This has been a good week. This was my first week going to the competition class at 5 pm at the gym. I had my schedule changed at work to let me get off earlier so I could make this class. On Tuesday, I really didn’t know what to expect because I had always just seen the tail end of the class. So I stretched and did some shrimping and watched for a few minutes. It was good to see how they flow in this class from the difference in the intro class. In this class is more about positioning than strength. Then we started rolling and switching partner every 6 minutes and that was fun because those have been the longest rolls I have been in. It was so much fun and exhausting at the same time. It was good to be able to move like that. I then went to the no-gi class.
On Wednesday, I didn’t go the competition class as I wanted to work on the machines and need to do a bit of thinking as well. But I did do the intro class. I learned how to do bow-and-arrow and that was awesome. I like finding things as a person with short arms and legs actually works well. Then I did the Ladies class and we had two black belts on the mat, both Shawn and Spyder were there and they were bouncing between judo and the Ladies BJJ class. So I got to get rolled by some people a lot lighter than me and and that was awesome. They actually filped me over which was cool. I also got to roll with Spyder as well and we went over some of the same things we went over in the no-gi class. Some of the basic that are great to drill at any time at any belt. Then we did some positional sparing and because I was working with Spyder I had to go twice on the bottom with him which was hard but worth it and I was able to actually use the moves I had learned in class.
Then we all lined up at the end of class like at the end of every class, but this day was a bit different. Coach and spyder were talking and we were waiting in line. I wasn’t wearing my g;asses and we were all talking about how we didn’t die today. Then coach and Spyder walked over to us and gave us all stripes. Which meant I got my first stripe on my path to my blue belt. I was super excited about it and so appreciative of it. I didn’t think i deserved it,but it was awesome to know he thought I deserved it. I’m just going to keep going cause I’m a BJJ addict now and a true passion of mine now.