Monday, November 24, 2008

Bad Ass

I've begun taking jujitsu and boxing. Jujitsu on Tuesdays and boxing on Thursdays. It's brilliant. It's helping to bring my fitness back up to snuff (which has suffered abysmally since Henley last June), and is helping my mental state as well. Get me, I'm tough. *Grrrrr!*

9 comments:

GreatSheElephant said...

naughty donkey

Mr Farty said...

Stinky bottom

Ezri said...

Good for you!! :) There's just something about the sweat you work up doing martial sports that is so satisfying :) I've started fencing now and it's lovely to dash about with a sword and hack at things :)

Gordie said...

Quality!

Geosomin said...

Yes miss. Whatever you say miss.
You are totally right miss...

Sal said...

hmm. speaking as someone who has done a LOT of martial arts, can i please STRONGLY recommend you sign up for at least 1 lesson of tae kwon do, preferably traditional rather than the weirdo hoppy bouncy american/olympic full-contact version.

the reason is: the tkd clubs have far and away the most sensible warmup of every style i've tried. learn the warmup, DO the warmup, and savagely reduce your long-term (self)injury rate.

Sal said...

(not just big-noting re the experience. i trained under the australasian middleweight freestyle champion hour-and-a-half a day, four days a week, for five years. 4 years out of training, over here in england i was rated "at least" 6th dan by "the best tkd club in england" (they were useless). even in my current tubbitude i can move a punching bag as far as most professional middleweights) )

Mrs. Chaucer's Pirate said...

GSE: you get the Thesaurus of the Year award

MF: have you been talking to my daddy? His nickname for me as a child was Fartblossom.

Ez: Fencing! Brilliant! Way to go! Now you can really run around quoting The Princess Bride!

Gordie: well, not yet, but it's progress.

Geo: and don't you forget it!

Sal: i don't question your advice is sound, I'm doing what I'm doing because that's what's available here. P and I live in Torpoint, so the available clubs and opportunities are limited at best. This is what's available.

Sal said...

fair enough.

keep an eye out for it, though.