#Road to Abu Dhabi

Follow my journey to Abu Dhabi and the World Pro held in April 2017. This year I will prepare for my 4th time appearing as an Australian representative after successfully winning the opens at our regional trials. This will be my first Abu Dhabi Pro at black belt and with it I will become the…

#R2AD, Week 2: Its not you, its me.

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Or any other such Insta-quote you wanna insert here. And I absolutely take full responsibility for failing real good this week. I figured if I surrounded myself in the very best people all the prep work would lock into place easily and simply and all I had to do…

Dear Jess, my coach is making me crazy.

Dear Jess, I’m keen for a bit of advice. My gym is great. My team are outta this world – but my coach is making me crazy. Recently he made changes to our schedule and removed some classes due to a lack of attendance. I look on facebook, and though the class was removed, he…

This coach sucks

Clickbait title, check. Information, insight and advice that is beneficial for anyone that has had similar feelings toward their gym or coach, check. Experience in feeling this way at different phases of my sporting career (however challenging it is to publicly admit), check. Advice on how to understand the situation and steps to move forward…

Australian Girls in Gi is sexist

“If anyone started an Australian Boys in Gi, you girls would lose your shit. It wouldn’t be allowed ” ~ Facebook genius, November 2016. Other popular variations also aimed at myself, Australian Girls and Gi and its members since 2010: Australian Girls in Gi/womens only events and organisations are reverse sexism (reverse of what, isn’t sexism just…

It begins: a blog

“If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.”
― Steven Tyler