Sunday, March 26, 2006


Whew doggie! I'm still tired from my all day JuJitSu clinic yesterday. We had Mark Barlow and some of his instructors come to Starkville to teach a Akyama JuJitSu clinic yesterday and it lasted from 9-4 (stopping for an hour to eat). We learned lots of new techniques and one that I could do without. The last technique we learned, I, of course, got hurt (pulled a muscle in my tricep and jammed my shoulder, nothing major). This technique required Uke and Tori to fall together. Uke attacks Tori and Tori counters and does a sacrifice fall, forcing Uke to fall as well to keep from getting injured. As they roll forward, Tori must maintain a hold on Uke and as they finish the fall, roll onto their stomach and put Uke in an arm lock. This was when I did something and hurt my arm - Ouch! All in all it was a good day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mark Barlow.... he's a librarian right? I think he taught a self defense class last year at Alabama Library Association... I moderated the room for it...