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Injuries Suck

About a month ago, I was on top of my game.  I was in great shape (see above), I was down to my competition weight, and I was looking forward to gearing up for the South Bay and American Nationals tournies.  Then I done messed up my knee, and it has taken a long time to heal.  I vowed to keep training as much as possible, skipping out of rolling, but staying active.  That went out the window when all hell broke loose at work, and now I'm chubby, my timing is off, and I'm lacking in cardio/warrior spirit.  I went from wearing a six pack to drinking a six pack, and I feel great shame.

My knee is getting better, and today Captain Cave Man, one of our black belt instructors, after thrashing me for seven minutes, encouraged me to look on the bright side, and focus on my bottom side control and mount as I'm going to spending a lot of time there for the next few weeks.  He's right, of course.

It was a good class.  The Captain taught a single leg takedown and Single Leg Defense.

Encyopedia of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques

I've been kicking around implementing a web-based encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves/techniques for a long time. I spent hundreds of hours on my first attempt, and made a lot of great progress when the hosting company I was working with deleted my web site (long, tragic, and boring story). It took me years to get over the loss enough to give it another shot. Many people do not create a single web site their entire lives, let alone create the single most important web site in the history of the Internet only to have it deleted by the ravings maniacs of SiteGr0und.com.

I'm mostly over it now, and think I have a few ideas to make it even more awesome, but I would love to receive some feedback. My vision is to have a place where anyone with Internet access can go to look up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. This place will have the techniques organized so they are easy to find. If I am consistently getting lost in bottom turtle guard, I can look up bottom turtle guard techniques quickly and easily. The techniques themselves will combine written descriptions with pictures and videos. Some of the content will be self generated, and some of the content will come from other web sites. Just as techniques are constantly evolving, the web-based techniques will be constantly evolving as well. If this kind of thing doesn't interest you, then why not, and also, what the hell is your problem you can leave right now and never come back to this web site because your not welcome here anymore.

For the rest of you, I'd love to hear some feedback, check out an example here.

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