Christopher Rios

1st Degree Candidate

August 22, 2017

 

Margin of Error

Saturday morning I woke up fifteen minutes before my alarm clock went off. I used the restroom and thought I ha...

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Eric Dufurrena

3rd Degree Candidate

August 21, 2017

 

Journal #16

I have been sick since last Tuesday. I had to delay my BJJ test. Psychologically being sick is very hard for...

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Ashley Juvera

1st Degree Candidate

August 21, 2017

 

Dear Public,

I will call this one a cliché of the finales of the finales of clichés

Im chillin in the dark on my twin bed ...

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Bryan Raydon

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal Entry #15

Don’t do anything stupid. This past week, I had a scare when I injured my ribs drilling BJJ. The injury w...

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Jo Weatherford

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal 14: “Mama always said you got to put the past behind you, and that’s what my running was all about” Mr. Gump

I wa...

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Sanidhya Oli

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal Entry #16
The three mile felt longer for me and I was way more tired after than I was on any of the other 3 miles that I...

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AJ Edwards Andrini

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal 16

We are almost done with journaling, which I'm glad for becuase I'm pretty forgetful about doing these...

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Austin Ramirez

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal Entry #17
This is my LAST journal before I’m a black belt!!! How did this test fly by so fast? When I first star...

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Bre Bowles

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal #16

The last physical requirement

That sounds like the title of a movie, but holy crap, we’re so close I can taste...

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Reese Hewlett

1st Degree Candidate

August 20, 2017

 

Journal #16
6 days left.
6 days until I reach a milestone.
Hug high! I'm not excited. The test on Friday, I guess I'm ...

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Kristin Dunbar

1st Degree Candidate

August 18, 2017

 

journal entry #16

Exactly one week to go people.
What we have been training for.
What we have been riding this emotional roller...

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Deborah Walton

1st Degree Candidate

August 18, 2017

 

Journal Entry #14 - Honoring yourself and others: I’m a little behind in my journaling. It turns out I even like wheel kicks m...

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Lauren Scarpa

1st Degree Candidate

August 17, 2017

 

Journal #15

For the past week, I've been trying to focus on loving myself more for everything I have become. I try to just...

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Jordyn McClain

1st Degree Candidate

August 15, 2017

 

JOURNAL #15


Wow! Everyone killed the mile and push ups test! I'm so happy for every one! I think we all passed the pushup...

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Suzi Stempeck

2nd Degree Candidate

August 15, 2017

 

Journal Entry 15

Wow. What a week. On Tuesday, we did our sparring test. I’m so glad it was secret. I saw Asa arrive and ...

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Jessica Torres

1st Degree Candidate

August 13, 2017

 

#15

Another week down, another record broken. The pushup record was on my radar from the beginning of the test as something I m...

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Cameron Tatara

1st Degree Candidate

August 12, 2017

 

Journal Entry #16

Monday was the first week of school. There is definetly a bigger rush to get to Freestyle. I have a pattern e...

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Kai Hirotani

2nd Degree Candidate

August 08, 2017

 

Journal #13

7-25-17~

I don't know why I do this to myself everytime. I stress myself out, drive myself crazy and...

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Elaine Van Der Wall

2nd Degree Candidate

July 29, 2017

 

Beyond the Mat Lesson #6: Change Your Mind and Your Life will Follow
Or, Mental hygiene and martial arts: 5 ways to cultivate a ...

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Susanna Hamilton

1st Degree Candidate

July 28, 2017

 

Susanna Hamilton
7/28/17
1st Degree Black Belt
Essay

What Martial Arts Means to Me:

What does Martial Arts mean? Most times w...

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Kyle Brown

3rd Degree Candidate

July 10, 2017

 

This last Saturday we had a very important special training for me. We had a "pre" pretest in a way and it hel...

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