Back in SoCal
Felicia and I got back to SoCal yesterday after an AMAZING women's grapplycamp. I don't know where to start describing it. I met terrific women who love grappling and are in different stages of their grappling development. I got to help them think about where they might want to go with grappling and how they might want to contribute. I got to see old friends too, from the other camp and from earlier than that. I got to hang out with Emily, Alaina, and Felicia, who are the group that makes up http://www.womensgrappling.org/ (check it out!). I ate poutine, ketchup chips, and other Canadian delights. I had a great time at MECCA, which is the gym in Toronto that sponsored us. I, along with Emily and Felicia, talked to Bruce Hoyer for http://www.thefightworkspodcast.com/ about the camp and women in grappling--that podcast should be airing in about a week.
And now I'm back, trying to get back on Pacific time and gearing up for a very busy fall. I'll be teaching online courses, teaching CrossFit, teaching grappling, CrossFitting and training myself, competing, and writing. It will be good--a good way to start my new chapter, I think. Oh, and I'm also going to be doing a seminar at Fifty 50 BJJ (http://www.5050bjj.com/) in Virginia on September 21. Fifty 50 is run by my friends Ryan Hall, Seph Smith, and Jen Flannery. That should be wicked awesome!
I do resolve to write more as part of that busy fall I mentioned. But right now, I have to go sleepies so I can get up early tomorrow and support my friend Zeb, who is starting as an instructor at David Paradiso's new CrossFit box (http://www.paradisocrossfit.com/). Their grand opening is tomorrow. Check them out, and congratulations to them both!
Oh, and one last thing. I haven't forgotten that I have been drawn east lately. I'm just not prepared to do anything about it other than be drawn. We'll see where that leads; as I mentioned, my next trip is in September; before I make it to Fifty 50, I'll be hanging out in Richmond with the usual suspects there. So I'm just gearing up for a fun autumn; I think I'm the only one who is happy that summer is almost over. And the rest will take care of itself.