This past week I didn’t follow through at all on my husband’s recent challenge for me to think of positive things I did during each of my Jiu-Jitsu classes, so I’m going to try to catch up, but last Monday’s advanced class is hard, because I waited too long! I know we worked on different ways to finish a triangle, but I barely remember rolling, or even who I rolled with. I do remember grappling with Mike, and I know I did not let him triangle me, so that’s going to have to be my “good thing” for last Monday.
What I recall most about Wednesday’s advanced class was going against Jerad in the shark tank, and he always kicks my ass, but rolling with him in comp mode was on another level! He took me down and subbed me three and a half times in four minutes (I say “half” because he was in the process of submitting me a fourth time when the buzzer went off). So, that certainly can’t be my “good thing” from Wednesday! What does qualify was when I won during positional grappling, by passing a blue belt’s guard (but it wasn’t Jerad! ;).
I tweaked my shoulder during that class on Wednesday, so for open mat on Saturday, I just worked with Brooklynn, to help her prepare to compete, and since she’s only twelve years old, my performance wasn’t really an issue! I guess I could say that the “good thing” I did was just helping her. Then during Ethridge class on Sunday, I mostly remember bad things, but there was one moment that was pretty good, when I actually submitted Joe with an armbar from guard, in no-gi!
Tonight, I didn’t go to class, because I’m trying to give my sore shoulder a break, which could be a positive or a negative, depending on how you look at it. Honestly, I think my “good thing” for every class I attend could simply be “I went and I survived.”. No matter if I win or lose, I still get the job done!
“I work, I work, I work…” -Big Daddy Kane