I often catch myself not paying attention in demos. Not because I’m bored or don’t care (obviously) but I’m overwhelmed by the grace of the human body. A thousand drawings run through my head in the slight gestures of hands, legs, the twist of a torso; the complex arrangement of the human figure and the Gi is like fireworks to me. Like never getting tired of seeing the sunrise, I get astoundingly distracted by these natural machines we are housed in; our colours, tones, shadows and lines, all of which are different and have their own story to tell. I want to spend the rest of my life creating art about Jiu Jitsu and the beauty it’s brought to my life. So yeah, sometimes I’m not quite listening 😉 Photo Credit @vaniabjjphotos 😘
The day I got these pictures taken I kept thinking only a couple things.
1. how excited I am going to be when I am back on the mats with my team and best training partner (my husband) AND 2. Training my heart out to get my arm raised on top of that podium for 1st place when I compete in my division🙌🏻 God is amazing and although I might not understand why I am facing certain trials I gain tons of testimony from those around me and from the patience our Heavenly Father has with my impatience. 💯 If He brought you to it... He sure as heck will bring you through it” Thank you @tianiv for being my sister over seas. Encouraging and inspiring not only me but so many around the world with your talents and amazing humble soul. ❤️ The truth is the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle brings out the best in people and I am no different. Don’t know where I would be without It. 💯 #keepgoing#Godisgood#dresslikealady#trainlikeabeast#dowhatmakesyouhappy#bjjlifestyle#bjjwoman#trusttheprocess
As always, a pleasure to spend time with @1carlosmachado1 and the extra-special treat of @gordonlovesjiujitsu dropping some serious knowledge-bombs while simultaneously making me feel pity for his opponents while rewatching his old matches...his hooks/grips are tighter than one would imagine...good stuff. And obviously @natsantorofitness who takes a much better pic than me🤙 #bjj#bjjlifestyle#blessed 🙏
@volkan_oezdemir We’re extremely proud of everything you have accomplished! Win or lose, your people are behind you! You’re an inspiration and a role model for many young Kurdish athletes! Keep your head up! Win or learn! 🙏🏽
I always had great faith in the power of diet. By diet I mean nutrition 🥗 The fuel you put in your body. I’ve seen just how much it can change your body and mind for the better with personal experiences I’ve had in the past. But I let it get away from me. The past two years of my life have really been an up and down roller coaster ride🎢 From a very shocking divorce, severe depression, and multiple health issues, my focus on my nutrition and workouts 🏋🏼♀️ took a back seat. I had good days and bad when it came to eating and exercising, but mostly bad. This is year, I decided, this was the real start to my life. I researched diet more and really picked up on a lot from the experts @joerogan featured on his pod casts. I got introduced to @onnit by listening to him and other athletes. With a little time off before I start a huge step with my career I dove head first into the Keto diet and taking supplements from Onnit. I’ve been going strong for a good week, considering the past 2 years, it’s really good for me. The changes I’ve noticed in this short time have truly been ✨amazing✨ Not only am I down a few pounds, but aches, pains, and stiffness I’ve been living with have disappeared by days 2/3. My mood, attitude, and mental clarity have beyond improved. I’ve have felt the best I’ve felt in several years!!! I’m becoming addicted to my regimen (healthy habits) and it makes me want to charge ahead and make more good happen for me and my kiddos!
Posted @withrepost • @joanna_jiujitsu ‘Never say never because limits, like fears are often just an illusion’ (M Jordan). I would like to thank everyone who has been part of this amazing experience... first of all the strongest corner of coaches, @rogergracie Juniao Rga Cesar Lima, the amazing RGA team screaming out loud during the matches (I felt your energy and it made the whole experience so much more wonderful Freddie Sykes), last minute medical expert advice during my infection crisis Marc Barton Steve Finan and those who treated my wound Nina Nilofar and Louisa Bennett, my sparring partners (special kudos to Juan Borges and Heather Jayne Goldie who patiently drilled with me for this event), of course the amazing and lovely manager Izabella Mieloch who as always has been supporting me all the way through ❤️ and lastly thanks to my sponsors @truthnaturals and @grabandpull for your support 🙏🏼
To all the team mates and coaches at RGA and RGA Gymbox: thank you for all your advice and guidance, your patience and kindness. This gold medal at the Europeans is OURS, Oss. @rogergracie @h_juniao @cesarlimabjj #rogergracieacademy @rgagymbox @rgagymbox @i_mbella @louisabennett @freddie2getfit @jborgescubillan @ninapowerjj @rgaladies @stevefinan #bjjgirl#brazilianjiujitsu#bjj#jiujitsu#jiujitsulifestyle#bjjlifestyle#bjj4life#jiujitsuparamulheres#girlsingis#europeans#ibjjf#rogergracieacademy#rga#rgafamily#grabandpull
From dad: August getting some wisdom from coach Marugg between matches. Super proud of him today. 1 sub win by triangle, 3 draws, 0 losses. Took silver. Smallest guy in the division by far. Probably the most aggressive I've seen him. Thanks to coach Marugg for taking August under your wing full time in December. Also, thanks to coaches Pasto and Goforth for all the past knowledge 🤙
This man made me so proud today. He worked his butt off and trained consistently & it definitely showed today. I got to see the biggest part of his life into action. #bjj#bjjlifestyle#teamgodly#jujitsu#whitebelt