Thursday, May 28, 2009
I'm down 13 lbs now from my January weight. Last night's martial arts class was a tough one. The last 25 minutes were spent grappling and my final bout was with my instructor, a third degree purple belt (higher than blue and my beginner's belt--white). Needless to say, I ended up tapping out three times in five minutes. He had a counter for every move I made. It's a humbling experience. I feel like I did when I started wrestling in 7th grade. I lost a lot and was tired after every class. It's still fun and eventually I'll get it right. I'm looking forward to the summer tournament:
The New Jersey Brazilian Jui-Jitsu Federation's next event is the Summer Tournament, August 8th, 2009! I believe it is in Bayville (south of Toms River), but I'll need further confirmation. I have about 15 lbs to cut to get to 170, the lightest weight for the over 40 group.