Roxanne Modafferi

The Happy Warrior

The week after my fight – BJJ, teaching & pics, MMA awards pics, plans, Jerkypro, SkinnyCow

Posted in every day, fight, fun, training, Ultimate Fighter/UFC, Uncategorized on July 16th, 2018 by roxyfighter

My week after my fight was pretty great.
I ate a lot and gained three pounds. πŸ˜€

I did a lot of gi jiujitsu. I literally cannot make it to Syndicate’s gi classes because they’re either ridiculously early, or during my kids class. I love Dunham’s BJJ Academy, (which I can only make if I leave early :/ ) and I love making friends with the guys there! You guys are fantastic.
(Sorry, Syndicate)
It wasn’t exactly giving my body the rest it needed from the stress of weight cutting and fighting, though. :/ I wasn’t injured, though, and what I wanted MOST of all was to do gi.

There’s a big jiujitsu tournament at the end of August…I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it. I’m not sure I CAN because I’m not registered as a brown belt due to stupid technicalities which I’m not going to even get into here. -_-;
I SHOULD train gi every day to prepare for it, do extra grip training, etc, but I just can’t compromise my MMA training that much. I still need to maintain myself and grow, and plus I have training partners who need me to help them train for fights and stuff. MMA is an individual sport but you need a team to take you there.

Sorry I keep ranting about the gi jiujitsu thing. I feel so strongly…. I’ve had multiple dreams about my frustration of wanting to do more. LOL oh well.

MMA is so unique and crazy. It’s like another dimension mentally for a fighter when they get in there, and I hope my blog gives readers a little bit of an idea.

So getting back to my week, I calculated how much money I spent on only private lessons between January and June and it was around $7,000. I was paying four different trainers cash every week! And their fees are reasonable. But it paid off in the end. My growth rate for skill and strength was high, and thankfully, my last payday in the UFC allowed me to afford it. I’m still not rolling in the dough, though, so I gotta be careful now.

I’m mentioning it because it illustrates how fighters don’t just go to MMA class every day. We have to do strength and conditioning specific to our needs, mitt sessions where the coach improves our personal skills, and I think grappling privates are less common than mitts, but they shouldn’t be! Mike Pyle and Casey helped me SO much with my top pressure game and guard game. I was super confident going into this last fight.

Last week I treated myself to a lesson with Rene Lopez, the head morning instructor at Dunham’s. We did breaking the lasso guard, passing spider, and stack passing. Rene is such a great teacher.

I did it on Saturday at Syndicate against a high level guy and I was like…

HECK YESSSSSSssssss
I blurted out, “omggg THANK YOU FOR LASSO-ING ME! I WAS WORKING SO HARD ON THE PASSSSSSSSSSSSSS”
He was like, “Uh…sure…”
Maybe he let me…. that’s probably it. Oh well, I’ll just be happy. lol

I did Syndicate MMA class on Wednesday because it’s grappling themed. I always avoid strikes to the head for one week after my fight. I didn’t get a concussion this fight, but Barb did hit me pretty hard a bit, mostly the first round. I bruise super easily and only got a shiner, so that shows something.

I have to take care of my brain, right? So yeah, Wed. was nice, and then Saturday I did open mat and did light sparring with Chelsea in the cage, and also some Muay Thai open mat. I haven’t done that for a while.

I missed my grappling buddy, Chelsea! We have the best scrambles. XD I’ve missed you!

So Jerky Pro is sponsoring me for a few months! I’m advertising for them on social media. Their jerky is pretty great! If you purchase some in their store and use the code ROXYFIGHTER I get credit for sending you there, and you get 5% off. Please help me out and also get some good jerky. πŸ™‚
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The Reen! With her Mega-man shirt and showing off her mega-muscles. LOL
We are both wearing Mei Li Fighting shorts…my favorite brand! check them out here: https://meilifighting.com/

The SkinnyCow ice cream guys sent me a box of goodies and some free ice cream coupons as congratulations for my win! Thank you so much! I’m discovering even more flavors than I knew about previously! Which is all part of their plan to HOOK ME ON THEIR PRODUCTS. I can see right through you social media guys. Well you know what? It’s working. -_-; Show them some love on social media, guys! Their products are lower calorie than average, so check them out at your local supermarket! Walmart has their products, for sure.

My teammate Natan ninja-photoed some pics of me in the kids class! I’m rolling with one of my students, and then profiles of me and Coach Rick.

