work, training at ZFC, and dude on twitter

Work yesterday was pretty good. It’s always a struggle to get through the morning. Especially when I eat breakfast at 4:30 AM, I’m starving by 9:30. My lunch break is at 1. I end up snacking (omg I typo-ed ‘smacking’) between lessons, so my co-workers think I’m always eating. lol But I had some good lessons. I taught some idioms to some high-level business guys, and they used them correctly in the lesson after that. Roxy-sensei was happy. ^_^v

So after work, I was feeling more energetic than earlier that morning. lol I went to ZFC and people showed up for early pre-practice sparring! 😀 Of course Kojima-san, and Ota-san, these other two guys, and a fellow Shimizu-san, who fought in the Sengoku card I was supposed to have fought on. _<
Check out his record!

But I met him at the press conference and stuff. He’s so cool! After sparring, when the average classmembers were warming up, he took me asside and showed me a few COOL moves that I will definately be able to use! I almost wonder why I never heard of them until now, but they make perfect sense! 😀 I’m very excited about those! :D

He’s so cool. I was watching him kick mits and thought, “Holy crap that’s fast! Will I ever be able to kick that fast?” Hah probably not, but I gotta make that my future goal! Ota-san held pads for me, but I pooped out at 8:30. I guess it’s not bad for intensive practice since 7. I went until 10 once….7 to 10, but I got ill the next day. Man…it’s so hard to balance everything in my life. I guess everybody says that, though. But getting home at 10 after ZFC really does work for my time schedule, rather than getting home from the AACC at 11.

That last pic is Shimizu, some random guy who joined sparring, and a third guy came up after we were done and said, “I got in the picture from behind!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 :D!!!” Hahahaha

BUT I STILL WOKE UP AT 3:00AM, even with the Ambien. That stuff is just not working for me. ;_; Maybe I’ll quit after one week of using it…this is day 4. This sucks. ~_~; I had hoped it would solve my problems. *sigh*

I’m still hoping to get a fight soon….I thought something looked likely but I’m not sure now. My diet is good, just in case. My cardio is good, just in case. It’s hard to do extra cardio and cut weight when you don’t know if you’re fighting or not. Well, no use complaining! I’m a professional MMA fighter and I must act like it!

….so what’s up with that dude on twitter who linked me (@) and said “Women’s mma is just a dream and a dumb one at that. Because women’s mma takes away space on fight cards that can be used for legitimate fights ie men.”

I mean, I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I respect that. He doesn’t wanna see women fights, fine, don’t watch. But why does he have to go and bother ME? What did *I* ever do to him? It’s kind of rude, don’t you think? I don’t see him messaging other fighter girls (although he was kind of rude to Tito Ortiz and other fighters). I’m not really upset, just kind of puzzled. o_O;; Then when I politely asked him, “So only men can be athletes?” he called me a glorified amateur and said that women get in the way of men on the wrestling mats. Okay, so if a woman goes in just to flirt, I admit that’s kind of getting in the way. BUT if she trains hard, then it’s alright.

People on twitter are telling me that he’s just a troll and not worth my time. But if the poor guy has a misconception, I wanted to try and get to the bottom of it. ^_^ He’s a person like me with opinions, right? I mean, I’m against drinking. I never drink alcohol. But you don’t see me going around to everyone trying to get them to stop drinking, do you?

Let’s just be nice to each other, and don’t try and crush each other’s dreams! He should try and be more positive.

btw, you like my shirt? Matthew Kaplowitz from drew it!