Daily Archives: September 28, 2010

So Tired I Can’t Remember….Something I Can’t Remember…

Last night was a marathon night, which is great, just long as hell. And tiring.

Definitely tiring.

(You can imagine The Sabre Dance playing as I continue to describe last night’s classes).

First was Kettlebells, working with 12kg and 16 kg weights. We also did some some static holds in between timed sets with the bells, which was a little (pleasantly) different than usual.

Then jiu jitsu class was more of a general training with some take down work to get competitors ready for the Philly Cup coming up, and the Ribeiro Association Annual Tournament. We worked on some arm bar and omoplata drills, then positional training from the more traditional and common guards and positions people end up in: the back, mount, side control, totally screwed, closed guard…

You know, the basics.

We then worked on a couple of Jiu Jitsu friendly take downs, incorporating a little Judo in creating an opportunity to sit to and open guard. That followed to some training, and then the end of class.

Which then led into Judo.

Judo we practiced the Tai Otoshi, or Valley Drop, which I started to get the hang of…but then I accidentally hurt my uke while throwing her, so I started to worry about everything  I was doing and it was throwing me off, since Judo is all about “mushin no shin“. Essentially, I lost my mojo and was over analyzing and over thinking everything.

Because, you know, that always works out in the end when it comes to martial arts. And life.

We worked on some tokui waza (favorite technique) for a bit, then worked with some ground work. The technique for the night was working to escape cross side and avoiding the pin.We got through the drilling portion, and at that point I threw in the towel and just watched everyone else train with groundwork.  It was a long day, I was tired, and honestly while I last as long as I had hoped, I lasted longer than I thought I would.

The day was long, and I am tired and sore with a headache (yay) but happy I did all of it.

And now if you don’t mind I am going to curl up under my desk for a while.


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