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Shower Thoughts

This is why my showers take so long..

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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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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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The Butter Bee’s Guide to Rolling in a Heatwave

It’s been a killer hot week here in Melbourne, with the temperature consistently surpassing 40 deg C (104 Fahrenheit) since Tuesday. Somehow, I’ve managed to drag myself to BJJ training this week by telling myself, “This is nothing compared to … Continue reading

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2013 IBJJF Melbourne International Open

Last weekend, I competed in the 2013 IBJJF Melbourne International Open. I entered the Women’s Adult Light Featherweight Division. There were 3 girls in the division including myself and I got to take home the Silver Medal. Making Weight First … Continue reading

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Basic Elevator Sweep

  I need all the study aids I can get to help me learn so I created this little poem (actually more like a nursery rhyme I guess) and diagram to help me remember how to do a basic elevator … Continue reading

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2013 Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championships

It’s been an eventful BJJ week, starting with me slamming my head on the ground and getting sent to the hospital on Monday, to re-busting my long-injured knee on Tuesday, wobbling and limping around on Wednesday and ending with an … Continue reading

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