June 29, 2005

Breaking The Rut

It's been just over a year since I last participated in a hapkido class. My reasons for taking a martial arts hiatus are varied, but I think I was mainly just burnt out. Today, however, I'm going to poke my curious nose back into the realm of the martial arts.

At 5:30 this evening, I'll be visiting this place to see what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has to offer. It should be interesting.

Posted by Ryan at June 29, 2005 09:33 AM

Are they going to teach you to discipline your image?

Posted by: David Grenier at June 29, 2005 09:47 AM

David, I actually had to Google the term "Discipline your image" to figure out what the hell you were talking about. I haven't seen Napoleon Dynamite, so the joke is lost on me, as are many jokes.

I find it strangely intimidating that the Jiu-Jitsu classes are held in a boxing gym. Boxing gyms have intimidated me since Rocky. And Million Dollar Baby didn't help any, either.

Posted by: Ryan at June 29, 2005 09:55 AM

Man, I'd really like to start up a martial art of some kind, and this sounds cool, but it looks intimidating as hell for a newbie like myself. I've never had any martial arts training so I'm as green as they come...

Posted by: Rick at June 29, 2005 10:41 AM

Rick, the e-mail I received from the instructor when I inquired about class times and what not indicated that this is a dedicated and focused program, but it's not about ripping throats out or anything like that. Can't hurt to observe a class, which is what I plan on doing tonight.

Posted by: Ryan at June 29, 2005 10:52 AM

I actually hesitated on the quote because I think Napoleon Dynamite has become the most ridiculously overquoted movie since The Breakfast Club came out when I was in middle school. But the specific scene with the martial arts instructor is probably the funniest part of the entire film, so I couldn't resist.

Posted by: David Grenier at June 29, 2005 02:15 PM
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