I’m 4 months into the exciting world of BJJ training and I’m happy to report I’m a little obsessed.
Out of 4 months, I’ve spent 6 weeks nursing an injury, Early in the training routine I fucked up some cartilage on the floating bottom rib after training with a really big guy.
Lately the injuries have been minimal, but a constant state of soreness at the elbows and shoulders. I think I am increasing my range of motion one arm lock at a time.
Having never been a wrestler or karate guy learning how to move myself in relation to how my opponent moves has been very challenging, like learning a foreign language.
I can watch a technique, drill a technique and then minutes later forget how to actually apply it while sparring.
Some things are starting to happen on auto pilot, certain sweeps have become second nature. ( electric chair sweep from half guard has been working well against white belts), I know how to get my hooks in and can often get an americana if I get a guy into side control or mount, I still suck pretty bad a getting a leg triangle, or getting much done with legs at all.
Ive been training about 50 50 gi and no gi, traveling to a nearby university to train with some advanced guys in GI and locally with a few white belts and blue belts in no gi.
Sill loving the journey and soaking up info as fast as I can. I occasionally feel like I’m learning too slow, but then remind myself that Ive only got 10 actual weeks of training in. This is no Mc Dojo sport, they guys that stomp me put their time in to get where they are. I’m also 50, and realize that it does affect my performance.