Friday, October 21, 2011

Arm lock you are not out of my short legged grasp!!

This past Sunday I went to Girls in Gis at Revolution Dojo in Katy, Texas.  I went by myself...the teenage daughter was too tired from that Division I UIL band rating to get up and go with, plus she was already starting to feel a little under the weather.  It was a big step for me to go by myself.  I usually never go anywhere alone.  That's a testament to what jiu jitsu has done for me.  I love it enough that I will venture out alone to an event. Well, enough of that, that's not why I'm writing this post.  I really wanted to share my little mini breakthrough with the arm lock.  For those of you who know me, arm locks and arm bars and triangles are not a short girl's best friend. I avoid them like the plague.  I'd rather choke you than ever, ever armbar you.  Plus, I never felt coordinated enough to pull off the arm lock from guard.  Something clicked in my brain this past Sunday.  I don't know what it was. Maybe it was my great training awesome brown belt from New York!  Maybe it was something that was said during the demonstration.  Maybe it was something my training partner said while drilling.  I don't know...but for the first time ever I thought that I might actually be able to do this elusive thing that I felt was completely out of my short legged grasp!  I love the "AHA" moment when I'm training.  I love it when the light bulb goes off.  I had a great time.  I rolled with a bunch of really awesome ladies and I learned some new tricks.  Thank you to Revolution Dojo for hosting this latest event.  

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