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Well it was class and I arrived early as usual and was met with a huge Jiu Jutsu class with about six or more people and one of who I noticed was a brand newbie wearing jeans and all.
I got changed as slow as possible as I did not want to get in the middle of what was going on (Some nasty and painful looking leg locks, not for me today thanks guys).
I waited for some one to arrive and eventually Joss arrived and saved me.We chatted about the usual chit chat and then we where asked to join the mat for a nice technique which I could do real easy and did not half break my arm in the process.
Class finished and it was only the three of us again me, Joss and Jerald.
Brent Sensei asked what I thought was Jerald to take the warm up but it was me, SHOCK HORROR!!!
I for got every thing and how it goes! My voice was not loud enough and it was a mess...
We then did some nice Kata which was nice and easy and I knew that no problem. I followed that quite easy!
We then went on to one of my favourite Technique's Irimi nage!
I truly showed how nice that was for me and I beasted Jerome so bad for his nasty Jiu Waza on Saturday.
At the end I noticed I had hurt me back that hard that it hurts when I breath, but I will carry on regardless...
When I arrived home I had time to reflect on this and I realise that even though I I want to reach black belt and want my own Dojo I am nothing but a real beginner who has a long way to go. I truly have a long hard and laborious path ahead of me, yet I really want to make this work. Just taking the warm up made me realise how tough it must be to actually take a class and also to teach people. This I want and this I will reach even if it takes me all my my lifetime to do!