Sunday, March 20, 2011

Private, seminar and promotions...

Fun weekend... had houseguests and visitors in town.. Kristine, Triin, Lindsey and Matt for the Hillary seminar, and Gene from San Fran for SXSW.

Did an hour-long private with Hillary Williams before her excellent 3-hour techfest in San Antonio Saturday... wooo! great series! :) Thanks Lana and Andre Monteiro of Flex BJJ for hosting, and thanks Hillary for some truly miserable moments underneath you.




Then today, along with many others more deserving than I, I was promoted... 4th stripe! :)



Good training afterwards. I put into use a suggested guard attack (Thanks Gene!) and even pulled off, in live sparring, a move Hillary taught that I thought LEAST LIKELY to be incorporated by me into my game. Holy crap. And I even pulled off a variation of the sweep Dan, one of our browns, has been TRYING to teach me for two years... not for lack of effort on his part but more from my lack of ability!

Leave for the Pan on Wednesday night, fighting Thursday. On weight right now, though I am cutting it close. (Watched UFC last night, and treated myself with a buffalo burger, but brought my own steamed greenbeans to eat in lieu of the fries. That's either exceptional, or exceptionally lame, haven't decided. But the damn things actually tasted great so I was only sad when my husband ordered the key lime pie. Sigh.)

Training hard still but tapering starting tomorrow-- only noon conditioning and evening class from now through Tues, and only noon class Wed, and will be taking it easy in the evening classes.

I will post updates from the Pans on Facebook and twitter.... :) OH and don't forget, if you're at the Pan, Sunday morning 3/27 we'll have a very informal breakfast get-together at the tournament hotel lobby. I will post a blog entry about it tomorrow when the official schedule is posted.

9 comments:

Afrorican said...

Congrats on the promotion. Kick butt at the Pans.

slideyfoot said...

Congrats! Purple can't be far off now. That blue belt certainly appears to be looking forward to retirement. ;)

SavageKitsune said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your promotion!

Wow, your belt looks like it's been run over by a herd of elephants- about eighteen times! :)

Tim Morenz said...

Congratulations and so well deserved! By the way, those are the way belts are supposed to look, frayed and worn! Parabens!

The Part Time Grappler said...

congratulations Georgette. Go eat them alive at the Pan!

Dev said...

Congrats! Well deserved. Now go back it up! :)

SavageKitsune said...

A purple belt is going to look stylin' with your pink gi! ;-)

SkinnyD said...

I'm a little late, but way to go on the promotion. I know we're not supposed to worry about it, but being promoted is still cool. Nice job.

Gene said...

Congrats on the new stripe. Good luck at Pan Ams.

Gene