Tuesday, April 17, 2007

We ate the bear!

Every day of your life you have to fight a bear. Some days you eat the bear and some days the bear eats you. Well, today, we ate bear!
We had a cool judo class of just myself and Rob. We warmed up with some ROM and then threw nagekomi for a while. That was okay except for falling for the hipthrows - that was unpleasant on my post-clinic muscles. But we survived it. Then we went to the ground and I did pretty good for an old fat guy. I got a triangle armbar and a straight armbar from kesagatame and a pretty good ushiro katagatame - at least those are the things I remember. Best of all, I was able to conserve my energy so I lasted for a goodly session with a 200+ pound, pretty in-shape dude 14 years younger than me. Rob did get a good positional hold at one point and wedged me into a corner of the mat but good.
Not only that, but after class I went to watch my son, Whit play baseball. Whit hit a double that drove in the tying and go-ahead runs. So Whit ate his share of bear too!

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