On July 17th I hurt my left ankle running to a climate change consultation.
At my second Judo class in September, I had my upper left ribs bruised by a classmate putting all his effort into a hold down. This made a number of subsequent classes quite uncomfortable in terms of both warm ups and grappling.
Today’s class was the first time I didn’t feel significant pain from either injury.
I also feel like Judo practice is affecting how I move all the time. In particular, the instructors are very effective both with words and demonstrations at showing how having your legs in the right position can help you leverage your way out of a difficult position.
Certainly I need to do a lot to strengthen my abs, but I am generally very happy about how these classes are going.