Entries by Josephine Tse

I miss BJJ

I haven’t posted in ages, but I see neither have many others (for those reading in the far future, note: COVID-19). Many gyms around the world have closed temporarily, but I’m sure there are fight club arrangements going on somewhere.  Just going to get to the point real quick. I’ve been back home in Toronto, […]

Strange Injury. Do I Still Deem This West Coast, Best Coast?

TL;DR – Messed up my neck/shoulder, but the recovery is going well. Although I am not training right now so I’m lowkey depressed. You live and learn. Also talking about some gyms in Las Vegas + The Bay Area.  For a recent work trip, I had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas and San […]

Rainy Rolls – Training report of BJJ in Ireland

Hi to whoever’s reading! It’s been awhile. I just got back from a short stint of BJJ in Ireland. Can’t shut up about the weather. There were many firsts on this trip! 1) It was the first time I’ve posted on the members Facebook group and received so many helpful recommendations and replies. I wasn’t […]

Open Mat during Ramadan in Istanbul

Hello Globetrotters! The insanely creative title of this post is none other than what I walked into, word for word. Potentially because of that, there were only two people at the weekly Sunday open mat at Balaban Solid Sports (Atos Jiu-Jitsu affiliate). PS – beautiful facilities, by the way! Great, this will be short and […]

Empty Stomach Rolls in NYC

Hello world! I managed to pull off a quick weekend trip to New York City last weekend. I try to drop by annually to say hello to a few friends. It was abnormally warm as well (at least 10 degrees celsius warmer than Toronto), so walking outdoors without a coat was also a blessing. I’m […]

No-Gi Weekend in Montréal

Happy March! Here’s a quick little post. I haven’t been able to travel out of Toronto ever since coming back from Mexico City. My life is now a little less hectic, so hopefully this means I can leave the city more often.   Montreal is only a 5-6 hour drive from Toronto and I normally […]

A Taste of Training in México City

Hello! My name is Josephine and I train in Toronto, Ontario at Action Reaction MMA, under Team Gringo JJ/Cicero Costha Canada. I hope I got that right. I work in the media/communications/entertainment industry, so I have a lot of pent-up stress to relieve. And all I can say is, I definitely should’ve been documenting my […]