I took some vacation from my travel, meaning that I went to visit my Uncle and my Aunt in Chieti and just hanging at the beach all day. It’s not the most beautiful beach, especially the last 10-20 year’s the beach changed in a bad way. I remember when I was 8 years old and staying 4-5 Weeks on my summer vacation in the clear water.
Even though I’m on my holiday’s I can’t miss BJJ. I went to train in Chieti, where the Instructor Marco welcomed me very warmly. Eventhough he was a purple belt, I felt like he was teaching on a high level: stretching, warm up and techniques were showed in a proper manner and the guy’s were some strong sparring partner’s. After chilling the whole day at the beach, the first day all my cardio stayed at the beach and I felt like suffocating. Slowly my body took got used to the hard-chilling at the beach and I found my old me 2 days later. On the last day of training we went to a restaurant and spent a fun night together till 1 o’clock in the morning ending it with a stop at a local gelateria.
I took another trip to Pescara, which was like 30 minute’s with my vespa away from my uncle’s home. The instructor was Pino, a blackbelt which just recently won the absolute category in blackbelt (master 3 or 4) in the big tournament which took place one week ago in Florence. He couldn’t roll anymore, because he’s back was destroyed after the tournament. Good recovery Professor Pino!
The training was good and the gym location was beautiful, had also some good sparing partner’s & Pino was happy to have me there, letting me roll with his 17 year old son, a 4-Stripe white Belt. I think, that’s one that every BJJ Practicioner dreams of: getting his son involved into BJJ and seeing him breaking through the limit’s that oneself couldn’t break through. How to manage that? One mystery of life that I will hopefully resolve once!
Now let’s have another look on a speciality of the Abbruzze: Arrosticini. spit-roasted sheep, a local speciality. For every Person, that goes in this region, this is a must do!! My girlfriend tried them the first time two years ago, and she’s going crazy about this stuff.
Well and that was it more or less from this week, what should I speak more about? The sounds of the waves were really relaxing when I was taking a nap under the sunshade :D