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Beauty and the Gi
Beauty and the Gi
Jen Edds and AJ Clingerman

Beauty and the Gi is an exploration of the practice of Brazilian jiu-jitsu on and off the mat. In each episode, you... more

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154: Showing Up When You Don't Feel Like It

What makes you show up when you don't feel like it? Is it external motivation or discipline? How do you... more

19 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
153: Is Your Identity Wrapped up in Jiu Jitsu or Any Other One Thing?

What if you couldn’t do Jiu-Jitsu anymore? Then what? Is your identity wrapped up in Jiu-Jitsu or any other ONE... more

06 Jan 2023 · 31 minutes
First Year as a BJJ Blue Belt

We are celebrating Jen's first year as a blue belt. It's been packed full of ups, downs, jiu-jitsu epiphanies, and... more

22 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
151: Have You Heard This Terrible Jiu Jitsu Advice?

There are folks that love to spew advice about Jiu-Jitsu. Unfortunately, there is a lot of bad advice out there.... more

08 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
150: Spilling the Tea

We are spilling the tea! CW: We discuss some heavy topics in this episode - Divorce, Coming Out, Suicide, Bullying,... more

27 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
149: Leg Locks and Stocking Stuffers

Leg locks - do you love them or despise them?  We're sharing our thoughts on leg locks. In keeping with... more

10 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Getting Intentional with your BJJ Rounds and Drilling and Drilling

Are you showing up to Jiu-Jitsu class with intention? Setting intentions for what you want to get out of rounds... more

27 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Things We No Longer Do

The things we don't do often impact our lives just as much as things we do that are part of... more

19 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
Do You Know Jiu Jitsu Well Enough to Teach It?

What happened when Jen had to (scratch that) was unexpectedly given the opportunity to teach a class one morning? Teaching... more

29 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Back to Drilling Jiu Jitsu Basics and Competing at Black Belt for the First Time

We are getting back to drilling Jiu-Jitsu basics this week in class. It's helpful to give your brain a break... more

15 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
Beauty and the Gi
154: Showing Up When You Don't Feel Like It
Beauty and the Gi