"Swimming is not a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning."
These days, training jiu-jitsu is less a way of getting better and more a way of avoiding getting worse.
When I compare the hours spent on the mat, before class, during class, after class, watching instructional videos, watching competition videos, taking notes, creating drills, breaking moves down into the most elementary particles possible ... when I compare that with on my actual on mat performance, I weep like a pre-Socratic philosopher. It is hard to describe the sense of slipping, almost like accelerating on ice, and the panic of not knowing whether to apply more force, more energy to the system or to back off entirely for fear of spinning out of control and winding up in some ravine somewhere.
Some good techniques in Prof Rodrigo's class. And were I a better man, I'd probably spend a little time talking about them.
161.7 on the scale, post-train.