Category Archives: Musings

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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What I Learn From My Sifu

I’ve been training Kung Fu for about 10 years now under my instructor, Sifu Julian de Boers and his partner Simo Sophie Archibald. Both of them along with their kids as well as a few of the students who have … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

It’s been a big year for me in regards to martial arts so I wanted to look back on some of the highlights of the year. 1. Starting my Fighting Like a Butter Bee blog: I started this blog as … Continue reading

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Musings: Cold and Unprepared with Honey on Top

Fighting Butter Bee has turned into a Honey Bee. But not as happy as I have depicted up there. 😦 More like a sickly, fuzzy brained bee that’s guzzling down honey to soothe a very sore and itchy throat. I … Continue reading

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My Martial Arts Philosophy

There is nothing noble about being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway – I used to be the kind of girl that made lots of excuses. “Oh, of course … Continue reading

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