Monday was another big class. James made it back in, and it was good to see him after he’s had a long hiatus. Fortunately for us, he forgot his belt and was the first person to rock the ‘Belt of Shame’, modeled here by Scott Yamamoto, a brown belt at our school.
And it’s an A5, so it hangs almost to the mat on most guys. Don’t forget your belts!
We also had a new guy, Alex, drop in for an introductory class. Seemed to be a nice kid. Another one that seems pretty athletic and I get the impression that he’s a friend of Kenji’s, which is a pretty good indication to me that he’s a good guy. Kenji has a great attitude, is never negative and works hard.
Overall, all of the white belts are learning fast, which makes being old and tired… tiring.
We did a lot of sparring on Monday, and following class I was wiped out. I overdid it somewhat and it was a good 20 minutes before the nausea abated and I was able to drive home. It’s been a while since I’ve felt that bad.
I switched up my multi-vitamin on Monday, and I think that had something to do with it. We’ll see tonight at class.