Job or Jiu-Jitsu?

Well I’m starting a new blog. My old one followed my exploits learning about the experience of starting MMA training. I’m starting this new one because:
1. I like that word press has a blackberry app.
2. My old blog was (accidentally) under my business email which I no longer have access to.

I was brought into the office today and given the ultimatum of “job or Jiu-Jitsu”. I am a massage therapist, and the chiropractor I worked for didn’t like me coming in to work bruised up and sore. Note the past tense usage – I chose Jiu-Jitsu.
No I’m not crazy. The funny part is that I had already drawn up my letter of resignation and was going to give it to him today. The job didn’t pay well and I work at a spa on the weekends that covers all my bills just fine.

So that means…

I have an open schedule to train mon-fri full time!!!!! Okay… Maybe I’m a little crazy – but only in the best possible way!

Anywho. I’m gearing up to compete at NAGA at the end of the month. I’ll be competing with only 2 months of training, but 2 months at my school is worth a year anywhere else. Coach thinks I can win, so I think I can win.

My gym is awesome! I get to learn from world class champion black belts, UFC fighters, pro wrestlers, etc. What’s really awesome is that several of the pro trainers have offered me private lessons in exchange for massage. So if I suck, I have no excuse! I’ve got a private with coach after class monday morning.

(When I refer to “coach” I’m talking about my BJJ instructor. Not gonna use names in my blog, but think “world champion, awesome”.)

Coach is just tickled pink to have girls on his team and we have been dubbed “coach’s killers”. Working on a patch for that. We’re thinking a poodle with fangs.

My regular class schedule is as follows (now that I don’t have to work wed and thurs!)

Mon:
6:30a – 7:30a
10:00a – 11:30a
11:30a – 12:30p

Tues:
10:00a – 11:30a
11:30a – 12:30p
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:30p

Wed:
6:30a – 7:30a
10:00a – 11:30a
11:30a – 12:30p
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:30p

Thurs:
10:00a – 11:30a
11:30a – 12:30p
5:00p – 6:00p
7:15p – 8:00p

Fri:
6:30a -7:30a
10:00a – 11:30a
11:30a – 12:30p

Sat – Sun
Rest and recoup. I’ll occasionally go spar Saturday morning if work allows. There is a 5 and 7:15 class on monday nights but I only go if I am not scheduled clients.

You know, I’ve never actually written out and looked at my training schedule. Guess that settles it. I’m crazy.

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