I went to class this morning - TNT first, then Jane-Jitsu. The gym was closed this weekend for our local tournament, so I was jonesing for a good roll, and dying to try out a new side-mount escape I stumbled onto this weekend. We started with some drills - hip-escapes, forward rolls, and step-throughs, then right into the lesson since we were all warm and stretched from TNT. Hip-over sweeps, to be followed by kimuras. Except after the third or fourth time drilling the sweep, one of the girls busted her knee. Sorry to be so technical, but I don't really know what she did to it. It looked awful and was clearly painful. By the time I came back with our knee brace and crutches to loan her, she was sitting propped up, eating a sandwich and cracking jokes, despite still being in a lot of pain! She is super tough! We will be missing our training partner for a few weeks at least. BOO!!!
I'm bummed that she hurt her knee because I don't want her hurt, but also because that was the end of class. No rolling for Emily. No getting to try out the new side-mount escape. Sigh. Yes, I feel like a schmuck saying that, but you know you'd be sad if you missed your jiu-jitsu fix, too! I am a complex woman, capable of feeling more than one thing at a time! Anyway, I will post the side-mount escape AFTER I get a chance to try it.
We did medicine ball guard during TNT - hold a medicine ball in your guard, bring the ball to your chest, put your legs back down, bring them back up to wrap the ball in your guard, repeat. I have been having the hardest time with this one. I don't know if it's because my back was tight or because my butt was so heavy or because my abs were shot, or a combination of all of those, but I just haven't been able to get my butt off the ground since before I was noticeably pregnant. Not today, though - it was amazing! It would not have been any more incredible to me to have suddenly found out I could fly. SuperME!!