Welcome to my blog, thanks for checking it out! My name is Cynthia and I’ve been training jiu-jitsu since August of 2011. I train under Tim Carpenter in a gym outside of Philadelphia. We are affiliated with Balance Studios. I got my blue belt in October of 2012.
After training for just over 2 months, I competed for the first time and I have been somewhat obsessed with BJJ ever since. It has become less of a hobby and more of a lifestyle for me. I live, breathe and eat jiu-jitsu…training, competitions, videos, gear I love it all.
I have spent a good amount of my training being the only girl on the mat which usually means I am smaller and weaker than most of the people I train with (I think I am weaker than everyone). I try to use this blog to describe my experiences being an outlier on the mat. I hope you enjoy it and feedback is always welcome, feel free to use the form below to contact me!