Oh, the week of my fight on Tuesday, we went to the MMA awards!

I got to sit with The Reen, John, and JoJo. I got to meet Big John McCarthy, Rashad Evans, and Justin Gaethje!


Also my interview and story I told about Big John was played on the big screen during his Lifetime Achievement award! I was super excited about that!

I wish I could fight again ASAP but we fighters have no control over getting fight offers. :/

I want to plan my yearly trip to Japan but I have no idea when I’m fighting next!
OH I’m doing a seminar at College Park Mixed Martial Arts in Beltsville, Maryland, on July 28th! For more info and to register, go to http://www.facebook.com/collegeparkmma!

aaaand here’s a random picture of Reenzilla.

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non-Reebok sponsors? details, My parent-child BJJ class, training lately, Food poisoned! My fight!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19th, 2018 by roxyfighter

Yesterday, I did my second parent-child jiujitsu class, and it was fantastic!

I had been forgetting to announce the event after class loudly, so I was afraid people wouldn’t know about it and wouldn’t come, but I think we had even more parents than the last time, plus a few repeats! I’m so happy! It seemed like everybody had fun, and the parents got to hear my whole spiel I give before class about never fighting outside the gym, never fight angry, what to do if you are angry, etc, all the good Jedi/ martial arts stuff I always say. πŸ˜€

In reality, I believe this is the most important thing I’m doing with my life. Children are the future of the world. We have to raise them well and properly, be good role-models, and be good people for them.

We practiced the scarf hold down, transitioning to north south, wheel-barrow races, and I was going to do knee-on-belly or armbar from north-south, but we ran out of time. That’ll be a good set up for next time.

About this time, I’m putting feelers out and asking for sponsors for my fight, to put logos on my clothes, etc. Well, I’m not allowed to do that in the UFC. We can only wear Reebok, and our pay is set. I’m not going to complain about it because I made the ‘championship’ amount for my last fight, which was very good. A lot of fighters lost money but others gained money, so it’s mixed. I am grateful to get anything, and the Reebok clothing quality is good. So thank you, Reebok. I think I fall under the “three fight tier” for my next fight because my TUF fights don’t count, which sucks. If you count TUF fights, I’ve fought for the UFC 7 times!
https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/12/22/16812880/ufc-alters-reebok-sponsorship-earning-tiers

I’ve formed a lot of great relationships with sponsors in the past, and made friends with all of them. I’m not even sure what I should call them anymore…sponsors, fans or friends? Rob from Aardvark Painting in Washington State, who I lovingly refer to as “Robvark.”

Eric and Beth and family from Remove it Restoration. http://removeitrestoration.com/

Bill K and family from My Consumer I.T., who still sponsors my blog. myconsumerit.com

Jack and Jan who I met while running stars walking by the Keno section at the Orleans!

My fan-now-great-friend Patrick. πŸ˜€

Celia “Lemon Badger”

Michael Culver!

I was looking at some teammates who have restaurant sponsorships and feeling a little jealous, but my great sponsors send me periodic gift cards to Trader Joe’s so I can get my groceries, and “food” for my car Lee, in the form of gas gift cards, supplements, movie cards, tea, socks (haha I have over 200 pairs now).
John from Top Notch fighter, https://www.facebook.com/topnotchfighter/, Howard Fidler http://howardfidler.com/, the Combat Docket guys, The Krilly family, Katie, “Passive Jay,” Bonny, Eric from Combat Law https://combatsportslaw.com/, Dominate your Game my nutritionist , and so many more.

The relationships I got out of asking for sponsors is worth more than their weight in gold, while of course helping fund me to follow my dreams. Fighters make chunks of money at once, but we have to stretch it for months and months of not fighting in between, and if we’re lucky, think about putting some away from after we stop fighting? Most fighters can’t even think about that. I’m so happy and grateful for my sponsors, fans, and friends.

I’m just going to post my amazon wish list here: https://amzn.to/2ISuejP
The shipping address is to my gym, Syndicate.
As I just stated, I love meeting people so feel free to shoot me an email, as well: basilisk875 at yahoo.com
People are telling me to “go out and get sponsors,” but I’m not sure how to do that. I’ve contacted local businesses, sock companies, and some others, but didn’t get any bites. I’m not a gamer so I can’t do Twitch, and anime production companies have no reason to want to give me money. So if anybody has any ideas or suggestions or CONTACTS (most importantly) please email the above email address.

