Andrea’s going to be an official RN in a few months and last night after ice skating she came over and we talked about midwives, childbirth and vaginas for longer than I thought possible.
"This is my face, there are many like it, but this one is mine. It has over 100 stitches, it’s nose broken 3 times, and all of it’s teeth chipped. For over 8 months I walked around hating looking in the mirror. Not because I lost a fight or was tko’d, but because I allowed my ego to persuade me to go into a fight unprepared, and could nolonger trust myself. The real test and only way I could ever overcome this feeling was to get back in there. We will only truly realize our true potential through experience, not through kind words or praise by others. So when my coach Tareq Azim told me to trust my instincts, and most of all have fun that’s exactly what I did. I know I lost the contest but I can walk away feeling that the victory was within myself. I can look at myself again, and even smile. So please there is no need to apologize for my loss. I’ve fought some of the greatest fighters, I’ve beaten some of them, some have beaten me, and I will continue taking on the biggest challenges. Thank you to my family (teammates, and coaches) for all of your support."
— Darren Uyenoyama
*everytime I get horribly outwrestled*
"Shit I should’ve wrestled in high school"
I wish my school HAD wrestling :(
So I’ve basically been training twice a day for the past month and a half or so. Honestly it’s been really awesome. I’ve learned so much and got better WAY faster but after a couple life changing things I kinda put things back into perspective. I feel like I was training so much just to fill a void I had in my life and now that that’s gone I’m just not enjoying the double days of jiu jitsu. I should be putting more of that focus into my career, friends, and experiences a little more. I still feel like competing just as often and I’ll be training 6 days a week still but seriously training doubles can’t be a good idea for someone with limited time and resources.