As you can see from the photo above, that happened! Nick Stefan, second degree Black Belt and owner of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Carlsbad, was very kind to let me join their Saturday morning class. This was my first time to go train at another school all by myself (I'm becoming such a big girl) so I was feeling the anxiety until I was joined by female Brown Belt, Jennifer Recinos (who, btw... won Pan Ams this year) She was very welcoming, partnered with me and I ended up having a great time getting in a couple of good rolls with her as well as a round with Nick! Thanks again guys for having me!
It's really hard to explain the need to train (even on vacation) to Non-BJJ addicts. The gym bag goes where ever you go, just in case an opportunity comes along to roll!
After leaving class, I mapped out my cousins dance studio to stop in for a visit, coincidentally, it was in the same parking lot, how convenient! My prego cousin and her sister Tina were teaching these adorable little girls (including my 2nd cousin Eva) a dance that they were happy to perform for me!
place that was a huge, wonderful part of my life. We miss you Aunt Sharon!