Last week I got food poisoning at a party from eating chicken that had been left out in the sun. I didn’t even think to wonder how long it had been out there. I didn’t think! It was in a bowl on the table, so I just ate a piece. Serena got food poisoned, as well. πŸ™ I started feeling not great in the beginning of practice on Monday and I hoped it wasn’t food poisoning, because this had happened to me before, where I ate something Sunday afternoon and felt it Monday afternoon as it passed through my intestines. Around 2 PM on Monday, I broke out in a fever and chills. I managed to get through my 4:00 kids class somehow half delusional, and then was floored all night and the next day. Tuesday consisted of me sleeping on and off, watching Star Wars Rebels season 3 in between while I was awake.

I love this series!

I also watched a lot of Dragon Ball Super. I hate cliffhangers always associated with that series, so I waited for a lot of it to come out and then binge-watched it in chunks. Finally Friday I watched the last four episodes together! OMG IT WAS SO EXHILARATING AND INSPIRING! I loved Vegeta’s fight against Toppo, how he said he would power up in his own way without throwing away the things in his life, and then slugged him in the face.


I saw that battle and then went to training and was so psyched up. XD That was Saturday, I think. Man, I was so excited. That anime is really special to me because I’ve been watching it since I was 14 or so. It was one of the things that inspired me to not only do martial arts, but become a fighter. That anime taught me by example to always get back up and train your butt off. Training is hard and hurts, but you have to do it, and the results are worth it.

It felt like I was out of training forever, but it was only two days. I kept telling myself that I wasn’t going to lose all my stamina in two days. Thursday I felt not great but my coaches and everybody said I looked good.

Friday was good, but a challenge, because I still felt blah from food poisoning. I did my shark-tank fight prep, then a private grappling lesson with Mike Pyle, then conditioning with Lorenzo. I wanted him to drive me hard but hoped he wouldn’t because I felt like crap… he did middle. He’s so perfect. THIS IS WHY I stick with Lorenzo as my physical trainer instead of running to the UFC Performance Institute like a lot of other Vegas UFC fighters.

Remember how you got to where you are, and who got you there. I am Team Syndicate!!

Saturday I did Syndicate open mat gi and no-gi. I’m back to 100% totally. I got to work some moves Mike taught me, roll with Casey and Mike, and then spar some light MMA with Chelsea. More like medium-hard. haha Thanks for the work, Chelsea! Mike coached me a bit, which was nice, because John was elsewhere. Then I did a few rounds of kickboxing before calling it a day. Thanks, Casey, for always teaching me important details and for always being there for me.

Where do I get my awesome Dragon Ball clothes from?
https://www.justsaiyan.co/
They also have Naruto, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, and My Hero Academia! πŸ˜€

Saturday afternoon, Chelsea and Serena and I went out to lunch and that was nice. I then had my usual phone date with my mom at 3:00. I watched The Flash for the rest of the evening!
Sunday I did yoga, got my Teri massage, went grocery shopping, and watched the Flash. I’m in the middle of season 3.

Oh, Friday night we threw a surprise party for Coach John at his house. One of my teammates distracted him by taking him out to this Star Wars virtual reality walk-through while we all showed up at his house. Good job Mama Wood for planning the food and prep.

My fight is soon! July 6th! I’m so excited.

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My Hereos, training, anime, TV shows, friendships

Posted in Uncategorized on May 27th, 2018 by roxyfighter

So I HAVE been successfully studying Japanese ten minutes every morning at 7 AM! πŸ˜€ It was a good idea, a doable idea, and I’m glad I’ve been able to implement it.

Now I just have to call my Japanese friend because I’ve been neglecting him. :/ [edit] I called him yesterday! Oh I’m so happy now!

Last week, Pannie Kianzad from Sweeden came to stay at my apartment with her boyfriend. She is training at Xtreme Couture for her fight against my OTHER friend Kerry Hughes (oh well!) and uh, ended up trying out for TUF 28. XD

I enjoyed getting to know her a little better. Last Sunday we went and saw Deadpool 2 together!
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And we bonded over grocery shopping. XD

We also went sock shopping together, and I got TACO SOCKS.

I really don’t need more socks, and fans give me socks so I never spend money on my own socks anymore…but I don’t have taco socks yet πŸ˜€ And Serena bought me ALL MIGHT socks, from My Hero Academia.

