Huge congrats to Alaina!
Okay, dumb side rearing its ugly head one last time this week. And then it goes away for a long time. I forgot to mention that my pal, and the mastermind behind the women's grappling camp, Alaina was awarded her purple belt on Saturday by Mark Stables and Felicia Oh.
HUGE congrats to Alaina! Alaina is very bendy, so keep that in mind when you roll with her; just when you think you have passed her guard, she will tickle your ear with her big toe, and all of a sudden you'll be contained again. Alaina is also a fantastic person, and I'm fortunate to be able to call her a friend.
There is video of the promotion, which I will try to find and post here. It's worth it to see Alaina's belt change AND Mark's fantastic hair. (Mark looks fantastic all the time, but for some reason, his coif is particularly badass lately.)