Blah blah blah, words and stuff. Blah blah, jiu-jitsu, blah blah. Blah blah blah, all the feels, blah.
When I started this blog, one thing I required of myself was that no matter what, I would consistently update it, which I have fulfilled so far, but lately I think I’ve kept doing it partially because it’s become a habit, and I don’t know if I’ve gotten bored with it, or if it just seems even more pointless than usual, but at the moment, I really don’t want to write about myself. I’ve always intended to continue blogging as long as I train Jiu-Jitsu, so for now, I’m just going to record a general overview of the classes I’ve attended this week, and leave it at that.
Monday: “Ridin’ the Storm Out”
The tornado sirens were going off in Lincoln before the advanced class on Monday night (one had already touched down!), and there was some crazy hail, but Professor Greg kept LBJJC open, so several of us were brave enough risk the wrath of Mother Nature to get there, including Greg, Jerad, Mike, Henry, David, Jorge, Sam, Derek W., Matthew (a visitor from Switzerland), and myself. We had our typical warm-ups, and for drilling we continued working on the tripod and sickle sweeps from last week, then we did eight minutes in hell (positional sparring, two minutes each from the bottom of mount, back mount, side control, and turtle, then repeat from the top), followed by guard king of the mat (closed, spider, butterfly, and half).
“It’s a hard life to live but it gives back what you give.” -REO Speedwagon
The weather was beautiful on Wednesday night, and even more people were there for the advanced class, including Greg, Conan, Adam, Fuji, Henry, Will, Robert, John, Brian G., Darijo, Josh M., Tyler, Derek M., and me. Wednesday’s class was the same as Monday, except it was mostly different students, and during the warm-ups we did an increasingly larger number of reps, but the techniques, positional sparring, and king of the mat were all the same. During class on Wednesday, The Professor threatened to keep making us exercise until someone admitted to being the person who put a Taekwondo sticker on his car, then when he kept increasing the number of reps, Old Spoon falsely confessed to doing it, but the reason that I know his confession was false isn’t because I am the one who did it (or is it? ;). All I will admit to is being the person who put the Hello Kitty bandaid over the small hole in the wall at Lincoln BJJ, but Professor Greg left it there, and said he thought it really tied the room together!