Just a quick update of the more exciting aspects of my life…Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
Last week, I earned my purple belt in Muay Thai and a second stripe on my BJJ blue belt. I have been doing Muay Thai now for about ten months and Jiu Jitsu for almost two and a half years. I have a really good time in both. Five times a week, two days off…that’s some good working out.
There are some differences between the two. Muay Thai is in the morning. I am not a morning person. We do a lot of cardio. I am not a cardio person, but I understand that it’s necessary. The cardio aspect has immensely helped in both BJJ and Muay Thai. One of the greatest challenges of each class is getting over the fact that my body doesn’t want to do any more. There have been more times that I can remember when I have said something to the effect of, “I think we should just sit around and talk about theory today.” Just a joke, just a joke. Okay everyone, I’ll get up.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is like the game of chess. If you wanted to, you could take it easy. If your partner is cool with it, it could be the best and most aggressive workout of your life. There is a thing called “flow rolling,” where you and your sparring partner agree to spar at about 50% so each of you can work on your technique. It’s a mental martial art.
Jiu Jitsu is coming along very nicely though. I have developed a distinct “game” and use it a lot. I teach the guys, not moves, but more subtle techniques when we spar. I like doing that and am quite eager for them to get more aggressive so we can really get that workout I love so much.
My knee is feeling better for some reason. After about a year of knee pain, someone landed on it and made it feel better. Weird.
I swear, one of these days I am going to get some video up here. I know it’s just not the same hearing and not seeing. I will.