I’ve had a good share of black belt rolls so far this week! I just love having access to a good number of excellent black belts where I train! They say their goal is to train me to defeat them someday.
I have been doing a lot of training lately. In my mind, this is off season – but on paper it’s another story entirely.
Rode bike 3 miles to gym
Rolled for 90 mins
Did 3 massages
Rolled/drilled for 2 hours
Did another massage
Rode bike 3 miles to home
So yea… Guess I’m still training a lot… But it feels completely different than before. I’m having fun, and using the bike and kettlebells to build joint stability so I can handle training more.
Granted, I’m being fairly lazy today so far. No massages and no kettlebells. I did get to roll with one of our black belts this morning before class – getting much better at keeping from being smashed in half guard.
I feel bad sometimes for the guys rolling with me. I imagine it’s like having a crackhead squirrel running circles all over your body, and having to somehow catch it, without actually hurting it. Ha!
On a somber note, was talking with a friend of mine in Brazil. Prayers going out for safety and an end to corruption to the homeland of my beloved lifestyle!
10 thoughts on “Me Crack Head Squirrel!”
So getting black belt soon?
Ha no! Got a loooong journey yet. Just got my blue belt last Monday.
Don’t know the BJJ belt system, is a blue still considered a newbie? Oh well good luck nonetheless!
Thanks! The belt system goes white – blue – purple – brown – black. Roughly 1 1/2 to 2 years at each belt level. The average length to black belt is probably 10 years, although you can make it in 8 if you work your butt off.
Damn that’s long. Maybe a little too long…
Yea it’s a commitment for sure! It really becomes a lifestyle in the process.
Yes it sure does, it also becomes a part of how your operate. Oh and I’m sure the black belts don’t mind working with a blue belt like you, I know I do – plus it’s great practice being with someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing half the time.
Yea I usually am a good warm up partner for the black belts. But the beauty of jiu jitsu, is that anyone can learn from anyone.
“anyone can learn from anyone” – that ideal practice in any martial art. Great stuff!
Btw, what’s the story behind the name “Coach Killer”?
Heh. A lot of the guys who train regularly end up with nicknames – some affectionate, some not so much. We have: turtle, gummy bear, beastmaster, motormouth, etc. The guys kept trying to come up with one for me, and nothing stuck any longer than a week. Let’s face it, I’m the girl. What more do you ya need? Ha!
About a year ago, one of my team mates started referring to me as “coach’s little killer” and it just stuck in my head. So, “Coach’s Killer” it is!