New podcast coming as soon as I get my voice back from this head cold! No one wants to hear me stuffed up and wheezing into the mic. My SoundCloud account has been upgraded thanks to listener donations, and now the upload cap is gone. How are you enjoying the show so far?
After my podcast about grappling dummies, the makers of the as-yet-unreleased Combat X Trainer sent me their crossbreed between a grappling dummy and a balance ball to review. This was kind of them, especially considering that I compared grappling dummy builders to the Unabomber, but I will do my best to give an impartial opinion.
Last month I had the pleasure of attending a Valerie Worthinton seminar at Steel City Martial Arts (and the displease of driving through Pittsburgh). You may recall SCMA as the location of my last seminar with Marshal D. Carper as host. Val, Marshal and I are planning out some joint project, starting with a blog post (or maybe a podcast) about gender issues in BJJ. Val’s seminar ended with a round-table discussion and Q&A that was popular with attendees, and we want to see if we can hit the same vein.
Val and her partners Emily Kwok, Hannette Staack and Lola Newsom run Groundswell Grappling Concepts and Women’s Grappling to put on women’s BJJ camps and seminars. I’m going to try to get into the next co-ed one near me, or see if I can pull a Tootsie to sneak in