Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Entry #207
Day 1 of Jiu-Jitsu training. Attended a free lesson. Warm-up was the
standard jog, jumping jacks, and push-up routine we all know from PE
classes. Kinda surprised there wasn't any stretching; maybe I should
take the initiative and do that next time before I leave for training.
The class seemed to have all age groups, but even the little girls were
working their asses off. Awesome. I was paired up with another beginner
my size and after having some drills demonstrated to us, we tried it
out on our own. Unfortunately my lack of BJJ knowledge limits me from
accurately describing in words what we did, but basically it was a
crossover to an armbar. Also practiced breaking through his guard with
a...hell, I'm not even going to try. I did a lot of watching, too.
I landed on my wrist at one point and I found myself unable to do
endurance training tonight. Feels like a one or two-day thing, though,
so I'm not worried. Just gotta be more careful. And the back of my head
feels like it got hit by a baseball bat from all the slamming. Forget the
skatepark, I need a helmet for this thing.  Next is a free muay
thai lesson, and then I'm in.