July 20, 2012
It’s getting hotter. It’s getting super humid. It’s getting sweaty on the mat, even more so than usual, which is an unfortunate situation for all the guys but heaven for bacteria. We’re lucky at Triforce in that the management team are super serious about keeping things (anti bacterially) clean and tidy – important when fending off a multitude of infections which have raised their ugly heads when training abroad – just ask Roger!
Shimyo san with the antibacterial swuffer!
I’ve had a tiny skin issue on my knee for the past month or so, which had really been annoying me. The skin reddened, then broke as I kneeled ready to fight. Every time I repeated the action, my weight would grind the broken skin into my sweaty gi pants, which in all honestly was probably not 100% my sweat, leading to dare I say it, some potential infection. In order to get a handle on it I invested in some Defense Soap. The soap costs $36, plus the same again for postage which is extortionate for soap, but in honesty its a solid product – I owe the great Joe Rogan a debt of thanks for pushing it on his podcast – after a week, 10 days or so using it my knee is back to 100%. Recommended to all ground fighters!
Heavy duty sparring
July 13, 2012
Nagamoto san took it upon himself to check the general condition of the guys last night as he has some experience with bad neck and back injuries – I’m not sure if Itoigawa sensei was overly happy with the result of his assessment though…he gave me the once over too and I was happy with his thoughts – no major problems with my waist, hip area, but need to work a lot more on my neck and shoulders to avoid another injury down the road – I’ll take that piece of advice seriously!
Tell me if it hurts….
July 4, 2012
Ryosei & Laura
Bumped into Ryosei and Laura today at the end of the 7:30pm regular class – Laura looked the biz in her pink Atama gi – a little too good in fact as talk of Ryosei taxing it in order to use it in competition was (seriously?!) discussed – I’ll say it here, I’d pay money to see it Ryosei step onto the competition mat in a pink number!
Yesterday; 6 people, today; 20 people – what’s up with that?!
Class was mental today – 20 guys & gals turned up to train and as you might expect, space was at a premium – I still managed to pick up 5 fights though after skipping the warm up – considering I was up at 5:30am for work, I think a job was well done!