What's your most embarrassing/hilarious training moment?

"I want to rec this over and over again"


Disclaimer: This is an expansion of a comment I made on a Steph Daniels post found here (Awesome Steph Daniels article). You should read each and everything she posts. It's awesome.

That being said, we've all been there. Nobody is perfect. Even the best, most gifted, most talented, most facial hair gifted (looking at you Johny Hendricks) athletes inevitably have their "whoops" moments. So, fellow denizens of Bloody Elbow, what are some of your best/worst/hilarious moments on the mats and in the gym?

A little background on me to solidify myself in the ranks of random Internet dwellers (look! A pun!): I've been training in BJJ/Muay Thai/MMA for about 3 years now at an amazing school in the Northern Virginia area. I've got a few fights and competitions under my belt, and despite my general incompetence, didn't acquit myself terribly. If you find my prose obnoxious, my screenname is a play on my real name, so search for a fighter with a first name starting with D and a last name containing Well and you can watch me get my ass kicked. Now to the good stuff.

Picture this scene... We're working a sequence of leg attacks from a beautiful sit/step over from quarter guard in MMA tonight. Straight kneebar to ankle lock on the opposite leg to a calf crusher to a toe hold and back to a kneebar (edit: Eff punctuation).

We get to sparring and I am working this sequence against the one girl on our team who I outweigh by about 50ish lbs. She's tough and scrappy, but I'm (obviously) bigger, and a more experienced grappler. I go for the kneebar in the sequence and she's defending well by triangling/trapping her own leg. End result as I try to pry her leg free? I kicked myself in the face. With her leg. Bam. I also uttered the manliest yelp of surprise ever heard on a gym mat as I kicked myself in the face. With her leg. While wearing a Dumb and Dumber blue (think the tuxedo) tuxedo rashguard......Yep. True story.

Too Long; Didn't Read: My boss pissed me off so I got a ferret drunk and set it loose in her office.

I just thought you all should know that and felt this was the appropriate venue. Also, I just learned a teammate watching from the sidelines nearly fell out of his chair laughing at us.

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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