I’m back-ish. WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? You ask. Well, I’ve been busy doing a disservice to my name, by training 3-4 times a week. Don’t worry though, my ‘style’ is still lazy as fuck. So don’t go expecting a name change. I will always be the lazy grappler, whether I’m training a million hours a second, or not.
This new found training regime has caused me some problems though. Firstly, I don’t get to play Xbox as much, which means I’m lowly level 23 in The Witcher 3. I’ve been doing my best to catch up on a Sunday when I don’t have work to attend. What the fuck has become of me? Secondly, I’m getting really fucking bored not being on the mats. I’ve had some really bloody good classes/sessions recently, and by Christ I think I’ve finally hit puberty because I feel my muscles forming.
It’s a strange feeling, and it’s taken me a long time to get to where I am right at this very second, but I fucking love training right now. I probably couldn’t have picked a worse time to love it though, because several of the club’s killers just aren’t there, through injury or financial struggles, etc. But luckily I’ve always had a very open mind to grappling. Whether you’re training with a white belt, or a black belt, you can learn. You just have to know where to focus your learning. My focus is movement, or at least trying to move. I want to be the guy that flows with minimal effort, like an albatross, except that’s a poor analogy because as David Attenborough once demonstrated, the albatross is bloody awful at Jiu-Jitsu. Their wingspan is too big, and they get frustrated in the Gi.
Things are looking good at the moment. I’m seeing openings that I wasn’t a couple of months back, and genuinely feel I’m improving with every class. I’m no longer in one of those shitty BJJ plateaus, but I’m aware that could change overnight. Either way, I’ll prevail and continue working towards being the best I can. I’ve also been doing a mix of Gi and NoGi, because grappling’s grappling, and more importantly I actually love both now.
Anyways, up next will be a product review that I should have done a while ago, but I’d been wanting to test more fully. That’ll be in the next day or so.
Off you pop.