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Steve Z. Healthy Living Professional

Seattle, Washington
I'm a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and have been training for about 5 years now.    I decided a few years ago that I had to make a change. I began training in Martial Arts, and after a few years started at a new school learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I love it, and... Full Bio
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Best Laid Plans by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I read a lot about commitment on BJJ posts.  I see a lot of inspiring posts and posters suggesting that excellence is about prioritizing and that if you want to be success ... Read on »
Juicing… I mean, drinking juice. by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Anyone own a blender/juicer?  If so, give me some recipes.  A few months ago, for my 42nd birthday, I got a blender.  I wanted the Vitamix , but it was out of my price ran ... Read on »
Phantom BJj Class : Monday 1/28/13 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Good class last night.  The school continues to grow, which is great.  Coach Bing is hustling pretty hard to build his school and I’m happy that he’s doing so. Class y ... Read on »
Keep on Truckin’… by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Training is going well.  I am having a blast training out with the guys at Phantom BJJ .  The school has just the right blend of intensity and easy going-ness (that’s righ ... Read on »
Phantom BJJ: Monday by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Great class yesterday.  Coach Bing is still out of town for a few more days, but we had 11 people on the mats, including myself.  The number of students is steadily growin ... Read on »
Phantom BJJ Class: 8/13/2012 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts It started on Facebook.  An ominous update came up on my phone:  “tonight will be fun… get ready for pain.. LOL". LOL??  I’m going to officially declare that the ... Read on »
Imperial Purple Tatami Fightwear Estilo 3.0–Size F2 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I finished another project last night.  It’s a Custom Dyed Tatami Women’s Estilo 3.0 in size F2.  The color selected was Imperial Purple.  I really like this color ... Read on »
Monday Class–7/30/12 Phantombjj by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Monday was another big class.  James made it back in, and it was good to see him after he’s had a long hiatus.  Fortunately for us, he forgot his belt and was the first pe ... Read on »
What’s your origin story? by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A passing comment by a friend on Facebook reminded me of how I found BJJ.  I’m a superhero fan and have been for as long as I can remember.  I read comic books, watched ... Read on »
“So I tapped to an anxiety attack…” by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I was over on Bullshido and read a thread with the title above, “So I tapped to an anxiety attack.”  Read the ongoing thread here:  http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showt ... Read on »
Phantom BJJ: Tuesday BJJ Class 7/24/2012 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts This marked the first ever Tuesday class at Phantom BJJ at our new location in Covington, WA.  I was a little worried that everyone had forgotten when it got to be about 5 ... Read on »
Phantom BJJ Monday Class by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Having a great time training in the new home of Phantom BJJ in Covington, WA.  We have about 12 or so guys regularly attending each class, and the personality of th ... Read on »
Bad Boy MMA Shorts for $25 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Bad Boy Brazil Fight Shorts for $25. Bad Boy Shorts $25   Whether you love jiu jitsu or are celebrating Anderson Silva’s beatdown of Chael Sonnen, at $ ... Read on »
Tie Dye Gi #1 by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Took a stab at Tie Dye today for a friend. Turned out a little sloppy, but the spiral on the back came through pretty well. Tie Dying a gi is definitely a different breed ... Read on »
Deep Orange and Hot Pink by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A friend took advantage of an absolutely terrific sale over at Warrior One, and picked up a nice, single weave gi for his daughter, which I dyed hot pink for her.  The oth ... Read on »
Tatami Jiu Jitsu Tee by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts A very comfortable Jiu Jitsu t-shirt, from one of the most legit jiu jitsu brands. Tatami Jiu Jitsu Tee $12 And if it sells out quick, you can always pick u ... Read on »
Cthulhu Gi by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I worked on a new batik gi.  I don’t know why, but I ended up determined to put an image of Cthulhu on the back.  For anyone who’s unfamiliar, Cthulhu was created by H.P. ... Read on »
2 projects: Gray on gray batik Prana Flow and Dark Green by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts I completed a couple of projects. The batik is for me. I’m also offering a custom dye service for $60 for a limited time with your supplied gi, or $150 for a high q ... Read on »
Question for You by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Here’s a question that was posed by Prof. Giva Santana: Question: You rather be that blue belt that everyone gives you compliments and says you should be a pu ... Read on »
What’s Shaking? by Steve Z. Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Martial Arts Still training regularly and having fun.  I watched the Pan Ams this weekend and it was great.  As you can see below, I went a little nuts and watched it on the 110” scree ... Read on »