I find it ironic that one of the reasons I go to Jiu-Jitsu twice each week is for mental well being but not physical it seems. What I mean by that is each week I find stress relief in class. Its like popping the mental pressure value. The aggression combined with the concentration on technique helps me. But most of the time I spend the week recovering physically from class. Yes, I get a good physical work out that helps me. And yes, we are all considerate and try not to hurt our training partners. Its just that every week there is something that has to heal on my body. This week it is a jammed finger (I never even felt it happen) and a huge bruise from a failed Ashi-Barai. I’m dotted all over with bruises in various stages of healing. Most of my injuries heal in one week or aren’t painful anymore in that time. I guess what I’m saying is I wish I would harden up a little or that I didn’t feel so old. I can’t stop doing Jiu-Jitsu. I know I’d miss it to much. I’m a addict. I guess the best course of action is to improve my technique and healing knowledge.
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu