I’m a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Tim Mannon (Renzo Gracie black belt). I started in April 2008. I got my blue belt on Sept 8, 2009 (17 months), and my purple in Oct 2014. I’m 36 years old, 5’2″, and ~125 lbs (~57kgs).
I started BJJ because I’d done a little bit with a friend (who had trained with Tim), and it seemed fun. I went to a class, got my butt kicked, and decided that it was even more fun than I’d even thought, and so I haven’t stopped going back.
I’m a writer, an editor, a business analyst, and a software tester. I’m occasionally a bit OCD and somewhat of a perfectionist, so I may update things, move things around, etc. I love to write, and I write about everything, always have. (This is why I have so many extra pages that sprout up. I can’t stop writing! Also, I’m a procrastinator — if I’m working on this blog, you can be sure I’m avoiding something else.) I’ve always been an introvert and a loner, so actually interacting with so many people on a near-daily basis is a new experience for me, and I’m still learning how it goes.
The first time you comment, that comment has to be approved. And as long as you’re not an obvious autobot spammer, it will be as soon as I see it. After that, sign your comment with the same name & email and it will be automatically published. (Multiple links might get a comment flagged by the WordPress spam filters, but I’ll let it out as soon as I see it.) Also, I no longer go through the spam folder, so if your comment never gets published, it’s probably in there.
I do try to respond to all comments, but I have a bad habit of composing responses in my head and never actually writing them out because my brain thinks I’ve already answered. (I do this on other people’s sites, too!)
You can leave a comment (I like comments), or you can email me at bjjgrrl at the gmail.
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