mesa, CA. led by Angelica Galvao, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion, a wife, and most importantly, a mother. She fights under the Atos Team and trains under her husband Andre Galvao, a multiple time BJJ world champion. The academy was slowly being filled up by women of …

IBJJF 2013 Worlds Masters Seniors

Just came back from Long Beach and I just had to write about my experience working at IBJJF. My day started at 9 am. and after a brief training session on how to keep score I was assigned to a mat.The seats started to fill up and a very long day was about to get started, this was my first time score keeping. Luckily I …

American Nationals GI & NO GI 2013

Well at first I was not able to attend the nationals and cheer on my two instructors. However myself and two other bjj girls teamed up and showed support on Sunday. I was a little bummed out I missed Saturday but hey I made it out on Sunday and got to cheer on my team mates. For a sunday it was a great turnout. As …

Hurt !!

Back in April 2013 I was injured on the mat during some live rolling.  I did practice R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevation) however I did not see a medical professional.  I was able to walk just fine however during rolls my knee definitely felt weak. I only took a week off from training, looking back I should have stayed off the mat for a longer …

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BJJ Girl: Meet Clark Gracie

Ever since I saw Clark Gracie win the 2013 Pan Ams from my front row seat with the Carlson Gracie team, I knew it would be an incredible experience to get to train with him. What I didn’t know, is soon I would be lucky enough to be a BJJ Girl getting to train with one of the best competition Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters in the …

Master Carlson Gracie…and 2nd Stripe!

Finally it was time for the Carlson Gracie Jr.  seminar and I was extremely excited for it. I have heard countless stories of his technique and amazing ability to turn the simplest of movements into great jiu jitsu moves. Everything he taught seemed so easy that you really ask yourself well why didn’t I think of that? While it seemed easy enough it is something …

Training Partners (I Love My Team!)

The first time I put my feet on the mat I was very nervous, I hate having to start at a new school and even though this was now my second attempt at a new school it was now going to be the 4th academy I would try and make my home. As always I pretty much kept quiet and watched as the school instructor …

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Birthday

My birthday started off great and ended being awesome. Arrived to work about ten minutes early and was excited as I had training and dinner planned that night. Received a nice surprise at work that set the tone for the day and what was to come. After a full day of work I got home and couldn’t wait for class, while getting my gear ready …

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IBJJF Vegas Spring International Open 2013

After the long five-hour drive with 4 guys on the road, I was starving and tired. One of our team mates had a friend that lived in Las Vegas, who just happened to be out of town for the weekend; his house worked out great for our weekend trip! A bedroom for each of us in a two-story house with a pool table seemed like …