Monthly Archives: December 2008

Grapple envy

Just had to share this video I found of this year’s women’s no-gi 48kg finals at the Fila World Championships (Lisa Ward v. Lisa Newton), held just a few days ago. It’s a pretty dominating performance. The only problem is … Continue reading

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Lazy.

Maybe lazy is a bit harsh, but sometimes life gets in the way. I headed back to class yesterday after about two weeks off of training, both swimming and BJJ, and endless crap from my training partners at Dalla’s holiday … Continue reading

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ADCC Petition

ADCC  is only offering women two weight divisions in one location for the gi trials… Check out this petition written by Shavonne Guthrie to get more women’s weight divisions in the ADCC gi trials – and to give women the opportunity … Continue reading

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MMA Ban in New York

Just saw this on Yahoo Sports – Maggie Hendricks’ blog post about the ignorance of NY legislators regarding MMA. This is more egregious in my mind than Leonard Shapiro’s hand wringing in the Washington Post about MMA and the lost purity of … Continue reading

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Grapple and Dunk

BJJ and swimming are radically different sports, but I realized this week that they are not mutually exclusive.  In fact, one can seriously mess with the other. I realized this as I struggled through a short morning swim on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Poultrygeist

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone. Hope yours went well. Mine consisted of a marathon weekend of overeating with a few brief moments of exercise thrown in. I didn’t train BJJ at all – in fact, the whole week was grapple-less. I … Continue reading

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