Arm Bars, Collar Chokes, and Families

Tonight we learned the Duck Under from standing, a Back Take to Cross Collar Choke, Cross Collar Choke to an Arm Bar. My wife is good at cross collar chokes from the back, who knew.

A family who pays money to learn how to choke each other, stays together. My wife and her younger brother (my new brother-in-law) have joined the jiu jitsu gym I go to. I talked about bjj so often and the benefits of it and how much fun I’m having that they finally decided to give it a try.

I’ll be honest, I was worried about my wife getting seriously injured if she rolled with some stranger. But she survived just fine after rolling a bit with other gym members and also did part of an open mat, I feel much better, although still a bit nervous, but overall happy she is enjoying herself. Her younger brother is a white belt with lots of piss-and-vinegar, as they say, because he’s so into it and critiques my technique and gives advice as new white belts do. I like his enthusiasm. His first week he got one of the worst mat burns on his feet I’ve ever seen. White belts, amirite?

I hope we all stick with this martial art for a long time because it’s a great bonding experience. And we all look good in Rash Guards and Gi’s.

By the way, have you tried a free trial jiu jitsu class yet? You should, I think you’d enjoy it.

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