Tonight we practiced some Judo throws. I’ve got them on video and I’ll post them after I get the names documented correctly. We practiced falling properly and went right into it. After a while it goes without saying you hurt. Throw to the left, throw to the right, stand up, throw down, until you get it right. So why did I find myself laughing each time I hurt? Its true I didn’t get injured. I’m sure if I had cracked a rib or ripped some muscle I wouldn’t have laughed but minor pain had me giggling like a school girl. I’m going to have some nice bruises on my shins from having my legs swept. I still laughed when I got my shin kicked. I was having fun. I was enjoying BJJ. But that doesn’t mean I like pain. So tell me there is a psychological reason for it or at least tell me I’m not alone. My practice partner come to think of it was laughing too but not as much as I was. I’m not feeling like I’m a masochist but since when was laughing from pain natural? I can’t saying any other sport has had such an affect on me.