Roxanne Modafferi

The Happy Warrior

morning training and mushroom merchandise

Posted in friends, fun, training on April 26th, 2012 by roxyfighter

I went to bed at 12:30, practically praying I’d sleep in longer than usual. Woke up early, managed to go back to sleep, and got up at 6:00. Weee! Had breakfast, did online stuff and then it was time to get ready to go to mornin training. I was pretty tired, but had a good time. I didn’t want to do striking, so I waited until Toda-san finished hitting mitts so we could do grappling. Then Celine came and we did some grappling drills. Then we sparred, and it was fabulous! XD GRAPPLING FTW!
Weighed myself before training and was 62.1 kilos. Spent a few minutes trying not to freak out. -__-;; Does that mean I fail my mental training? I wasn’t even eating dessert, just not able to work out. *sigh*

I met Alex for lunch at Big Boys and enjoyed the grilled chicken and salad bar. She won’t let me take her picture. 😛 <3 I intended to treat her, but ended up treating ME! Thanks, Alex!! <3 She also got me PRESENTS! LOOK!!! Merchandise from this pointless but adorable mushroom growing game I'm playing! (nameko saiba kit) Stickers, which I have stuck all over the place and also in my sticker book (yes, I have a sticker book) and SOCKS!!!!!!!!! MUSHROOM SOCKS!! LOOKIE!!
So psyched.

I skipped evening training because I’m exhausted and sore. Alex went, though. I watched the 2011 movie “Contagion.” It was pretty dark, but well done and I enjoyed it. I liked how they ended it.

Everybody’s talking about Invicta- it’s this weekend! I can’t wait to hear what happens. I can’t watch cuz I work, but Alex might be able to? I’m jealous- I wanna fight on Invicta, but I have to STOP GETTING HURT and I still have to develop my hissatsu waza. ~_~ I got it once today! 😀 But I gotta be cranking them out all the time in order to satisfy myself.

Good luck fighters, good luck promoters!!

Going to bed now 😀

hanging out and training with Alex

Posted in fight, friends on April 25th, 2012 by roxyfighter

Today I went to Kawasaki Daishi with Alex. I showed her the shrine, customs surrounding that, and we went to my favorite sembei shop. We ran into my co-worker Mika 😀 That was fun. Then Alex went off sight-seeing and I went to work a little early. I read my “Wheel of Time” book a bit. We had a workshop about ‘listening activities,’ and then I taught three lessons. After that, I ran to the AACC and sparred. It was my first time in a week to train because of my shoulder, and I was nervous about my knee, but no time for that! I sparred Akano-san, and then Megumi, Ana, and Alex. I really enjoyed sparring with Alex- we did take-downs, take-down defenses, MMA, and kickboxing. 🙂 She’s so quick and fast! I got bruises on my chest from where Megumi kicked me. She’s in kill-mode for her fight. Her face is so serious.

I usually spar a few times and then go home, but all the other girls were sparring until late, so I stayed. Then we did 100 Indian Pushups, sit ups, and half-push ups. By the time we were all done, it was 11 PM.


Now it’s 12:30 PM and I’m not in bed…. I better sleep in tonight. 🙁 Last night I was able to sleep until 6! A blessed miracle.

I ran into Celine and Yoachim Hansen in the elevator on the way up! I think they’re going to train tomorrow!

presenting the Happy Warrior calendar!

Posted in fun on April 24th, 2012 by roxyfighter

Introducing….The Happy Warrior Calendars!!! 😀
I found a place near my apartment that custom-makes calendars from photos!
So I’ve decided to sell them.

Here is how it works.
A) Look at the below images and chose 12 of them.
B) email me at basilisk875(at) (replaced ‘at’ with @) and tell me which ones you want, by Alphabet letter. Tell me your name and address. Tell me if you want me to sign every photo or not. Tell me which month you want me to start from, i.e. if you want me to start from next month (May or June or whatever) or from the start of next year.
C) paypal me 3,000 yen to my paypal account which I will tell you in the email (or whatever that is in dollars, or your country’s currency). I only take paypal, unless I know you personally. Sorry!

Then I shall make them and a few weeks later, the pictures will show up at your door.
NOTES: IT DOES NOT COME WITH A FRAME. They are post-card sized photos, so I recommend buying a picture frame and just changing the photo every month. sorry about that. 🙂
And they have Japanese holidays on them. 😛

The professional-looking ones are taken by Daniel Herbertson. 🙂

Saturday party, Sunday work and hangin with Alex!

Posted in friends, fun on April 22nd, 2012 by roxyfighter

After work on saturday, I had a welcome dinner for Karla and Gloria with them, Karen and Gloria’s husband! It was so nice. We went to TGI Fridays and I ate too much *laugh* but really enjoyed the good company.

Today I worked today (Sunday) and then went to the gym and did the eliptical machine and core stuff. I’m so bummed because my shoulder is really hurting me. 🙁 I won’t be better to train on Monday. *sigh*

After the gym, I hung out with Alex! I took her to “The Warehouse”- that giant arcade.

I forced her to play DDR with me! She got a D on the first song (Most people fail the first song, so good job!) but progressively improved to a B by the third!

Who is this suspicious character?!

I won a cat doll in the UFO catcher machine!

It took me three tries.

I got the King on the Funghi iPhone game I’m playing!

excited for Japanese lessons

Posted in training on April 20th, 2012 by roxyfighter

My shoulder hurts SO much. Damn thing is flaring up. -_- It’ll be better in about 5 days, I think. Hopefully I can do grappling on Monday?

Yesterday I was so exhausted from training, but it was a good tired. I just can’t lift my arm right now….

I met a Japanese teacher at Berlitz yesterday! We’re setting up a lesson time.
Some of my Japanese friends are offering to help me, but whenever I talk to friends in Japanese, nobody corrects me because they don’t want to inturupt my speaking. It doesn’t help me. ^^;; Although it’s very sweet of people, I need to pay for actual “lessons,” I think. I am setting something up for Monday! I’m excited.

I love MC Frontalot. XD