Storm texted me earlier today asking if I was going to class. The struggle to sort out my life as it relates to exercise has come to a head in the sense that I finally have enough time to work out; for a couple of weeks anyway. Work has slowed to the point where I don't have to work in the evenings so I went back to the gym last night and that meant it was time to get back to beatings tonight.
Ironically, I lead the class in warm ups and most of it was okay, but a few of the things we do (balancing with eyes closed) were pretty much a train wreck. I must remember to do that in the mornings!
We have a new member in class, Doc. I'm not sure how old he is, but I guess he's been coming to class off and on and still looks a bit stiff. I'm going to guess he's my age or older which makes him pretty bad ass to be showing up and starting this out.
We started with some basics and then the rest of the evening was devoted to refining one move. Block from the outside move into an armbar. There is a lot to this technique and I doubt I could cover all the ins and out, I did get a few very important parts :
- start moving when the fist moves.
- the point where the punchers fist is in full outward position means that you are supposed to set up for the move.
- when your body circles to lock the opponent's arm you use the last erg of his punch to put him into the armbar.
Let's just say I'm out of practice on armbars and the rest of us didn't look so good, but by the end of class my elbows were inflamed, but we all could do the move fairly well.
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