In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…Jiu-Jitsu…or at least that’s how it seems considering the slew of new white belts we have in class lately! I can’t keep track, all white belts look the same to me. Just kidding! Let’s see, there’s Ben, and Steven, and that one tall guy, and the guy without a gi, and the guy with a gi, and the other tall guy. I apologize if I forgot anyone. I’m excited about all the new blood, figuratively and literally. By that I mean I intend to draw blood on the new guys! Again, just kidding. They seem like very nice people, I don’t want to frighten them away with my awesomeness.
It’s cool that we have so many new students beginning their Jiu-Jitsu journey, and this spring I feel like I’m starting a new leg of mine. I was on the senior side of the partner rotation in class yesterday, and for once I actually felt like I belonged there. There was a time I doubted that would ever happen, but being surrounded by new students really shows me how far I have come since I was one of them. Everything is finally coming together in my training, and it’s an exciting time because I can tell that I am growing. This past winter was especially tough for me, but I made it through more determined than ever, and now I’m ready to bloom.