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omg LOL



My other favorite BJJ cartoon.

this is quite funny. it really does feel like this when i try to explain to people that my family trains in this art.

Jiu Jitsu Pains

Took a week off from class because the side of my rib hurts like shit and the joints from the 3rd and 4th finger of both hands hurt only to come back today and get my ass handed to me. After we covered all techniques for the day, we drilled for about 15 minutes. From top, we have to pass guard. From bottom, we either sweep or submit. If you don’t know any sweeps or submissions, you’re objective is to keep your opponent from escaping and/or submitting you. Well basically i didn’t last more than 1 minute with my first 4 opponents and i only managed to pass one opponent because he was gassed. I was swept and submitted with ease. I feel pretty disappointed but I think i’m just being a little hard on myself. I mean I’ve only been going for about 2 weeks anyhow. Oh well. Just gotta stay focused and keep training hard. 

I find myself thinking back to a quote from the Diaz Brothers. (Nick to Nate) “Don’t get tapped out today.” 

Gracie Barra Day 02

One word to describe today. MANHANDLED. The guy i was partnered with was pretty much built like a 250 lb football player. It’s all gravy tho. Not everyone you encounter in life will be your exact weight or size so best to just take it as a learning experience. 

I’m trying to milk my free classes while i have them (there’s about 4.) i’d rather use it in the span of a month while i look for a permanent job as an xray tech, then to blow it all in one week and have to wait til i have a steady income to keep training. 


Gracie Barra

So today, my brothers and i took our first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Gracie Barra. Amazing. Simply Amazing. My 11 year old brother can’t wait to go back and train. I would tell you what we learned but i have no idea what the moves were called. What i can say is that i now know how to pass from full guard into side mount. We also learned some kind of hip toss to a weird armbar. IDK. Like I said, it was our first day, so please pardon my terminology. 

I also found out I passed my board exam for my x-ray technician license yesterday. And it’s also my grandfathers birthday today.  So a quick Happy Birthday Lolo! We love and miss you! R.I.P. 

Definitely a great weekend so far. 


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