Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Becoming Andy Kaufman (Part II)

I know I said I would update within a week or so of my class. I didn't. Deal with it. Ha!

Things went well. It was painful but I learned so much.

I was there about two hours or so and in that time, I learned to do back bumps (which I had to only do 3-4 of to get the form down thanks to my previous training), front bumps, run the ropes, collar-and-elbow tie-up, waist lock reversal and to some degree, I learned to do 'shoulder rolls'.
I did pretty well with all of the above minus the shoulder rolls. Basically the move is to do a sideways front flip but to let your left arm be there to kind of glide across. I didn't do a single one correctly. I got close, though. I could roll on my right if I needed to but when I'd try the left I'd either smash my elbow or shoulder straight into the mat before I'd roll it over.

I liked the trainers. I liked the people I was training with. The guys there with me were really good and I couldn't believe they had only a few weeks under their belts.

I have not been back since the first class. It isn't because I didn't want to but that I couldn't afford it. I do still intend to enroll and get this thing going once my hours are back to normal if it is still around.

As expected, I was sore the next day(s). Not as much as expected, but sore nonetheless. My back wasn't hurting very much from the bumps or from hitting the ropes as I had anticipated. My left shoulder was in great pain for a few weeks, though and is still giving me a bit of a problem. I also tweaked my neck at some point. I think it was from holding my head up a little to high on a back bump.

I'm hoping to be back there within a month. They're supposed to start running shows again pretty soon.

Hopefully I didn't leave anything out that I intended to say. If so, I'll post more later.

I need to start posting some non-wrestling posts. I know that. No one even reads the wrestling ones.

-=The Prynce

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