BJJ training comeback success!
After a couple of weeks off the mat with a sore back and hip joint, I tested things out in Tuesday’s FAFC class and happily headed home with no soreness, bar the niggling hip.
Still pumped, I went to the new Australian Elite Team headquarters to train on Wednesday night – still under construction, the mat space is going to be HUGE when it’s done (new mats on order).
Something I’m disappointed about though (and I know leasing a space means this is not entirely in AET’s control) is the lack of showers – for both sexes, let alone a female change room.
There is one bag storage/change area with a window, so it’s not really a space to full on change in.. and there is one – ONE toilet. To be shared by everyone.
I never realised what a luxury even having a female change room and shower was, until I read Jiu Jiu’s blog post on the subject.
I have no idea what to expect now when I move to the UK, I suppose it will depend on the BJJ club.. but the thought of having to head home from training on the tube without having had a shower ain’t too appealing!
There was a black belt grading tonight which I wasn’t able to attend, but I snagged this team pic off Facebook anyway – such an awesome, inspiring (albeit smelly) Jiu Jitsu family they are!
And a final highlight of the week – my patches arrived!
Custom Patches Online did a terrific job with some detailed (for a patch) artwork, my idea with these is to give them to BJJ people I meet on my travels. If some make their way onto bags – or even gis that would be pretty cool. =)
12 thoughts on “Back to it!”
Welcome to the UK, hope the rain doesn’t put you off.
Looks like a great place to train, lots of mat space.
Yeah not sure how true it is, but coach reckons it will be the biggest BJJ mat space at any club in Australia.
It’s a big concrete warehouse though, so a bit cold at night when you’re not rolling!
Where abouts in the UK are you heading?
That patch is brilliant by the way.
Doing the oh-so-typical Aussie thing and starting in and around London – will happily move for work though so leaving it up to the universe a bit (lot). =)
You’ve got tons of BJJ opportunites in and around London then. So that’s great. I’m sure you’ll find a club that’s perfect.
Come visit me in Seoul!!
Totally will! Probably not soon but down the track =)
Love the patch would love one for my gi 🙂
Very happy to post you one if you like 🙂 drop me a msg @gypsygirlingi
Can you doing again Bjj Travel woman pachtes?
I still have some if you’d like one? 🙂