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“And what variety there is among these combatants: huge heavyweight men, tiny lightweight women, and every size in between- and every color too, every skin tone in the palette from the blackest of Africa to the whitest of the polar lands, from Mongolia to the Mediterranean Sea, and from the Indies West to East. Scarcely a nation is unrepresented, and so this tournament is a place of Babel, a cacophony of languages in the crowd and amongst the coaches bellowing instructions to their battered gasping charges. But in all, there seems to be one common language, a language of fighting like no other. ” -Mark Law

JiuJistu has a way of melting through social barriers and class through shared struggles. Regardless of who we are outside, here our paths have crossed because of our mutual goal for self-improvement. They will stay intertwined through our dedication and perseverance to constantly improve, and never settle for good enough.

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lithrowsyou:

theronindiaries:

What up budoblr! How has everyone been? 

Did a seminar at a Taekwondo school that my best friend is teaching at now! It was a small introductory class but a good one!

I’d love to hear people experiences in their first ever class and what stood out to them. What were major growing pains for you as a novice in martial arts? I’d love to use your feedback to help make sure that new people have a good start to their journey!

It felt so good to train soem judo again and I’m excited to see how this club grows!

For any martial arts class I’ve taken up since my teens, getting used to exerting myself is always hard. That whole doesn’t look unfit but is unfit and is also asthmatic thing.


Choy Lee Fut I’ve been doing for two and a half years now after almost six years of nothing. Training myself to do certain details (foot position in stances, punching with a vertical fist, etc) without falling back on the muscle memory of my karate days was so much harder than I expected because so much of was similar yet sliiiggghhtttly different.


And judo… So much fun but my first class expected a certain level of acrobatics (kartwheels, forward and backward rolls, etc) which I could do but I know there’s a lot of adults out there who wouldn’t have any experience in that stuff. Also it was so weird being that close to another persons body when learning throws and groundwork. Part of me was like “You need to be close, this is normal” and other part of me was like “PERSONAL SPACE NEEDED!”

You get very familiar very fast with people in grappling thats for sure!

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dontworryjustjitsu:

A couple of things I learnt today:

  1. I really do not want to be sensei, it’s just not for me
  2. I really reeeally do not want to work with kids, ever. I just don’t have the patience for uneducated kids whose parents just throw into whatever sport to tire them out so they don’t have to deal with them

Kids class can be soul crushing and thankless work. You do get validation in helping shape and change lives in a very real and rewarding way, but holy shit the other days you’ll have to deal with entitled parents, kids who don’t want to be there, and lots of other stressors. I totally feel you on that!

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What up budoblr! How has everyone been? 

Did a seminar at a Taekwondo school that my best friend is teaching at now! It was a small introductory class but a good one!

I’d love to hear people experiences in their first ever class and what stood out to them. What were major growing pains for you as a novice in martial arts? I’d love to use your feedback to help make sure that new people have a good start to their journey!
It felt so good to train soem judo again and I’m excited to see how this club grows!

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Here, incredible waterwoman Ha'a Keaulana tows 220-lb Sam Kapoi while carrying a 50 lb boulder 15 ft under the surface.



imfemalewarrior:

der-schwartzenmann:

bae-in-maine:

kumasenpai:

fitasianwomen:

natgeotravel: Ha'a Keaulana, daughter of Brian Keaulana and the grand daughter of legendary Buffalo Keaulana carries a 50 pound boulder while running across the sea floor to train for surfing. Her father teaches surfers that they should train for a four wave hold down in case of a wipeout in big surf. At 13 second intervals between waves, that means about a minute of being held down. It is one thing to hold your breath in a swimming pool for a minute and it something completely different to swim down 30 feet, pick up a huge rock and then run as hard as you can for a minute. Thanks to her lineage, community and training, Ha’a is a true water woman from Makaha. Hawaiians have saltwater running through their veins and epitomize what it means to be connected to the sea. Photograph by @paulnicklen.

Bruh

She isn’t just running with a 50 pound rock, but she has three dudes acting as a drag! That is just…wow. holy hot damn!

Mera… queen of atlantis

This is so inspiring! Train hard to make Epic Gains and achieve peak Femmeliness! 

One aspect of training is to teach you how to handle certain dangerous situations in a safe, controlled environment so you know what to do if you are ever in that situation. In this case she is training for a wipeout where she will be held down by the water in good weather conditions so she will be able to withstand that situation! 

-FemaleWarrior 

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ruckinandrollin:

“When drilling these throws, make sure you try not to resist and make it harder for your partner to throw you”

Me: DEPLOY CLAW-LIKE VICE GRIP

Also…

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juji-gatame:

O-soto-guruma

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goju-ittai:

Budoblr, reblog with your fave kick and what you call it in your martial art’s language !

Its a tie between head stomp or ball kick. Nothing beats a good ol’ head stomp following up a takedown.

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juji-gatame:

From Uchi-mata to Ko-soto-gake… that’s the ticket to beat a world champion!

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