Tuesday, June 8, 2010


After nearly 5 years of training BJJ, I have my first black eye. I don't think it's going to be a terribly impressive black eye, but it's all mine.

In other news, I had four women in class again tonight, and I feel like I'm getting the timing of the class down a little better. Tonight, we had a brand new woman, so that slowed things down a little bit and I didn't show the submission I was planning to show. Ah, well...next week. I'd much rather make sure that they feel good about what I did show, instead of rushing them through the things on my lesson plan. I also feel like they're getting the things that I show them, which is cool. I wish I had more time to watch them sparring in the regular classes to see if they're remembering things and trying them on larger opponents. I'll have to remember to do that soon.

Now that I'm done icing my eye (with a bag of lima beans), it's bed time.


  1. Thanks! I honestly didn't expect it to hurt so much. Bruises normally don't hurt unless you poke them. My face hurts, though.

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