I got sick.
Things were flowing as they should and life in the universre is grand. Focusing on strength and mobility training and BJJ. Then during a Tuesday night training session, I started to feel bad. I called off the next day and then felt even worse. I concentrated all of my healing powers and went to a seminar at our Academy and then the wheels really came off. Congestion, Fever, Chills, Aches, All-over-feel-like-crap Sinus, Flu, Cold, Allergy Tsunami. I went into work on Friday and was immediately sent home by a Physician (the up side of working at a medical clinic is easy access to meds) who greeted me by saying "Hi, Tim! You look like Dogsh@t!" Now I am feeling much better and even trained for several hours last night. However, it means that my February challenge (continuing IF, vipassana, kb swings work etc.) has been de-railed. But such is life, adversity and setbacks occur. Now it is time to pick the pieces back up, I will continue with the IF and vipassana, but may make some changes with the non-bjj training to focus more on balance, stability and maybe even some explosion. We shall see...
Speaking of training, last Thursday, our academy was visited by Marcio Feitosa and Flavio Almeida of GB Headquarters in Irvine, Ca. I have trained with Feitosa before, but this was my first exposure to Almeida. Flavio looks so ordinary from a distance, but when you are close to him, he is the most densely muscled man I have ever seen. They taught back takes from Side control and like most seminars, I had never seen the material before. It was so clever. Jiujitsu continues to expand and evolve beyond what it originally was and as long as I stayed balanced between fundamentals, self-defense, and sport stuff, everything will be ok. It was also very inspiring and gave me some dreams to aspire to in the future. Stay tuned.
Today's video is from the IBJJF European Nationals and is from the Blue Belt division and a French bjj fighter Nicholas Plessis. Nicholas wins by submission. What makes this spectacular? Nicholas is completely blind. Enjoy!
That's it for today.
Stay happy and on the mat!