Week 3 @ Showtime Jiu-Jitsu Things are finally starting to click, I'm having to think less about moves and my execution is a little cleaner. YEAH! I'm going to get to actually roll, it's more of a guard passing drill than anything else. I can't remember how long we're going for but it was probably just a minute. One on his back, the other standing. The first time around the guy standing can only use one hand. I'm not sure why or how, but somehow I managed side control and am able to maintain control til the end. Then.....then it was my turn on my back. I think I might have invented a new guard, I'll call it the Beached Whale Guard. It's where you lull your opponent into a false sense of security by pretty much letting them take whatever position they want and then escape, sweep or submit them when they're not expecting it. I've got the first part down, but the escape, sweep, or submit portion needs work. LOTS OF WORK. Somehow my beached whale guard confused of my opponents and I ended up sweeping and mounting him. Then again I don't know how that happened either. I think they were going a little easy on me, but that's ok. Baby steps. At the end of class, I wasn't sore. The first 2 classes left me pretty sore all over for a couple of days. I dinged up my foot a bit this time but nothing else hurts. For any other noobies out there, believe the hype the cardio required is completely different. I can do a couple of miles on a treadmill as a warm-up without a problem, but I was almost falling over today. I thought to myself, is the pain and exhaustion worth it, even if I don't ever compete in a tournament. That thought makes me smile and say HELL YEAH. I've got the addiction.