Monday, October 11, 2010

Scary moment.

Training has been going great. I took a week off due to work, which was just enough time to make me miss being on the mat, and to heal up a little. I was back Saturday and class was awesome as per usual. Well attended, great techniques, great training, and I was pleased with the way I trained. My cardio was unaffected by my layoff.

After class on Saturday I often have a "deathmatch" with my friend Samanatha. She is close to me in weight, and very technical and flexible, and is one of my favorite training partners. She jumped guard on me, but instead of wrapping her legs around my waist, somehow jumped her ass into the side of my knee, which hurt a lot and scared the crap out of me. Fortunately nothing popped or snapped and I'm training today. But it was a scary reminder of how quickly shit can go bad.

Anway, I haven't made any dramatic improvements in my game or anything, I just feel like I've been training hard and consistantly since April or May and it's paying off. I'll probably do one or two more tournaments this year then chill a little during tax season. There is a slight possiblity I may try to do the worlds in 2011. I should probably start mapping out a training schedule for that now. If I don't make any excuses and put 100 percent into preparing for this tournament I think I will make a lot of progress.

I'd like to start an early morning drilling session with someone, like get to the gym around six, drill some techniques, and roll super light for fifteen minutes or so. It would be a good way to start the day, and very helpful. There's always so much I want to work on and get nailed down. Also, this weekend is the last weekend Sam will be around to train, which is a huge bummer. I am looking forward to visiting her in San Diego and seeing all the progress she's made though.

1 comment:

Philadelphia Judo said...

I have seen knees get popped like that more than a half dozen times that i can recall off the top of my head. It's a surprisingly dangerous spot to be in when someone suddenly jumps. all you can do is try to keep them centered in front of you and keep some flex in your knees when you catch them. You want to do that anyway, but, sometimes they surprise you jumping from an edge.