You Keep Me Hangin’ On

I had a fantastic time in the advanced gi class at Lincoln BJJ on Wednesday. I ended up drilling with Mo Money, who is always a great partner, and I had fun with everyone I rolled with. I especially enjoyed giving Old Spoon a hard time, and at one point when I started in bottom half guard during positional sparring against him, he attempted a loop choke and reversed himself in the process, so I was on top, and he was still trying to choke me when I teased “Do you realize that if I get out of this, I win?”, so he said “But you won’t get out!”, and I confidently replied “Yes I will.”, then I did!

I also had an usually high number of successes during rolling Wednesday night. In my positional sparring rounds against one of the male blue belts, I managed to succeed with several different sweeps and passes, which actually surprised me quite a bit, and against other partners, I got a couple more of the torque sweeps that we’ve recently been practicing in the advanced classes. Professor Greg specifically said that he thought it would be a good technique for me, and it seems to be working out, because I’ve been able to get it in every class for the past couple weeks, even though everyone has been expecting it!

I will love BJJ forever, or until I get bored, whichever comes first.After I was feeling like I wanted to give up on Monday, it was nice to have a great class on Wednesday, but Jiu-Jitsu often seems like a roller coaster to me, because it’s always full of highs and lows (and sometimes when big people sweep me, it feels like I’m flying through the air!). Still, I think that’s part of the reason that I’ve never gotten bored with it, and I know that for every “bad” day in BJJ, there are a ton more fun ones, which is what keeps me hanging on (and now my grips are getting pretty good ;).

“You don’t really need me
But you keep me hangin’ on” -The Supremes

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