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Diary 15/09/2017

The last couple of weeks I’ve been taking it easy in class. Half assing the warm-ups and only running the drills til I felt I was okay then stopping for a break. 212 more words

Grappling

When to be focused and when to be playful?

Lately I think Ive been a little bit of both.  For several years while I was doing judo and could only get an occasional open mat, I focused on getting and maintaining side control and getting arm bars from the bar.   218 more words

Bjj

Modern Love

Ever since I was young, I have always liked old things. I frequently listen to music from before my time, and I’m curious about history. I’m interested in older houses, older objects, basically anything that shows how far humanity has come, even just in my own lifetime. 406 more words

Jiu-Jitsu

Splinters and Scorpions: My Time with Jack

I seldom write about individuals, but tonight I feel compelled to enter one person into my official journey records: Jack Walton. As I rock my daughter to sleep, I also nurse a fairly serious shoulder strain. 1,060 more words

Copa De Bangkok, 2017

One of the most anticipated BJJ events in Bangkok is the ‘Copa de Bangkok’ held next to the National Football Stadium in Siam. With my limited experience, I did not enter this year, but many of my training partners took part. 62 more words

BJJ

Just when you think you have it all figured out...

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post declaring that I had it all figured out. (Read it here) I had sifted through my options. 787 more words

The Ground Is My Ocean...

“I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people can’t even swim.”

— Master Rickson Gracie
I wonder how many of us here go through life constantly dealing with thoughts of worthlessness, feelings of desolation, inadequacy…..weak? 277 more words

Life