I told her I didn’t need them since they were $15 dollars, although I did kind of want them….they were expensive. She was like “Don’t tell me what to do” or something like that and bought them anyway. But in reality.. EEEEEEEEEEE I LOVE THEM SO MUCH THANK YOU THANK YOU!



Training has been amazing. It hurts to cut back on Gi jiujitsu. I have this fear that I’m going to forget grips, lose grip strength, forget techniques, etc, and the worst part is, these are absolutely legitamate fears, and things that actually happen when I stop doing gi. Oh well, ‘shouganai,’ it can’t be helped, as they say in Japanese. I have to….

I have a fight to win in a month!

I do allow myself to go to Dunham’s Jiujitsu academy once a week for some gi rolling and/or technique drilling in the gi with the brown and black belts that go there. And Annie. Although she wants to triangle choke me and take my pants. That hasn’t happened in a while. My pants actually fell off at Syndicate yesterday butwewon’ttalkaboutthat Moving on.

I met ANOTHER BROWN BELT last week, Rita, from California. omg! A unicorn! So rare!
And Thanks, Tammi, for tapping me out. You’re one of my heroes. πŸ˜€

I’m in great shape. Thanks, Lorenzo, my amazing physical trainer, for teaching me how.

And go me, for doing all the little annoying and energy-sapping exercises to keep myself that way so I don’t have to GET in shape. Thanks, Chelsea, for helping to do intensive fight-prep with John on Monday. And, also my sacrificing gi jiujitsu time to do more conditioning training. Nothing is an accident. I sacrifice and work for this stuff. Finally after all these years, I know how. I’m so glad I came to Syndicate.

I’ve been watching and finished the second season of Chronicles of Shannara. I really love fantasy stories!
Manu Bennett is such a great actor! I love characters like Allanon. Everybody seemed to be pissed off at him, though.

I also finished the third season of Lucifer! I heard it’s not getting renewed…nobody is sure. I LOVED THE SEASON FINALE! OMG


My kids classes have been a little small lately, maybe due to the end of the school year? We did taking the back and chokes this week, and the knee-slide pass.

I’ve been continuing to take my private lessons with Casey for the gi, and also Mike Pyle for no-gi. I’m getting so much out of them because they answer questions and tailor it to what I need.

(mike)
They’re kind of my heroes. I’ve been successful with lots of the techniques they’ve taught me over the past months!!

(Casey and G). And I’m so grateful for having a buddy like G. I remember the first day I saw you…. I was warming up on the jiujitsu mat before mitts ( I wasn’t even going to do jiujitsu) and I saw this unfamiliar blue belt with a most impressive beard. I thought, “Hmm I should say hi to the new guy.” You turned out to be pretty nice. πŸ˜€

Speaking of heroes, My Hero Academia season 2 has been great so far.
If I weren’t already a fighter, I would want to become one after seeing this series. hahaha So inspiring to do the right thing. Not everybody has the same values as you do, or fights for the same reasons. We have to recognize and accept this. BUT keep on doing the right thing! The negative things will catch up with the wrong-doers. I know it!

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Jiujitsu stuff! Training for my fight vs Barb!

Posted in fight, training, Uncategorized on April 26th, 2018 by roxyfighter

Can you believe that something dumb like sleeping on the airplane hurt my neck? I got a tight muscle on Sunday and it got progressively worse and worse all week to the point where I could barely turn my head and train on the Saturday one week later. SO STUPID. -_-; Life happens? Remind me to never sleep on an airplane! (I frequently say this lol)
Thanks to my massage therapist Teri Wallace. What would I do without you? She always fixes me!

Anyway, it’s been a great week and a half. Some highlights are my kid students – I’ve been giving a few of the struggling ones private lessons and I can see vast improvements almost immediately! Like, I taught Lucas techniques on how to avoid getting mounted by blocking with the knee, shrimping, and framing, and he’s getting mounted like 75% less.

I have one child who gets really frustrated with herself, which didn’t used to happen. I think it’s because her level is higher now so I think she expects more of herself. I wish I had studied child psychology in school. I didn’t think six year olds got that way, but I guess she did! I told her, “You’re one of my best students, and just because you couldn’t do something, didn’t mean you were doing it wrong. Maybe the person was stronger or bigger or it wasn’t the right time. So don’t get upset, breathe, and try something else. I’ll always be proud of you as long as you do your best.” She didn’t get upset.
YAY so we (Serena and I) figured her out. Then, I saw her get stuck under someone’s powerful grapevine and I saw her face start to get upset. I ran over and calmly coached her out of it.

