Author Archives: Ee-Leng

Martial Arts & Pregnancy: Working Out

For the last 8  months, I’ve been busy growing a mini martial artist in my belly. I’m well into my 3rd trimester and have about 4-5 weeks to go until I’m due to pop. This being my first child, the … Continue reading

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Shower Thoughts

This is why my showers take so long..

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Back on the Competition Mats

On March 13th, I found myself stepping back on the competition mats at the Grappling Industries Submission Only Gi/No Gi Tournament. After my last competition more than 2 years ago, I decided that the next time I competed, I wanted to be … Continue reading

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The Fine Line Between Self-Confidence and Arrogance

Just wanted to share an old illustration that I made a couple of years ago: For some reason one day I was thinking about the hare and the tortoise story and it suddenly hit me what the moral of the … Continue reading

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Self-Doubt and Fear

Every time I step on the mats, I feel this little wave of fear and self-doubt. Even after 4-5 years of training Jiu Jitsu, I still feel it. It doesn’t matter if its to compete or just to train. The questions … Continue reading

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It’s Okay, I’ll Just Arm Bar Them

Last year I decided to attend a Sketchcrawl with the Urban Sketchers Melbourne group. As soon as I decided to go, I started feeling very nervous. I’m quite an introverted, shy person and I often find new social situations a bit daunting … Continue reading

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2014: Counting the Little Things

In summary 2014 has been a pretty lousy martial arts year for me. I’ve entered a phase of non-motivation and thus have been more than happy to let other things in life take up my brain space. One big thing … Continue reading

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