So my first class in Pittsburgh was tonight and it went really well. This might be a little jumpy for my first training post but I am just so hyped about this!
My buddy Matt went up with me as well, another college wrestler, although he was a lot better than I was. We went through the free Intro class with head trainer Adam Milstead and it was awesome. I have have no stand up really, and learned proper stance, hand position, chin position a basic jab and cross, as well as a muay thai outside leg kick. My striking has a lot of work still to be done, but it was my first time. Matt told me he had trained on and off back home in Colorado and it showed. That and this kid is an athlete! Anyway after stand up we worked on submissions a little, learning a standing and ground guillotine, and then because we we catching on quickly, Adam showed us a arm in leg triangle as well. Other than my leg flexibility for the leg triangle, learning the submissions came really easily for both Matt and I. After class I filled out all the paperwork I needed and am going to start training full time tomorrow, with muay thai and wrestling transitions tomorrow. I will be busy with training, working, and classes but I will try to give an update to BE at least once a week or so, and hopefully as my technique and knowledge improves my writing can become clearer and more detailed. Thanks for the support you all have given me so far! The journey from when I started wrestling 12 years ago, to finally getting off my butt after 139 and deciding to do this, to today has been great! I am super excited to see what is in store in the future!