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Mindy Poehl
Waco, Tx and Littleton, Co
I love jiu jitsu and I love writing- so voila
Interests: Training and learning jiu jitsu, writing, hanging out with my jiu jitsu family, playing with pets, photography, loving my loved ones, learning, and being in the sunshine. And of course, spending time with my husband and my bun in the over, Baby Abram.
Recent Activity
Speaking of self defense (from my earlier post)...I like this video of Rener and Ryron Gracie practicing their knife defense on the wonderful beaches of Puerto Escondido, Costa Rica. Do you have a favorite Gracie brother? Ryron is my favorite! Do you practice your knife defense? It's awesome to know! Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Jits My Life
I came across this video today, and it made me excited about that day in my far, far future when I will be tested for my black belt : ) I love practicing the self defense from Grand Master Helio Gracie's Master Text! How much of this do you know?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Jits My Life
While I was looking up Jeff Glover's Donkey Guard for my last post, I came across this video of him working on the stability ball. I really like it, and I think these drills can help with body movement during jiu jitsu. After my pregnancy, I want to try some... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Jits My Life
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Hee-Haw! Hee-Haw! Heeee-Hahaha! This video has been circulating the web since Saturday evening, but I think it's really funny and it involves my teammate, Jeremy Hastings. Hastings is a purple belt at my academy, Katharo Training Center, and he's been hot on the local competition scene lately. Hastings joined Katharo... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Jits My Life
Lower your levels during a takedown. I filmed this video at our old academy, but it's still legit...and simple. Notice that the lower you make your opponent get during a takedown, the easier it will be to finish the takedown. The lower they get, the less balance they have. See... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Jits My Life
Every week, I'm picking a technique from the previous week's classes that stands out to me. This week, I chose these videos to film because these tips are gggreat! This first one was so fun to practice. I have short legs and feel like it's difficult for me to get,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Jits My Life
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By Karla Rizzon: When I started training jiu-jitsu eight months ago, I never imagined how huge of an impact it would have on my life. I had decided to try a class because my husband is an aficionado of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and he was always saying how nice it would... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Jits My Life
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I'm pregnant! And I find myself getting hungry throughout the day...especially after training. How about you? Do you need a pick me up snack before or after training? I created some healthy snacks to sell at the academy, most of them on the Gracie Diet (except fruit snacks.) I have... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Jits My Life
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If this kid weren’t only 14, he’d be a purple belt! I think I see him on the mats more than I see any other student- and that’s while he still has school, wrestling, football, and plenty of other activities to keep him busy. Meet Jacob Harper. He is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Jits My Life
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Kimberly Giraldo, the CEO of Rockin' Green Eco-friendly cleaning products emailed us at the academy and asked if we'd be interested in writing a review of some products if she sent them. Sure thing!! That's exciting and right up my alley. The company just lauched a new athletic wear detergent.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Jits My Life
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Drugs!!!! Ugh! That is my opinion on them. (Now, marijuana is legal in Colorado, and many people don’t consider it a drug…so that’s not exactly what I’m talking about here.) In my past, whenever I have felt peer pressure about trying a substance that I do not want to take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Jits My Life
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Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta Dish. Last night I made this healthy dish. It was simple, tasty, inexpensive and healthy. (Of course my husband added tons of butter to his dish. It's not needed, but he's a butter-aholic without thinking!) Follow this recipe for KALE AND FETA ONE-POT PASTA:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Jits My Life
Every week, I will film a video of my favorite techniques that I have learned in class from the previous week. It took me a while to edit this, so this is my favorite technique from two weeks ago: Back Attacks! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Jits My Life
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Hello my friends and fellow jiu jitsu practitioners! I've been talking about having a blog for over 2 years now. I've interviewed some professors and teammates over the years, but have done nothing with it. I love jiu jitsu, and I wanted an outlet to write all about it. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Jits My Life
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