Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I have been away too long

You might be wondering where Mrs. Ibarra has been for the last month.  I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, just extremely busy.  Work has decided to go a little crazy on me, but I’m trying not to let it affect my training like I usually do.  I’ve got to keep my perspective and keep things balanced.  So, on the jiu jitsu front, I went to another Hannette Staack seminar in San Antonio.  It was just as good as the first one.  This time around we worked on deep half guard.  I love half guard, but still trying to wrap my head around deep half guard.  I know you can make anything work for your body type in jiu jitsu; you just have to play with it until you get it right.  I’m going to have to play with this one a bit more to find the right fit.  And that folks is one of the reasons why I love jiu jitsu.   
Saw some really great news today – Hannette Staack and Fenom Kimonos Announce Pro-Partnership.  Check it out here folks.
Sometimes I am overwhelmed by all the good that jiu jitsu has brought to my life.  This is one of those times.  A big thank you to Fenom Kimonos for letting me share my story.  Here’s a link to my interview.  Thank you Fenom! 


  1. That was a great interview, I enjoyed reading it, Debra. :-)

    I've recently started playing around with deep half guard myself, and I thought I would hate it, but I've actually been having some success with it!

  2. Thank you for sharing your story!