Back to Jiu Jitsu

Posted: November 24, 2015 in Creative Writing
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After about a four year break, I finally decided to go back to Jiu Jitsu with a little urging from my brother.  Before I stopped training the last time I had spent about a year training and was an assistant combatives instructor while I was in the Army.  I’ve wanted to get back into it before, but trying to find a close enough school was always a hassle.  Well when my brother Kyle came up to visit us we wandered into Derby City MMA in Louisville, and I instantly fell in love with the environment.

So last night I went in for my first session, and oh boy was it an eye opener.  The warm up alone showed me how out of shape I currently am.  While doing front and back rolls I became dizzy very quickly and stumbled around the mat for a minute looking like a drunken fool.  Once we got into the training I immediately remembered why I enjoyed it so much before.  We learned several techniques to help regain guard and prevent a pass which was something I hadn’t really worked on before.

After learning our techniques we did King of the Hill for about 20 minutes.  For those who don’t know what King of the Hill is, several people start on the mat and are required to do a task.  In this instance the goal for guy on bottom was to regain and maintain guard, while person on top had to pass the guard.  Winner stays on the mat and loser gets back in line to do it all again.  I won my first match against a guy totally new to Jiu Jitsu, and then decisively lost the next 10 rounds.

Even though I lost pretty much all my rounds I still had a blast.  I got a great workout, learned some technique, and met some great people.  I’m ready to keep training and become better than I ever was before.

I want to thank you all for reading, and any likes, comments, follows, and shares are greatly appreciated.


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