Monthly Archives: February 2012

Origin

Since I started jiu jitsu, I’ve been looking for a gi that I can use when visiting other schools and for competition. Pretty early on, I came across the Origin product line and fell in love. I’ve been drooling over … Continue reading

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Plugging Holes

For the first time in a live roll, I hit a triangle from my closed guard this past Sunday.¬†Granted, I can only throw it one way (when my opponent postures up and reaches back with one hand to open my … Continue reading

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Burpees

My instructor decided to take the 100 Burpee Challenge: 100 burpees for 40 days, from the beginning of Lent until Easter. As a result, we did 40 of the god-forsaken things today during warm-ups. Cruel. However, rolling went pretty well. … Continue reading

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Jiu Jitsu is Everywhere

This afternoon, my wife and I were having lunch at Islands; I went a little nuts on the ordering and probably inhaled a couple thousand calories, all while wearing a t-shirt repping the gym where I roll. Just after I … Continue reading

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Stripes

I woke up this morning trying desperately not to think about a few recent events. See, some friends of mine – all training partners – had striped in the last week. We all started rolling around the same time and … Continue reading

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In the beginning

Welcome to Tap Often. I’m a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and, over the years, I’ve fancied myself a writer. After training for about 10 months, I decided to blog my thoughts on this sport I’ve come to love, … Continue reading

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