Well, there’s still no sign of my belt, so this weekend I raided my TKD belt display for my TKD blue belt. It’s stiff (I think I only wore it for 6-8 months, and not nearly the wear & tear that BJJ bestows), it’s got creases from being folded for so long and even some dust; it doesn’t like to stay tied when I move on the mats. But (except for when it falls off) it keeps the jacket closed.
The last few weeks, we had a pretty good heat wave going on around here. This week has started out with a cold spurt. Ugh. (This gym is going to be cold! this winter.)
Fundamentals Class, BJJ
Small class. Short warmup, then a short round of rolling, with Bobby.
Drilling. Overhook from guard to choke. Then switched to a triangle if they blocked the choke or moved their head out of reach or something. Drilled with Bobby, then one more roll with him to finish up class.
Drilling to start. “Scrape” mount escape. Drilled with Bobby.
Rolling. Bobby, Adam, and Tim.
This now hangs in my bedroom door. The idea is that every time I walk in, unless I’m carrying something, I have to do 1 pullup. (Starting with 1 because I haven’t done them in a long while.)
Another sunset from my house:
I have tomatoes!
My TKD belt rack, minus the blue belt. The extra white belt that isn’t on the rack is actually the belt I wore as a TKD white belt; it later became my BJJ white belt, and I used a belt that came with a gi for the belt rack. (The belt was a size too small for me to wear.) I’m going to shift all the belts down so I can fit my embroidered belt on there, too; I originally set up the display rack before ever thought of quitting TKD, and so anticipated continuously wearing the black belt. The one next to the green belt is actually purple, though it doesn’t look like it so much in this picture.
(Also, the bench this is on is pretty awesome. My first real furniture purchase!)