I know this might not be a big deal to people like Seymour down at Meerkatsu and Matt at The Grappling Dummy (who've been published-a-plenty) but for me it's a huge thing!
The lovely folks at Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine approached me a while back and said they really liked my Five Lies of Jiu Jitsu Series on the Part Time Grappler blog (click on the number to find the articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) and asked if I would be interested in supplying a condensed version for the magazine.
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Would I? Do the dogs lips move when he reads? Of course I would!
Long story short, I was given 2 weeks to submit the article and, fuelled by excitement and caffeine, I finished it by the end of the day they sent me the email.
I was also working on a product review for the blog which I thought would be suitable for the magazine (the instructional DVDs by Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting "How to Defeat The Bigger, Stronger Opponent" which Stephan had sent me a week or two earlier). I contacted them with the idea and as it turned out, that was the product review they had in mind so I submitted that too.
I was told the editorial staff at JJS liked my submitted articles but I wanted until I see the final published product before I shout it out to the world. Things change last minute and I completely understand that.
Thanks to everyone at Jiu Jitsu Style for the great opportunity and I hope it's the first of many. It's a great magazine (here is my review of issue two) and you should go and buy an annual subscription now!
Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi
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