Walking into the competition area, I thought, "This is crazy. Why am I doing this?"
Zed Alexandra opens up about how jiu jitsu transformed her art and changed her relationship with depression and anxiety.
Hey, remember that time I moved to California - the jiu jitsu mecca - and stopped training? Yeah, that happened. Oops.
From what initially began as an obsessive measure designed as an outward display of masculinity, eventually developed into a means of self-destruction during periods where I was unable to verbalise or make sense of the fluid world around me.
Does your mind go void of any ideas of what to do when beginning a roll? Do you struggle with knowing what to do in bad spots, unfamiliar positions and even dominant positions when you achieve them?
Somehow I ended up with a full month off of training. Here's what I did to get back at it.
My decision to compete in a jiu jitsu tournament came after I considered quitting everything.
Make your own Quest bars! Om nom nom!
The joys of dating while training...
Hey you, mademoiselle or monsieur blue belt. I see you, and all of your cerulean magnificence. I see you being awesome, in your sapphire splendour.