posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:43 PM
Good afternoon all!
Well I just had an enlightening moment. A kid i used to train MMA at the gym with, was just in our local paper for winning his comeback fight.
He had intestinal cancer and ended up having to take 2 years off from fight training and endure 20 surgeries.
Thats a long time when it comes to the sport now a days.
Well after a 2 year hiatus, he went back to training, opened up a gym, and ended up winning his fight on Saturday night.
This inspired me to get back in the cage. I just picked up the phone and gave him a call, asked if he remembered me from the old gym and congratulated
him on his win. I told him how Ive been out of training for the better part of 5 years now, smoke cigs, and have a hi stress job. He said to me,
"Jason, if I can do it, you can to." And he's right. The only person thats been holding myself back, is me. So I asked if he offers private classes
and booked the matt for Saturday morning. Im gonna commit to a 3 month membership so it forces me to go. I still have all the basic mechanics down -
punches, kickes, jiu jitsu... Its just gonna be a matter of polishing those skills back up.
With a little luck, I can be back in shape again by Christmas. And if all goes well, this time next year I can be back in the cage...unless I get
Heres hoping at least!