Monday, November 15, 2010
How to Escape the Rear Naked Choke By Your Couch
After working long hours, I love to do nothing but couch. This laziness is in direct conflict with my ambition to learn BJJ. After a stint of falling off the wagon (i.e., the mat), how do you get back on the horse and get going with BJJ class again? The answer is "with much regret." After missing a series of classes, I always kick myself for not fiting in at least 1 class per week (I travel frequently which is the other reason besides laziness (Master Dave...you should only read that work is the cause of any of my absences)). As an Aged and Feeble BJJ Practitioner, missing just a week puts my cardio back two weeks or more. Nothing sucks more than gassing. Well, maybe getting choked when you are gassing out. So, How to Escape the Rear Naked Choke...From Your Couch? Answer: don't let the couch get its hooks in. Go to at least one class per week. Take your Gi on business trips and find a nearby BJJ club. I did this once in Lexington KY and it was fun. As an aged and feeble student, you will be a novelty. Every BJJ Club probably wants their own token old man...to pummel, choke and cherish.