Like 60 seconds later, she got on top and did the SAME THING to the other kid!!!! I was like, YES!!!

(and I coached the other kid out of it, just to be fair lol)

She’s competing soon. I gave her and another boy a private on Monday and they did so well!
I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!! LOOK AT HER ANGELIC FACE.

Anywho.

My own jiujitsu training has been great.

JoJo, our new Scottish UFC fighter teammate, has been a fantastic training partner. She joined Syndicate recently so she has a different style, strength, etc. She is good at foiling my techniques, which is great, because it means I’m not doing them perfectly and I can perfect them better. Thanks, JoJo! πŸ˜€ She has the most amazing control I’ve ever encountered in training. She hit me with an upkick to the face and it tickled my nose. I was like, “How DARE she upkick me in training….wait…I’m not hurt!? Cool!” I’ve never gotten hurt going with her despite her throwing all sorts of dangerous stuff. It’s remarkable. πŸ˜€ You guys, It’S AMAZING! I cannot stress how valuable that is to have training partners like that!

I’ve started taking grappling lessons with Mike Pyle, recently retired UFC fighter and Team Syndicate member. I was planning to start MMA-grappling lessons after my tourney, but he texted me, asking me if I was ready, and posted on social media that he was bored, so I figured it would be best to start a habit of giving me a lesson so I don’t lose my opportunity. lol I hadn’t intended on doing gi with him, but I’ve learned a TON of my first two lessons! Thanks, Mike!

I’m so excited for my tournament this Sunday! Four of our kids are competing, too. Yay!

My next fight has finally been announced! So finally, July 6th, Barb Honchak, in the TUF 27 finale in the Palms in Vegas! πŸ˜€


I’ve been watching TUF 27, also. The second ep was yesterday. I like it a lot.

Jodie Esquibel stopped by Syndicate and we sparred. It was great!


There were EIGHT fightergirls on the mats! Me, Serena, Jessy Jess, Alexa Connors, Jojo Calderwood, Meeks, Chelsea Rae, and Jodie! And obviously awesome dudes.

I saw the movie Rampage last Sunday.

I liked it a lot! Great, believable plot, action, great acting by Dwayne Johnson! I really like him. I feel like he’s been in a ton of movies lately. I have to say, though, ever since 9/11 and 3/11 (Japan’s disaster), I can’t enjoy a good building falling down anymore, or other destruction in a movie. I get really upset because I’ve seen the real thing and know how horrible reality is. ;_; I think I’m getting MORE sensitive as I get older, rather than desensitized….

On Saturday I taught a kid’s private lesson, then did an hour of gi jiujitsu rolling, then rushed to my physical training session. Lorenzo had me pull and push sleds, and carry heavy bags. Then he said, β€œOkay, *pause* now you’re gonna kick the heavy bag until it stands up on its end, and stack those giant tires over it.” He kicked the bag and smiled at me. I kinda thought he was kidding, but wasn’t sure, so I proceeded to gather three huge tires by flipping them. The first was easy. Then for the second one, I had to use a smaller tire as a step-up or wedge. As I was working on the third one, Lorenzo told me he was actually kidding but he loved my effort and wanted to see if I could do it! It was really hard! I partially pulled it up, partially got under it and pushed, and then I had to get it over the top of the heavy bag. I DID IT!!



GO ME! I was so dirty afterwards. Getting ready for Barb Honchak, July 6th. I’ll never get β€œtired” while fighting her.

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Amanda “The Lady Killer” is visiting this week! and I got food poisoning

Posted in friends, fun, training, Uncategorized on February 24th, 2018 by roxyfighter

It’s been a busy, unusual week!

Amanda Bell has been visiting for the week. I first met her at an Invicta a number of years ago, and became friendly acquaintances. Keep an eye out for her fighting in Bellator!

We had this special moment together after we both lost our fights…. I had just fought Vanessa Porto in Invicta 12, in 2015, one of my toughest losses. My face has never gotten so swollen. I was so angry that my mom (who I was living with that the time) had to look at her daughter like that. I posted this picture and wrote “It’s so important to keep smiling no matter what.”

We followed each other on social media and kept running into each other at events. We talked about training together some day, and we finally made it happen. It’s been great not only training, but hanging out, and getting to know her more.

