Friday, October 26, 2012

Thank you for the amazing support everyone has shown for these seminars! Just added 2 new sessions... Thursday, Nov 29 and Friday, Nov 30 5:30PM - 8:30PM (especially for people who work on the weekend) Saturday, Dec 1 9AM - 4PM Registration will open soon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Reserve your space for “the Art of Competition” Seminar now!!!

Spaces for this seminar are very limited and filling up. Email or to register and reserve your spot! This seminar is open to anyone (men and women) who is looking to compete for the first time, get better at competing or just get better at BJJ/grappling!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Competition Seminar - October 20, 2012

I am so excited to be putting on the my first seminar on Competition!
It’s been a long time for me...struggling the last few years to make sense of the last 12 years of my life and work and trying to figure out a way to share what I have learned and experienced in that time with you...because I think it can help you too! Anyone that has read my blog at some point, anyone who has trained and wanted to get better, anyone that has struggled in the sport, anyone who has struggled with competition or even in thinking about competition. This is the beginning of more to come... Attendance is very limited for this event.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Survive, Emerge...Flourish

It’s been a really long time since I actually posted any actual thoughts on this blog. I was just listening to a friend tell me about how she was feeling about her jiu-jitsu and her current struggle and I remembered an early blog post I had written that I thought would be perfect for her to see. I found it and then read a couple of other posts I had written in...(gulp!) 2006!!! I wondered “How did I get to where am I today?" and then I wondered “Uh...Where AM I today?” So maybe I might have some thoughts to share with the “Blog-OH!-sphere" again...or maybe I won’t. No promises, but today, I’m mean...blogging. Where does the time go and where does life take us? I just read some posts from 2007. It was the year of my ADCC, the year of my divorce, the year that changed my life in so many ways, good bad and otherwise. Actually, that last part is a value judgment and there’s really no need for that because it is past and history and “It is what it is.” There’s no judgment needed. I felt a wave of emotional nostalgia as I remember the feeling of my world being a snow globe getting shaken up. I remembered the term “A new normal” and how we have to constantly adjust to what happens to us in life. Usually it’s more the traumatic things that we are more aware of and how we respond, react and just keep plodding down the road of life with the new battle wounds and scars that become a part of what makes up who we are. When I was about 20 in art school, I made a video documenting every scar on my body, it’s size and what it was from. It was my attempt to literalize the metaphorical. 25 years later...there are too many scars, both literal AND metaphorical, to document. Too many come and gone and faded and forgotten. Too calloused - maybe that’s a bad word choice - maybe “developed resilience” is better...resilient to the constant assault of life. Victorious in the daily struggle to survive, emerge and flourish.