Archive for December, 2009

Balancing the Family and Jiu Jitsu Training

I don’t want to sum this whole post up in one sentence. You should know where I’m going with this before you even read it.  Family comes first.  That has been the theme for my holiday season, well the entire month of December (as it should be).  Meerkatsu in his post "BJJ Frequency Spousal Happiness Slide" talked about his… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Atama Mundial #5 Gi vs Koral MKM Kimono

I picked up a red Atama Mundial #5 (Size A3) and promised I’d do a post comparing it to my Koral MKM Urban Camo (Size A3).  I haven’t had as much time with the Atama Mundial #5 as I have with my Koral MKM Urban Camo but so far I’m liking it.  Here are some of the key differences I have noticed so far:

    Jiu Jitsu For the Not So Happy Holidays

    Why is it that December ends up being the "Worst Time of the Year" instead of the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year".  I’ve had to travel for work this month.  I haven’t had to for over 3 years until December.  I’ve had the family all get the flu but me.  I then got sick after they all got better.  All in all, I’ve only got in one BJJ class… Continue reading | 1 Comment

    Tapping out the BJJ Pirates of Plagiarism

    I just finished reading a post by Meerkatsu entitled "Gracie Barra Website Piracy Claim" along with one by slideyfoot on 10th Planet plagiarizing his posts.  Even my own instructor has had his site ripped off.  He posted about it in Biting My Blog.  I’ve had a few minor… Continue reading | 3 Comments

    How Does a Technique Get Named in BJJ

    I’m a Robert Jordan fan.  I just finished the latest Wheel of Time book.  For those of you who don’t read them I’ll skip to the chase.  In the book Robert Jordan describes sword fights in terms of techniques or forms the opponents employ.  A typical sword fight goes some thing like this: "Tand countered ‘The Wind and the Rain’ with ‘Parting the Silk’ and quickly followed up with ‘Unfolding… Continue reading | 3 Comments

    Dreaming of Becoming a Purple Belt

    Last night I had a dream.  In that dream I was competing in a BJJ tournament.  It was gi of course.  I have a progress plan that will lead up to no-gi as I posted in No-Gi vs Gi.  Back to the dream,  I won all of my matches and took the gold but only by a hairs breath.  I felt I was a decent… Continue reading | 2 Comments

    Belt Whipping or Hazing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    I was surfing my usual blogs and came across this post by slideyfoot entitled "Belt Whipping and Promotion Rituals in BJJ".  I agree with him on his stance we can do without such behavior.  I want to go even farther and call it hazing.  When I got my blue belt they gave me a congratulatory throw.  That was fine.  But running… Continue reading | 1 Comment

    Finding a Way to do Jiu Jitsu On the Road

    I haven’t been able to post at all this week.  I’ve been on the road for work.  I had hoped that at least one night this week I’d be able to get in a practice at a school near where I was.  I even scoped out the two school I hoped to visit, Underdog Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and… Continue reading