Aubrey – Crazy 88 Adult Martial Arts Program Review

By March 15, 2014Blog, Gym Reviews

My name’s Aubrey Baker. I am a user experience engineer at a small software company in the area. I’ve been doing Brazilian Jujitsu for about two and a half years and Muay Thai for just over a year.

The work can be stressful and it’s really nice to either look forward throughout the day to coming in to the gym in the evening. I really enjoy when I’m able to come in in the mornings and get going with the classes first thing. It kick starts my day and I feel like it just sets the pace for the rest of my work day. I’m in very much a go get it type of feeling and I just can hammer out work so much better.

0:35 – I had a friend who was really in to Brazilian Jujitsu. She would go every day and she’s always come back and talk to me about it. I figured I might as well give it a try. There was a free trial so I checked it out and I was hooked by the end of the trial. I didn’t even know what Brazilian Jujitsu was. I didn’t look it up on Wikipedia or YouTube. I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. I just was like I’ll go check out the free trial. Give me something to do over, we had a week off of school for Thanksgiving and I was like it will give me something to do, occupy my time.

It was kind of weird for the first couple of days but you figure out what’s going on and what the goal is of the different moves and everything that you’re trying to accomplish.

1:19 – I really enjoy it that every time I come through these doors, I know I’m going to learn something and I’m going to grow. I love coming in everyday and seeing familiar faces and friends I’ve made in the classes. We’re all working together to better ourselves, and help better our team mates.

1:35 – You’re training really hard and you’re working out whether you’re lifting weights, you’re running, you’re doing martial arts. There’s kind of that demand that you’re healthy. That you’re energized to go and work on whatever you’re working on. For me, I’ve done a lot of clean eating. I do local and organic foods as much as I can. I find that when I eat those good quality whole foods, I tend to feel a lot better and that carries through in my performance in the gym and just in life in general.

2:10 – The hurdles are, I think, bringing yourself in to the gym regularly. When you get in a rut, finding that motivation to come back in and keep at it. In the past year, that’s kind of been, I’ve used Muay Thai to kind of pull me out of that rut. If I get in a rut with Jujitsu I can go to Muay Thai. If I get in a rut with Muay Thai, I can go to Jujitsu. I can change how often I’m going to which class. Which the schedules here definitely allow for that very well since there’s so many classes offered.

2:40 – Going forward, I think I just want to keep competing. I’ve competed a little a bit in the past but it’s always a great chance to get out there to compete and really see where your holes are and your skills so you can come back to the gym and refine your techniques and get better and definitely help everybody else on the team grow as well

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