Tiger's Junkyard - Items filtered by date: February 2013
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:50

A Kiss in the Rain

I totally ruined a deeply romantic moment on the way home from gym last night, but honestly, if you decide to play out a dramatic goodbye kiss under an umbrella, in the pouring rain, while standing right in front of the building entrance...you really shouldn't be surprised when someone comes barrelling towards you yelling "EXCUSE ME!!"

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 05:01

Stripes and Sexism

I know I've dropped off the map for a while when it comes to maintaining my blog, but in my defense I'm at the gym 4-5 times a week and it's hard to find time to come home and then write about it. I didn't mean to disappear either but finding a happy balance has never been my forte.

Luckily for all of you, I have new things to write about. For example, I am now a 4-stripe white belt and have long since been converted to primarily training with the gi (remember how I once insisted that I'd never EVER be into gi, because nogi was "the shit?"...yeah, I'm over that phase; give me a gi). I will write more about all that soon but in the meantime, I wanted to address an irritating article that I read by a black belt instructor in faraway Idaho.

The article, which has received major backlash due to its blatant sexism, is titled "Can Women Really Handle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?" and one of the saddest things about it is that its author doesn't even seem to realize how chauvinistic he actually is. I love my gym and the people I train with so much, and am so comfortable there, that I constantly forget there are gyms run by people who just don't "get it" when it comes to women grappling...or doing any contact sport for that matter.



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