My favorite thing that I heard during Jiu-Jitsu on Thursday night was at the end of the beginner class when Jerad, who was staying for the advanced no gi class afterward, wanted to cool off, so he said “I think I’m going to go stand out in the rain for a minute. I can’t get any more wet than I already am!”.
Every day that I’ve trained at Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center, I’ve looked like a drowned kitteh within ten minutes of class starting. When I got home after my first class, my husband said “I didn’t know they had showers there!” They don’t. Another time he told me that I looked like I had been at the beach, because I was soaked, and my face was all red.
I was sweating so much during Wednesday’s advanced grappling class, that when I had Ken in back mount, sweat was dripping into my eyes, so I wiped my forehead on the back of his gi. I told him I was going to do it, so that’s less gross, right? Shihan always says if we’re training with someone and we’re sweating but they’re not, then we should feel free to share our sweat with them, but trust me, Ken was sweating enough on his own! When I got home from class that night, I didn’t put my gi in the wash right away, and it was still drenched the next morning. It doesn’t help that it’s been so humid lately.
So, not only will there be blood at LBJJ, there will also be sweat. Lots and lots of sweat, and it hasn’t even really gotten hot yet! But so far, there have been no tears (that I know of ;). Everybody dance now!