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day late, and a dollar short

this week is a grappling week in karate, and today was the advanced class *yay* and we learned a cool escape from mount (how I could have used this on Sunday!) Anywho, you umpa, but then instead of trapping a leg and arm, you go knee to elbow on one side…and get your head to that side too. Trap the same side leg. Then shrimp your butt to that side, but instead of trying to get the other leg through and around to guard, you put an arm around their back, pull yourself up, and look you have taken their back and you already have one hook in. *sigh*

Video of match!

so, it’s mostly me being smushed and choked….and I apologize that my brother apparently was incredibly distracted by an EMPTY MAT halfway through the video…sigh…

Any thoughts comments and constructive critisism would be greatly appreciated!

Oh, ps, I’m in the blue gi with the white belt…please take note that I am competing against a girl in a white gi with a BLUE belt–lol πŸ™‚

Yay! back to monday bjj and karate :)

Ahh…crazy schedule has calmed down a little bit…

although I kinda giggled…I put on facebook that my plans for this evening included: nap, grocery shopping, bjj, karate, and relaxing….and someone posted “whoa, that’s a lot in one evening” and i’m thinking to myself…well that’s cause three nights of the week I’m stuck at band practice and can’t do ANYTHING…


The next few weeks look like they are going to be review in bjj cause we have a stripe test coming up. I have to convince my band director to give me a saturday off so I can go to the test…I won’t be able to make the make up either it’s even worse timing…it’s like during our championships…otherwise I have to wait like another bunch of months and that’s just boo. 😦

Today we reviewed sweeps–sissor (gosh, anyone, how do you spell sissor? i can’t ever get it right…sigh) situp, and a sweep from when the person in your guard stands. Of course, I don’t knwo the name of that sweep…I’ll call it the stand up sweep. So the person stands up, you grab their right sleeve with your right hand….left foot goes to their hip, right foot hooks under their calf. Push with your left leg, pull with your right, and down they go.

I have to be honest, I was a bad girl today. It’s been such a long time since I’ve taken bjj at my home school cause of my loopy schedule, I probably did slightly more talking then jits…I haven’t seen my usual jits partner in like a month…we had a lot to catch up on, and of course she wanted to hear about the tourney and stuff, plus we’re both school teachers so we were talking about our first days at school etc etc.

Karate class: Did a little bit of mitt work, not a lot cause it’s technically a grappling week….worked on blocking and firing back with a cross or an upper cut. I worked with Paul so I got a good workout πŸ™‚ I ❀ Paul he's a super amazing sempai πŸ™‚ mmmm….some review of self defense from a choke from the front, and then grappling we worked how to get out from someone who is mounted….the usual suspects, here, umpa and knee to elbow (so HARD!!!) but I was evesdropping to the advanced people he was showing them how to get to butterfly guard…and said he'd show more at the intermediate/advanced class….I guess I'm going to class on Thursday!!! πŸ™‚

Felt really good to get back to training at "home" Missed everybody and was glad to be in a familiar school.

Spectacular Weekend Events!

Friday…I drove down to one of the other schools that we can visit to do bjj, only to find out they were testing this week, and regular classes were cancelled. BOOO!!!!!! 😦

Saturday…went to the NY Ren faire….yaaaaay! Me and my freinds val and brian are dorks–we get all dressed up πŸ™‚ yay lots of fun…especially since I was able to completely close my corset πŸ™‚ Maybe next year I’ll have to buy a new one cause the old one is too big, that would be swell πŸ™‚ Then we hung out and watched Resident Evil and ate chinese

Sunday–Tourney! πŸ™‚ I got there around 8:30 to weigh in…left to go get some coffee so I could think. There were actually 3 people from my school there so exciting! πŸ™‚ Me, Paul, and one of our teens, David. Poor David accidently left his gi pants at home, so I let him weigh in with mine while his father barrelled down the Parkway to bring him his.

The most frustrating thing, since this is a local tourney–is wondering “how many women will show up?” Yea lucky me…only other woman is a blue belt…*sigh*…she’s from one of the other schools that is assoiciated with our instructor, so I’ve actually rolled with her before…and I knew I was in trouble! I think I blogged it a few blog entries back. Anywho, she’s strong and has long legs…and I’m averege stumpy all over the place. I ended up submitting by armbar. I’ve come to the conclusion that I do something wrong cause I get armbarred A LOT. Now I just have to figure out WHAT it is that I’m doing wrong. My brother came and has a video, so when I get it I will post it, any thoughts, comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

I should also mention how CRAZY NERVOUS I was simply because I knew people were coming to see me. My first tourney nobody came cause I decided to do it like 48 hours before the tourney….I was MUCH more nervous this time cause my MOM, brother, best friend Mandi, her husband Brandt, and their *super amazing adorable newborn” Maddy came to see me. AAAAHHHHH…and of course, nobody listens to me, I tell them to get there by 12, they all walk in at like 12:45, and I’m like, you’re soo lucky that this organization is run by Brazilians and doesn’t start on time!!! Couldn’t you get there early so I’m not sitting here nervous that you aren’t going to make it? aaaaahhhh…Everyone walked in and then I was like grabbed and like, okay, you’re competing now…I like literally only had time to wave to my family. Sheesh.

Anywho, when I get pictures and video I will post them. Off to another (slightly less) hectic week…

OMG what a week

There has not been one day this week that I have been home before 9:30 pm. UGGGGHHH. Yesterday I had to go to a viewing for one of my friends from college…her dad passed away suddenly over the weekend. That was brain draining–I was an emotional wreck. I ended up driving a good 300 miles…a half hour north from my house to work, then left work early, drove an hour and a half down to the viewing, and then an hour and a half back up to color guard practice, and a 40 minute drive home. One entire tank of gas. I truely didn’t think I was going to make it to work this morning.

Then today after school I had to go to color guard cause they had a game tonight (cause tommorrow night is a Jewish Holiday). So now my body thinks tommorrow is SATURDAY, cause we normally have FRIDAY NIGHT games…grrrrr…

But the good thing about this week is that it is over, and this weekend kicks butt–tommorrow night I’m going to bjj, saturday I’m going to the NY ren faire, and sunday I have a bjj tourney. wooooot! πŸ™‚ yay πŸ™‚


Cool Site for women’s clothing

So, Valerie from 8 Limbz recently shared a link to this online store, and I think it is cool for a billion reasons. They make you take a billion measurements and then fit you into a body shape. I played guess my body shape–I looked at the body shape pictures and said, I think I’m an A. And low and behold, after taking my measurements, I was an A! woohoo…that’s good cause it means I’m seeing my body the way it really is! And THEN, when you go to shop, they tell you what clothes are good for your body shape. SO, even if you didn’t buy anything there, you could look for styles that fit your body type and then go find them elsewhere. Anywho, I thought it was super cool and figured I’d share will all. Hmmm….I seem to be “borrowing” from other people a lot…lol….everyones just got way good posts and I have like, no time whatsoever πŸ™‚