August 28th, 2003

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10:33 pm - my life as a wrestler, week 8
ow... only not for me this time. Spent this class learning the finer points of the headlock takeover. First of all my headlock is magically a lot better this week than it was last week. A whole lot better. I had been practicing on, well... the air... and apparently that worked out. I also have gotten better at actually giving the headlock takeover. I'm not perfect at it, but I'm better in that I don't completely and utterly fuck it up anymore like I did last week. I also learned how to take them this week, which I think I did fine at (much better than last weeks paltry showing of giving them). So I think I feel comfortable granting myself the other half a move that I docked myself last week. Go me.

Now on to the ow...

So I hurt someone in class. Dunno how bad yet. One of the other trainees has a surgically repaired knee that is apparently pretty bad. Much worse than say... mine... When practicing the headlock takeover he came down knee first very hard on my heel as I was taking a step, and seems to have hurt himself pretty bad. Bad enough that we stopped practice and called an ambulance to cart him away. Hopefully its nothing too serious, but he seemed to be in a whole lot of pain at the time. Could be a stinger, could be blown ligaments. Who knows. Missed a big chunk of class because of that, so no new moves learned other than finishing the headlock takeover. Bleah, I suppose I should probably write something in my training diary about him getting hurt, but I think I'll probably wait til I know how bad it is and I decide how to talk about it.

Moves learned this week: Headlock takeover (a million times better than before) 15 down, 986 to go.

Current Mood: [mood icon] melancholy

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From: ludimagist Date: August 28th, 2003 - 07:48 pm (Link)
I'm sorry you were involved in a training accident. It's a horrible feeling, even when you are not at fault.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: August 28th, 2003 - 07:52 pm (Link)
yep... and I'm not sure I am not at fault. I mean, things move really fast in wrestling. And it was a move I was just learning, so my foot might have been in the wrong place or, he might have come down to hard or who knows... it doesn't really matter. The point is it sucks.
[User Picture]From: anisodragnfly Date: August 28th, 2003 - 08:34 pm (Link)
i wouldn't be too hard on yourself. it does suck, for him that he's in pain, for you that you were the mechanism by which pain was delivered, but... each of you are responsible for signing yourself up for a class that involves beginners beating the shit out of each other. the relevant point in your post is And it was a move I was just learning. knowing you, you were doing the move to the best of your ability at that moment. if the roles were reversed, would you be blaming him for being a beginner? shit happens. don't beat yourself up.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: August 28th, 2003 - 08:40 pm (Link)
Oh, I'm not beating myself up over it. I feel bad sure, but accidents happen. And yeah, given what we are doing, there's a pretty high risk of injury. Given that he has a really bad knee to start with (he's had trouble with it constantly in class including earlier today), its especially dangerous. And like I said, I don't even really know that it was my fault. Happened very fast, and I just felt his knee hit my heel. He could have moved to fast, I could have moved to slow. Its hard to tell. I do feel bad, but life goes on, hopefully it won't be a huge injury for him
From: anukul Date: August 29th, 2003 - 10:43 am (Link)
This is the nagging voice of reason saying you should seriously get some sort of health insurance, dude.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: August 29th, 2003 - 11:07 am (Link)
From: ludimagist Date: August 29th, 2003 - 04:48 pm (Link)
hear hear!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: August 29th, 2003 - 10:12 pm (Link)
*sigh* again....

seriously though, I have considered it, but really, have you ever attempted to buy individual non-group plan life insurance? It's actually kind of a scam. Plans with low deductibles are much more than I can reasonably afford when I'm living on unemployment. Plans that are affordable have obscenely high deductibles (in the $2500-$5000 range -- I don't have that kind of money any more than I have $50K). If I happen to find something more reasonable, or I start to feel more confident on this contracting thing, that may change. But as of right now, I only expect to be at MAYA through the end of September so I think I'll just hoarde the cash and hope for the best.
[User Picture]From: uomo Date: August 31st, 2003 - 10:06 am (Link)
My brother gave up self-defense training when he realized he'd get hurt more by training accidents than by being mugged.

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