cool. article. happened on it by pure coincidence and yesterday was a new female's first day in SubW class. I was a little clumsy with a new guard sweep where the knee is close to opponent's jaw and kneed her right in the jaw & it didn't look like she had a mouthpiece. Askedif she was okay and she took mild offense. I told her (100% truth) I'd have said that to anyone. She seemed to remain convinced it was a case of mollycoddling. Anyway we all or most of us bring our own baggage to the mat perhaps, not to suggest that this was a typical experience, quite the contrary.
3 | 2010-06-06
Great article!! I, too, started muay thai at age 29 and BJJ at 33. It is as if I wrote this article myself. I have never loved a sport more than BJJ because it is so physical and so cerebral at the same time. I am now a new CrossFit member (yesterday was my first class). I can only see CrossFit workouts complementing my BJJ workouts. Cheers to all female grapplers out there. We rock!
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