This started as a blog about training together as a family, in part to inspire other women & families to get involved. As female participation in jiu jitsu has increased, as we have grown as athletes and as we learned that families training together aren’t such an anomaly, the blog has evolved. Jen gets personal with posts on ambition, challenges & achievements in BJJ, CrossFit & with nutrition, while Tom's posts are more educational, informative and analytical in regards to training. On occasion you may hear from the kids.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

That's My Girl!

by Jen

Logan joined us at the adult class for the first time in months on Tuesday. It was so nice to have her back. Since starting high school she has been buried in the books, finding little time to train both kids and adult classes as she did in the summer. The kids' class is averaging at a younger age, so she recently decided to use that time to do her homework and attend the adult class with us. Unfortunately, this has not been able to happen as often as she hoped because the books are still burying her down. It's killing her to not be on the mat as much as she wants. I must say I feel blessed that my daughter realizes the importance of school work and doesn’t require me to force her to keep on her studies.

In our first roll together I expected to have to go a little lighter. She hasn't trained with anyone her size or larger in a while, she may be a little rusty. Wrong! I guess the young bounce back pretty quickly. The clock started and she was on top of me in a matter of seconds. I couldn't get out from under her if my life depended on it. The difference in rolling with your daughter - instead of getting frustrated and focusing on how to get out, this proud mom couldn't help but think "That's my girl!"


  1. Awesome! I'm also blessed to be able to train with my teenage daughter who just turned 15. :)

  2. It is great, isn't it? Training together has definitely helped strengthen our relationship.