I met with my Jiu Jitsu instructor this afternoon to go over the blue belt curriculum in good detail. It’s very helpful to have these one-on-one classes to really get things squared away. I think I did okay, because when we were finished, he gave me another blue stripe for my white belt.
When I first started this whole thing, I thought that this level was right before master. Of course, I now know that it isn’t. I think at the very beginning, I thought anything was right before master. Some guys had a few months experience and to me, that was pretty serious. Now that I have just a bit over six months behind me, I do feel like I am getting there. I still need to study up and practice, but I am confident that I will soon get my…
Man, I have this taste in my mouth. Oh wait, that’s just the taste of a blue belt.
I didn’t write a separate post about this, but I wanted to mention that we had some visitors at our club on Wednesday night. We had four guys from another club come over to roll with us. One of the guys taught the class and showed us some pretty awesome triangle set ups. There were two brown belts, one blue belt and one white belt. I had a chance to roll with a brown belt, the blue belt and the white belt. I think I am right where I am supposed to be because there was about a 0% chance of me inflicting any amount of damage on the brown belt, a very challenging few rounds with the blue belt and a chance to practice some of my submissions on the white belt, although he has improved tremendously since the last time we met. I have a feeling that the next time I see him, he will be practicing his submissions on me.
I was really pumped up when I left class that night. I loved the fact that we had guys from another school come over and how we all got along. Instant friendship and lots of helping one another. Just love it.
Remember guys, come work out with us…Giroux Bros Martial Arts in Glastonbury, CT. Perfect if you live in the Hartford area.
In case you don’t know what the leg triangle choke is, here’s a video: