It is really true that… any day could be your last… and I mean this with all seriousness!
Whatever you do, whether its Mixed Martial Arts, Judo, Football, Basketball, Golf, Tennis… Even walking to the store ANYTHING can happen. Truely any day could be your last.
A couple days ago during a training session, It was an awesome training session by the way! Great energy! A lot of good sparring!
anywhoo back to my story…
During sparring I was launched in the air… My training partner and I were sparring, starting on the feet and he set up a good a*& throw and the next thing you know I’m up in the air!
Feet straight up pointing to the ceiling… head pointing straight to the mat… My body was perpendicular to the floor as I was coming coming down from the throw.
All joking aside, when people say they see their life flash before their eyes or people say they see the white light, I don’t laugh about it nor do I deny they actually saw that… As I was being launched, I was kicking and kicking trying to defend the take down/throw, I didn’t want to post my arm out and catch my fall because if I did the chances of breaking my arm during a throw like that if pretty high! As my body made a 90 degree angle with the floor, I thought to myself… WOW this could be it! This is one of those moments that may be your last….
I tucked my chin in, tightened up my neck and hoped for the best!
Spiked my head straight on the mat, from about a height of 5 feet. Full on judo throw!
As I layed there for the remaining few seconds of the round all I did was open and close my hands, wiggle my toes, shake my legs, blinking, and moving my neck…. just to check if everything was all right!
and… Everything was perfectly fine! I took a few rounds off just to get myself together… I was so shocked! I was shivering because that training session could of truly been my last! I would honestly say I was getting a little emotional on the mat after the throw, not because of the throw (although the throw was a beautifully executed throw! lol) that day opened my eyes! Made me look at life a little differently! Someone was definitely watching out for me… Im thankful for that!
Again… whether you are walking to the store, playing for the NFL, or sitting on the toilet seat… Any day could be your last!
in the movie TROY, Achilles says one of my favorite quotes… not to mention one of the best pick up lines ever! haha…
“I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”
Keep it rocking guys! Have a safe weekend everyone… and FYI, if you are ever happened to get thrown somehow randomly tuck your chin and tighten up your neck… lol
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