Cold Turkey

Abominable killer

Symptoms of BJJ addiction may include putting figurines in Jiu-Jitsu positions and photographing them.

I saw the Lincoln BJJ Center holiday schedule the other day, but I guess I didn’t see it correctly, because I thought classes were going to resume on Thursday this week. Then yesterday when we were in the advanced class, Conan said there would be no more classes until Saturday, and I reacted as if he’d just told me that the world’s supply of chocolate was permanently exhausted…”WHAT? No!!!!!!”.

Hello, my name is Gina, and I am addicted to BJJ. I don’t want to go four whole days without training Jiu-Jitsu! I’ve already missed enough classes lately due to illness and injury. I guess it’s a good thing that no one showed up for the 5:30 kids’ class yesterday, so Conan and I were able to get about forty-five minutes of extra rolling in before the adult class started. It’s also a good thing that he mentioned the holiday schedule, or I would’ve been there on Thursday going “Where the hell is everyone?”.

When I was training Karate, if someone had told me there wouldn’t be any more classes for the rest of the week, I probably would’ve said something like “Okay, that’s cool, I have things I need to get done anyway.”, but now it’s like there’s nothing I need to do more than Jiu-Jitsu. I know I’m far from the only addict out there, and my LBJJC bro Josh was just talking on his blog about going through withdrawal himself. BJJ really is like a drug, because it seems as though the more you do, the more you want to do!

If they won’t let me go to class at Lincoln BJJ, I guess I’ll just have to grapple with my husband on our home mat, because I can’t go cold turkey! Yes, I know I’m spoiled, I don’t even have to leave my house to get my fix. The thing is, the holidays really should be about spending time with your family (I’m just lucky that some of mine know a little Jiu-Jitsu, and they enable my addiction ;), so it’s not such a bad idea to take some time off, and try to think about something else for a few days. Happy “whatever it is you celebrate”, I hope it’s full of love and joy.


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