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Big Women Are Not Men!

Women come in all sizes, just like men come in all sizes. Women and men of all sizes train jiu-jitsu. Being a small man in BJJ is awesome. 311 more words

Women's BJJ

panterawrr reblogged this on The Curly Haired Chronicles. and commented:

I didn't get to write a blurb on this but will make it short. All women deal with body issues but the most disheartening one is when someone's efforts are discredited because of the way she looks. It upsets me when I read the comments about Gabi Garcia from both men and women. She is successful in her sport because of the years of training she put in for it, not because she uses all her strength to beat ladies much smaller than her and this is usually in the open division. It also discredits the women she is put up against saying that they couldn't beat her because she is smaller. There are plenty of times when the reverse happens and we are all praising the efforts of the little one. In the past few months Gabi has done a lot and changed her appearance looking incredibly fit and lean. This is not to say that she has done so because of all the negative comments - I mean what are you meant to do when people call you a man and are apparently on steroids?! I'll tell you what you do.. you say fuck you haters I'm awesome at what you do and I'm going to keep being awesome!

Essay by Greg Leisure: PART IV

The following essay was written by Greg Leisure, a reader of this blog and a fellow karate student from Okinawa, Japan. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and are presented here in order to provoke intelligent thought and discussion. 716 more words

Your Funeral Is Full of Someone Else's Roses

As society grows more complex, diversifying not only in range of, but also depth of specialty, the experience of being human has grown more and more narrow. 478 more words

Martial Arts

San Te’s still got it! Gordon Liu demonstrates his powerful Hung Kuen at Guo Shu Cup tournament in Amsterdam, 2010. Sifu Liu brought authenticity to his kung fu movie roles and he is one of the best old school movie fighters!

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Wisdom Wednesday

“There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.”  –Bruce Lee


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Smirking in Silence

“Are you going to make it on just desserts?  Why’d you open a place here?  Why don’t you display the cupcakes over here?  Why don’t you have more flavors for the cookie?  510 more words

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10 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Arlington Training Lessons From 16 Years On The Mat

This is written as I reflect briefly on the past 16 years of training BJJ. We all have our story when it comes to the major turning points in our life that help mold and possibly change us. 1,263 more words

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