It takes a village to raise a child Regardless of this saying's origins, whether as an African proverb or an American one, it rings true in cases of many, many individuals whose uprbinging is affected by so many more people than the two to whom they belong. Parents are the sun to the heliocentric…Read more Family
Last Saturday I competed in jiu-jitsu, after 2 years. Only had 1 fight because I'm too skinny and decided not to do gi. Also because my "absolute" division fighter decided not to show up. Also about to get a new gi. InshaAllah, the gray War Tribe Gear "Reaper." Katy BJJ store website is finally up…Read more BJJ Stuff
Went back to Katy BJJ yesterday after..about a month a half, methinks. It was awesome. Got a new guy, Sam, who's my age, and actually did some self-defense for a change. My coach is very sport-oriented, and up until yesterday, I didn't really know he had a self-defense side. We did some choke defense, punch-block…Read more BJJ: Back at it!!
So, after that last blog post, I went to go watch Furious 7 in the theater. Of course, the Fast & Furious franchise is comprised of the 3 Gs: gaaris, girls, and guns. Gaari is the Urdu word for car. The 's' signifies plural. Hinglish FTW... Anyway, the cars were awesome. Especially the Abu Dhabi cars. The…Read more Furious 7; More BJJ & Guns
Note: this one may be a bit long. Was watching Hawaii Five-O on Netflix earlier today, and absolutely tripped towards the end of the episode. Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly, one of the main characters, is thrown into a street-guard situation, and "night-night"s his attacker using a triangle choke armbar. I swear, I jumped up and…Read more Jiu-Jitsu and Weapons in TV/Movies
I train 4 to 5 days every week. Mon-Thurs, 7:30-9:00 pm, and Sat 9:00-10:30 am. A while back--about a month now(been busy and lazy to blog! lol)--on Thursday, I came in late--at about 8 o'clock. As I walked in, it was a full house and everybody was fighting tournament-style stand up. Like, the whole 9…Read more Game to 5 points: Jiu-Jitsu edition
Jiu jitsu is like chess--offense and defense. "Guard" is any time a jiujitsuka's legs are between he and his opponent. Not to sound sexist, but I will refer to the practictioner as a he. Anyway, the guard game is a complex algorithm of mechanical math. If A, then C or D or B, then T,…Read more The Guard Game