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My Third Stripe

My Third Stripe

My Third Stripe

Everybody got one today, so no big deal, however I feel a more responsibility on my shoulders, plus next month there will be a different schedule, they will split beginners class in two: Brand new students and a separate class for students with more than one stripe. The intention is to help us to progress and to rise the skill level bar. By the way, someone was promoted from White belt (zero stripes) to Blue belt. Good for him! he must be a beast!
Jafet Sánchez

Jafet Sánchez

Software Engineer

Software Engineer with +20 years of experience. Specialist in getting s**t done. Web Developer currently focus in the e-Commerce world with SAP Hybris and Magento (and soon Salesforce).

Happy Husband and Father of two, Jujitsu practicioner, Carnivorous, Catholic and currently living in this beautiful and cold place called Chicago

I LOVE MY LIFE 🙂

Post-vacation blues

Post-vacation blues

Post-vacation blues

I’ve was off the mats for more than a week, and I feel terrible, I feel heavy and everything hurts, today I’m returning to class and I won’t be surprised if everybody smashes me at all times. I took my gi with me with the intention to train at least one day at a local school in Tennessee, actually I talked with the coach there and made arrangements, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a space in time to attend.

A note to self: Next time at least do some solo drills at the middle of the night in your hotel room while everybody sleeps, you will fell better, I promise. Because right now you feel like a lazy fat piece of sh… for not even trying.

Am I right Jafet?

UPDATE (After class): Well, it wasn’t that catastrophic as I was expecting. Plus a team mate told me that I’m not a peanutbutter marshmallow anymore. (I hope this was a compliment, lol)

Jafet Sánchez

Jafet Sánchez

Software Engineer

Software Engineer with +20 years of experience. Specialist in getting s**t done. Web Developer currently focus in the e-Commerce world with SAP Hybris and Magento (and soon Salesforce).

Happy Husband and Father of two, Jujitsu practicioner, Carnivorous, Catholic and currently living in this beautiful and cold place called Chicago

I LOVE MY LIFE 🙂

My Second Stripe

My Second Stripe

My Second Stripe

I don’t know why, but this week I got a 2nd stripe. In all honesty I think is too soon since just a month ago I received my first stripe (it took me a year by the way). I was told that it is not my job to decide, so I’m glad to receive it and I will do my best to honor it. At this point I’ve learned and discovered a couple of key ingredients for the formula: To breath properly, Hips position in favor of my gravity center, keep moving, just keep moving. As a side note, this is my third month without drinking any kind of soda or sugar beverages, and I feel great, I can think better and my body feels lighter. Does it have to do with my promotions?, yes, indirectly, probably, but it is true (and I was told) that my technique has improved a little bit since then.
Jafet Sánchez

Jafet Sánchez

Software Engineer

Software Engineer with +20 years of experience. Specialist in getting s**t done. Web Developer currently focus in the e-Commerce world with SAP Hybris and Magento (and soon Salesforce).

Happy Husband and Father of two, Jujitsu practicioner, Carnivorous, Catholic and currently living in this beautiful and cold place called Chicago

I LOVE MY LIFE 🙂