Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pan Ams 2013 and Tattoos

Fabio competed again this year and brought home another medal!  Congrats Fabio!  Always proud to be one of his students.

I watched online, and serious props to Budo Videos.  Their multimat technology kicked ass.  I saw every single matched I wanted to see.  Absolutely worth it this year... my only request would be they have the scores on the screen for all the matches, not just the adult male finals... which by the way, were amazing.  Caio Terra is probably my favorite grappler, so I always enjoy watching him grapple... Third gold at the Pans in a row! Woohoo!

I would watch the Pan Ams online next year, but I'm going instead. Woohoo! I've wanted to go the past two years, but I am tried of just wanting to go.  I'm going.  I've already got it worked out.  So, 2014 Pan Ams.. I will see you there! =D

I am also doing the Miami Open in six months.  So, it works it self out perfectly.  Miami is in 6 months, and the Pan Ams are six months after that.  I'll have plenty of time before each to give my body rest, then kick my own ass training.

And speaking of rest.. .that is what I am doing now.  I am in the middle of a one month break.  My knee is being lame and I would like it to fully recover before I start competition training.  The break perfectly coincided with tattoo time as well.  So my arm and knee can heal at the same time.  Multi tasking for the win.

Sean Williams, my tattoo artist is all sorts of awesome as you can tell.

This tattoo is finished, but in all likelihood this will become a half sleeve.


  1. I've been wanting to get another tattoo for a long time (the little kanji one I have is meaningful to me, but a bit boring), but can't think of what or where. One of these days...

    Oh, and I totally want to get a guinea pig tattooed on my bum if I ever finally marry my girlfriend. ;p

    1. Hahaha! It is a weird request, if i ask to see said guinea pig tattoo? And why a guinea pig?

    2. Heh - if I ever get that tattoo, I'm sure I'll find excuses to 'accidentally' show it off as much as possible. ;p

      She loves guinea pigs, and has a habit of drawing them in birthday cards, valentines cards, christmas cards etc. There are a load of mugs in the kitchen with guinea pigs on them, guinea pig salt and pepper shakers, egg cups...list goes on. ;)

    3. Aww! That is adorable! I fully support guinea pig butt tattoo idea. You know, because my opinion on the matter is highly critical in your decision. lol

    4. "You want to get what on your butt?"
      "It's cool, Steph approves."
      "Ah, that's different then. Let me drive you over to the tattooist". ;p

  2. I don't want to rub it in.......but I'm attending 2 seminars with Mr Caio Terra at the end of April in Brisbane!!!! I'm so freaking excited!!!! :D and he's going to be watching the state comp around the same time *happy dance*

  3. Thanks for that, Anonymous. I am TOTALLY jealous! haha Come back and let me know how awesome it was.