Alex Camacho
Crosby, TX, United States
Born in Houston, Texas and raised all over living the life of an Army Brat. I Went to eight different schools (three elementary, one middle school, four high schools) and have one little brother who’s not so little anymore. I’ve been married for nearly fourteen years now to a woman who rocks my world and I've been blessed with two wonderful children. Our dog, Sally, is a big black lab saved from a local shelter.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Feeling Fit

jiujitsu_013So Marcel is back in school now. He was pretty eager I think to get back to school. I think he was pretty eager to show off his newly acquired height and sporty new haircut. I have to say, I really dig his new look. We're waiting for the next round of stalker girls. Last one I saw did a drive by on her bike with a cell phone in hand. I would have died laughing if I hadn't felt so bad for Marcel trying to crawl under the dashboard of the car while the little girl tried to steer her bike and take a picture at the same time. It was a moment I'll remember for-EVER.

After a little prodding from friends, we enrolled Marcel in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class this summer. Knowing how much he really enjoyed Karate, we figured it would be a good fit. Well, turns out it's become the latest family obsession. Shortly after we enrolled Marcel, Lana and I joined up. We'd been looking for a family activity that we can all enjoy together and this just fit perfectly. Being big UFC fans since UFC 14 (back before it even got banned!), we were eager to learn first-hand stuff we'd only seen on the big screen. Even Olivia loves it. She comes home as excited as we are and randomly attempts to grapple anyone near her. Every time we're there and their Tiny Tigers are drilling she comes home with a few more "moves" she likes to try out on her bubba.

jiujitsu_009v01The clincher would have to be the school we signed up with though, Henderson's ATA Martial Arts. Everyone's very helpful and there's a real sense of camaraderie. It's a family place. Their professional, friendly, but most importantly, patient. I always feel a bit like the special kid in class but everyone always makes an effort to help, students as well as instructors. I can't say enough good things about the school so if you're looking for something fun to learn, Henderson's ATA Martial Arts is the place. Tell em the Camacho's sent ya. :D

It's been pretty nice getting back in the groove of a regular workout with the family. We're all hitting the pull-up bar often, we do a regular regime of abdominal workouts, and even added gi chin-ups. The Jiu-Jitsu mats are being ordered tonight so we can start drilling at home. It's pretty darn exciting. :)

I'm out for now. I got a mountain of laundry to do. I think I'll read a bit more first though. Totally diggin Banner of Souls. Later!