Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Training Partner

I am so incredibly excited about BJJ right now!

1. Last night was Son's first official class at Fifty/50 BJJ. Even though he's actually a smidge bigger than me, he still feels super tiny, lol! From now on I should never have a night where there isn't a colored belt under 140lbs in the room to roll with. Woohoo!!

2. Plans are in the works for an absolutely incredible group of people to gather for a Pan Am 2010 training camp at Fifty/50. It will likely include a number of high level black belts from all over - some of whom are small-ish as well. And I can't WAIT!

3. I'm a little bummed about missing No-Gi Mundials because I can't miss my grad school class monday morning (who schedules a tournament on a sunday anyway?) and because I was late resuming hard training due to the moving of the gym. It makes it worse that I missed No-gi Pan Ams because of my trip to Florida and there are no big tournaments around between now and January. BUT to make up for it, Ryan said he wants me to go to the CBJJ Europeans with him! Portugal, here we come!!!

4. Our TENTH woman signed up last week - she switched over from a local gym. All of our injured reserve ladies should be returning to training in about a month or so. I'm really happy with all the ladies but especially with Mary Ann and Kate's progress. The two of them are learning quickly and are light years ahead of where I was with their amount of time in training BJJ.

5. A small female blue belt is visiting from out of town on Sunday and I'm looking forward to training with her and having the other ladies train with her. I love visitors!

6. I'm going to start giving my first set of regularly scheduled lessons with a non Fifty-50 student this Saturday.

Whew! =)

p.s. Thanks to everyone for all their encouraging comments, especially Georgette!


  1. Wow, you've got a lot going on!! I am so jealous of how many girls you guys have training! That's awesome. We have a few, but there are some nights where I am the only one or where there is only one other. Hopefully I can convince some of my friends to start coming!

  2. Im so excited about Son coming to train with us, I only got to compete against him once and I always want to roll with him. I cant wait to be back in the swing of things and get in shape for Pans, cooperating body parts or not. Did I tell you all the stuff Comprido told me about setting up a Mundials training camp? Hope everything has been going good in the gym, I miss everyone

  3. Hi Jen, great blog! It must be tough as a female find good training partners that will help you learn and progress rather than try to always win against you! I'd love to get a women's BJJ program off the ground for my gym in the future however my wife's pregnant at the moment so maybe next year! I too recently started a blog for my studentsand have found it to be a great learning tool for myself as well! Anyway, if you're interested please feel free to check it out at and let me know what you think! I am pretty new to the whole blogging concept! Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your posts!
    Kind Regards
    P.S. I am a huge fan of Ryan Hall's and everything he is achieving with his 50 fifty school! Great work!!!


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