Last Sunday, actually, after my yoga and massage session, after I came out of the grocery store, my car wouldn’t start! πŸ™ I used AAA to tow Lee to American Auto and Tire, one of the only autobody shops in Vegas open on a Sunday. (Thanks, friendly skateboard tow truck dude for stopping by my apartment first so I could drop off my groceries. >< Instead of seeing Black Panther with Serena, I sat in the repair shop all afternoon and paid $500 to get my starter replaced. :/ Oh well. I stopped to get food on the way home because I was starving. The staff seemed rushed and understaffed, but I was impressed how the cashier kept his cool and was always polite. Unfortunately, I think they rushed cooking the chicken because I got indigestion that evening. We picked up Amanda at the airport that night!
Then we took her to Skinnyfats, one of our favorite restaurants.

Monday, I had my usual mitt session with John and felt kind of crappy. Throughout MMA practice, I felt gradually worse and worse but forced myself to finish, realizing near the end that I had food poisoning. By the time I got home, I was down and out with a fever. πŸ™

I couldn’t get coverage for my kids class, so I dragged myself to the gym and did the best I could with Serena for the 4:00 class. Rick couldn’t teach his 5:00 class, so I actually got Amanda to teach because she has experience teaching kids classes! There were only 4 kids because of the holiday, but that’s even harder! This is me laying down while she was teaching in the other room. ;_; Thank you so much, Amanda.

Tuesday I didn’t have a bad fever but still felt horrible, so I dropped Amanda off to train and then went home and slept. It sucked for me. πŸ™ I’m glad she still got good training! I tried to watch movies but kept falling asleep and got a headache. Oh well, at least it wasn’t an injury. I felt a little better by the afternoon and even better by evening, so I wanted to at least take a walk.

I took Amanda to the Orleans Casino to play DDR, only to find they replaced it with that Korean machine with the dumb diagonal arrows! I don’t like it as much. :/

We played that, Mario Kart, and Transformers Prime!

We eventually got buzz sawed to death by Starscream? x_x

I then showed Amanda around the Luxor because she casually mentioned being interested in it. πŸ˜€ From there, we “found” the Las Vegas Sock Market and she bought me a gift of socks. XD

I ADORE SOCKS!!!!!! But I don’t need anymore, so please don’t send me anymore…. I have over 250 pairs by now, probably! πŸ˜€ I should do another fan guessing game with prizes. haha

So I found these Trump quote socks!

And posted on Instagram, “Haha funny socks.” Oh boy, I got people saying “F*ck Trump!” “Roxy’s being negative, I’m so disappointed in her” “I’m going to unfollow you.” etc

Come on, guys! You CAN’T SAY those socks didn’t make you smile. πŸ™‚

I’m always so sensitive about controversial topics, I tried not to write anything inflammatory. I just posted “FUNNY SOCKS. HAHA.” I didn’t say ANYTHING political. I didn’t vote for Trump, but I certainly don’t wish him ill. I’m not going to make fun of him, but I will certainly laugh at something funny. *shrug* Geez. These socks crack me up every time I look at them. Just smile!

We watched the Fullmetal Alchemist live action movie on Netflix! It was really good! They did a great job stuffing the basic contents of 38 episodes into 3 hours. I thought the casting, acting, and effects were really really fantastic!! Roy was as bad-@$$ as he was in the manga! (okay I just got distracted for 10 minutes looking at pics online XD)

Anyway, Wednsday I was back to normal. Thanks, Amanda, for helping me with my wrestling session. Then I did the grappling class, then I did strength and conditioning with Lorenzo. It was actually a mentally and emotionally exhausting day for various reasons.
Kids classes were good.

Thursday my body was hurting in unusual places from the physical training, but I got through sparring. I didn’t get to do certain techniques I wanted to, but I did some others from previous sessions I had been working. So… πŸ™‚ next time!

We dragged ourselves to the UFC Performance Institute afterwards and I got us in to use the cold plunge and hot tub for recovery.

Do you see how I skillfully used camera angles and overlapping to hide the fact that none of us are on weight and ready for bikini season yet? XD

haha
Then, I went to pick up my lunch box in the cafeteria. When I came back, my friends were GONE. I opened the steam room to check it and WHOOSH.

More blind than usual.

Friday, we kind of took it easy and did yoga and cardio. I taught kids.

Today is our last day together! For now!

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