Another placeholder post (Crap, life is busy!)
Training yesterday at R1. We worked on, you guessed it, takedowns. I'm starting to feel more comfortable with them. Well, I WAS starting to, until I took John's class in the evening. Then I felt like I was a complete moron and couldn't get them and couldn't get them. So I was literally on the verge of tears. But then in the wrestling class Sheldon showed some good details and ways to think about the penetration step that were helpful. I really think I should take a day off. It also doesn't help that I'm becoming acclimated to Johnny's schedule: I sleep in the room with the TV, and he watches Three's Company and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air until 4 and 5 in the morning. So that means I don't sleep very much.
So of course instead of taking a day off, this morning I went with Johnny and Paul to Tinguinha's. I don't know what Tinguinha means, but it's one of those Brazilian nicknames, and I will find out. He wasn't there, but a black belt named Marcelo was, along with a handful of purples. Here's a pic of me, Marcelo, Johnny, and Paul:
Marcelo REALLY schooled me, tapping me out about 5 times in about 5 minutes. I also felt sluggish with the purples. I definitely need a day off. So of course I'm going to train tonight. But then I will sleep in tomorrow and take it really easy tomorrow night, when Johnny and I will go to Hollywood BJJ to train with Parker and maybe Jimmy, along with the rest of the group. Okay, off to get ready to train.