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Training at Home When You Have No Other Choice

My forth child is due end of April 2011.  What does that mean?  The wife needs me more then ever to look after our three other children and I need more money.  So I have no other choice then to take a sabbatical from BJJ for a while.  That means no formal classes.

At first I started to despair.  When would I ever be able to afford to go back?  My instructor was kind enough to let me know I was welcome to come back now and then for free when I needed to get away.  That is what is great about West Side and BJJ.  Its about the learning and training not the bucks.

I decided the best thing for me to do was fill in the free time, if any, with training at home.  I have my DVD’s and Submission Master Grappling Dummy after all.  I’ve tried to have a routine at home but with regular classes it was easy to let it slip.  I knew I’d get my practice in at class.  Now I’m really going to be tested on my commitment to BJJ.  So I needed something to help me keep going.  Of course I thought of my blog.  I’m going to try and chronicle my training at home.  If all else fails just keeping up this blog will keep the light of BJJ flickering in me.

Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu

4 Responses to “Training at Home When You Have No Other Choice”

  1. Welcome to the PTGrappler life style 🙂

    The best form of off the mat training I’ve found is:

    1. Yoga (or something similar)
    2. Balance and core work on the swiss ball

    Gotta do whatchu gotta do 🙂

  2. The swiss ball. I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks, Liam!

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