She’s one of the coaches

On Mondays and Wednesdays I do not have BJJ until 7 but it is pointless for me to go home between work and the gym so I typically either run errands or work late. We also have a decently stocked fitness gym downstairs that we are allowed to use so I have told myself I have to go get some cardio in on Mondays and Wednesdays before class. I used to do this in the past but got lazy around the holidays. Yesterday I succeeded in both getting some pet supplies and getting some cardio in before BJJ:  win.

My instructor was at our new location last night so I showed my purple belt teammate who was running class the pass we are going to work on this week as I had been there for instructor training Saturday and he had not. While I was waiting for class to start one of the Muay Thai instructors who is also a totally badass purple belt introduced me to a new student. We are all excited about this particular student because he is the father of one of our current students. The instructor introduced me and added “she’s one of the coaches”. It felt totally surreal to get introduced as a coach. As I have said before, I don’t feel like I know enough to be considered a coach but then I wonder if you ever feel like you know enough about BJJ.

Class began, we warmed up, we drilled, we lined up to end class. It’s no-gi week. That means a certain white belt will probably try to line up in front of me again. I had told my drilling partner (and blog reader… hi Pixie!) about my anger when he had lined up in front of me so she reminded me at the end of class to get in front of him. I made sure I did and in a show of solidarity so did she. One day down, three to go.

I got a couple of rolls in after class. I tried to work my new omoplata sweep series in both rolls. In the first my partner got his arm out before I could do anything. I got into the omoplata position during the second roll and was about to grab my partner’s leg for the sweep but he just lifted me up with his trapped arm and deposited me on my back. Oh well, I will have more chances to try tonight.

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