Archive for May, 2011

I Keep Seeing Jiu-Jitsu or The Seat Belt Knot


I have been irrevocably changed for the good by BJJ.  I find it funny how even when I’m not actively practicing everything seems to come back to BJJ principles.

My 5 year old was bored on our drive and to… Continue reading | 2 Comments

My Wife Does Jiu-Jitsu and I Hate It

I keep an eye on different terms and expressions used to find my site.  The other day I got one that had me in stitches.  It was “My wife does Jiu-Jitsu and I hate it”.  My first thought was “how in the world did he find my site with that” followed by “I’ll bet its because he’s tired of being choked out when he won’t do the dishes” and you… Continue reading | 2 Comments

West Side Results from The Northwest Submission Challenge

“In April, West Side Took a small delegation of grapplers to Boise, Idaho to compete in a grappling tournament there.  West Side took Third over all and represented our school very well.” – Mark Johnson

Mens Nogi Beginner 130-150lbs:

3rd – Steven Hagler – West Side BJJ

Mens Nogi Beginner 220+

1st – Jeremy Shufelt – West Side BJJ

Mens Nogi Intermediate Absolute:

1st – Jeff Moore –… Continue reading

Full Time Father Part Time Grappler

Liam Wandi of Part-Time Grappler has the correct title for my life.  My boy has arrived.  He weights 9lb and was 20.5 inches.  My wife and I are exhausted.  This is the 4th child in the family but each time I seem to forget all we went through with the last.   You can’t tell your wife you’re “tapping out” when its your turn to change the… Continue reading | 4 Comments