TalkShowOnMute — 21 January 2009

Well, this is my first actual post to the blog.  I thought about some witty things to say today…but I forgot them all, so I will just start by saying that I’m lazy.

I’m lazy and I have let my instructor as well as myself down.  I guess I should preface this by saying that my name is Kyle, I am a no-stripe bluebelt under Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes and I have been training formally since March ’07.

I started off as most would, with passion, energy and eagerness to learn.  I would attend class as much as possible..usually four to five times in a week.  I earned my blue belt about 4.5 months after starting classes under Draculino, but in the 7 months since I have not earned a single stripe.  I don’t feel that the stripe is of importance, but only mention it to further illustrate my laziness.

You see, I have not been to class on a steady basis since October.  This being the end of January, I really think it is time to get it together.

So I sit before you, 15lbs heavier and with an injured right knee.  Actually, I have a bag of Birds Eye Sweet Kernal Corn on my knee as I type this and it is is really starting to burn. :) Don’t get too excited but I do have some sweet legs. Look at the degree of pale, that is not easy to achieve my fren.


The reason I am doing this blog is really to motivate myself to fall back in love with one of the only things I do love, other than my dog and my girl, and track my progress and force myself to get to the gym everyday possible to get back in shape and compete in ADCC Texas in July.


So, if there is someone actually reading this.  I appreciate it more than you know, and I hope you will get at least a bit of pleasure out of my oncoming pain and suffering. :)

My jiu jitsu gear is almost a stranger to me.  But luckily, I received Draculino’s book in the mail today so that I can refresh my memory as I ice my knee for another week.

A good kickstart I hope. ~Kyle


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(2) Readers Comments

  1. My mistake, I just realized that there are more than one people posting on this blog now! Either way, I’m assuming that Poppa Rotzee is the OP, and I’m looking forward to seeing how things turned up for him.

  2. I’m reading. I’ve been gearing up to start my bjj training for the past two months. Along with reviewing bjj history, learning some of the basics and watching interviews of the prominent players, your site is a regular visit. To read your very first post after a month or so of watching your current videos is very inspiring. Inspiring because I have a habit of losing commitment when I reach a plateau and I’m determined this time to make my newest venture a life long adventure. That’s all. I just wanted you to know that your choice to continue your training years ago has impacted and inspired an individual hundreds of miles away :)

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