CBJJF Vancouver 2015 Tournament

Just some photos from the tournament my team and I went to back in December. For me, it was a good learning experience. And good to watch some of the matches of the higher belts going at it.


Group Shots


Chris’ matches

Justin’s matches


Random Purple’s Matches

Random White’s Matches

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A Typical Breakfast

Mmmmmm Breakfast. I rarely have time for a fancy breakfast. Fancy being eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes/waffles, apple, orange juice, hash browns and all that. A good simple breakfast is what I need. I make my lunches ahead of time, so why not breakfast? Most store bought (and by most I mean 99.9%) breakfast cereals are full of sugar. Usually the ingredients list goes something like this, “Crap, sugar, more crap.” It turns out quite a number of people out there have breakfast figured out. See the likes of link 1, link 2 and link 3.

Here’s my variation on those themes. It seems quite healthy and a whole lot more filling than bangers and pancakes.


Not pictured is almond milk and the steel cut oats. The look like regular oatmeal put through a bladed coffee grinder or blender.

I usually make these up in batches of three and stick them in the refrigerator till it’s time to eat. Here’s the quantities of each I use of each ingredient:

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup salad topper light (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries.)
  • 1/4 cup Qi’a cereal (this must be one of the 0.1% of cereals that are actually good for you.)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almonds
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2-6 drops of vitamin D3 (depending on season)
  • 1 drop oregano oil
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina powder.
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup almond milk

That is really quite a lot of calories, but I also exercise regularly and don’t eat a whole lot of junk food snacks. Here’s the total combined nutritional breakdown of all that combined.

Calories 883
Fat 56.1g
Poly Unsat 12.3g
Omega-6 4.2g
Omega-3 4g
Monounsaturated 10.5g
Sodium 169mg
Potassium 827.5mg
Tot carbs 74.7g
Fibre 16.7g
Sugars 12.6g
protein 26.75g
Vit A 3.50%
Cit C 3.00%
Vit B12 12.50%
Vit D3 3150IU
Calcium 10.80%
Copper 15.00%
Vit E 68.00%
Vit K 8.00%
Calcium 18.00%
Iron 55.30%
Magnesium 17.00%
Mangenese 23.00%
Phosphorus 20.50%
Zinc 10.50%




Kombucha with Pineapple juice is pretty good. Maybe a bit strong, I think I’ll have to dilute it slightly. Either that or just stop making it so strong. I think the scoby likes it though.

Pictured below is non-diluted Buch with big mother SCOBY and two babies. As the mother is still only two months young from just liquid drink, this batch is still slightly acidic.