Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A quick update

Hi again,

I thought I'd update on a handful of things that have happened since I last wrote. First 2 quick ones:

1) 2nd tab ahoy..


I've been a blue for a year and a half now and the second tab was the reassurance and motivation I needed to know I was progressing. I know I've improved since getting my blue, but it's nice to know that your coach knows that too.

2) I got a freakin' WAVE

I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these since I saw the preview pictures. Honest opinion- It's the best gi I've ever worn. Now, I know I'm sponsored by Scramble and some people are going to assume I'm biased, but I'm not a liar. Nor am I brainwashed. I'm perfectly capable of making my own decisions. If I didn't think this was the best gi ever, I'd say "Yeah, it's really... nice. The rashguard is perdy". But I'm not, it's genuinely the best fitting, best designed, comfiest gi to roll in I own.

Despite the (awesome) rashguard lining, it's still SO light! I'ts almost as light as my rio koi, which is crazy light. Because of the lining I'm limited for where I could put patches. But, if there's a will, there's a way...


So yeah. Awesome gi, I'm not a biased jerk. What was next?..

3) I was in Jiu Jitsu Style!

Well, sorta. A few pictures from the recent Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu seminar ended up in the magazine. At the start of the seminar (when everyone was registering their names) Cyborg asked me for a roll. Seymour was on hand to take some shots of me flying through the air, but luckily none of those shots ended up in the magazine. Instead, here I am looking puzzled and tangled up in my own gi sleeve. Faaantastic.


New blog in 2 mins. Exciting news coming..

Pony Club Grappling Gear


Hello again. So soon after another post you say?. I can tell you're impressed.

Anyway, I have news!

In addition to my sponsorship with the very very awesome (I-love-you-so-much-please-don't-ever-drop-me) Scramble

I am now a very proud sponsored athlete of
 Pony Club Grappling Gear.

This is an awesome clothing brand (started earlier this year) aimed at women in BJJ/MMA. Fed up of brands presuming you'll like their gear because they've slapped the label "girls" on their usual stuff? Or, (in my case) fed up of seeing everything designed for girls in being plastered in baby pink and heart and flowers and VOM. .

I was my friends, I was. PCGG is a refreshing new brand, with designs being kitsch and playful.  Best of all? It's created by a girl. So no more baby pinks and baby blues making me want to vomit up my soul whenever I see them. Win. PCGG is not exclusively for women though. Oh no no. That would be reverse sexism. Or, inverted sexism. Whatever. They make unisex sizes in all their shirts as well. Hoorah!

Checking out patches
Har Har 

So, they sent me some lovely t-shirts and a bunch of patches to get sewing on my gi's (my Mum hates me). Super soft shirts, and the patches are awesome (the logo was designed by Mr Meerkatsu himself).

The patches are craaaazy good. PCGG are doing an offer right now that has worldwide shipping for $5 on patches. I forget the discount code and what you have to do but it exiiissssts.

Wait, here it is.. enter the promo code: PONYPATCHONLY in the coupon bit where you make an order.

They've got big plans so get involved girls and (pony loving) guys. Woah. That sounded wrong.


Thanks to PCGG for the sponsorship, can't wait to represent the next time I compete :)