As I mentioned in my last post, we did 1000 sit-ups last week.
On Friday, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Izzy going down in the ukemi for nikajo with a large brown spot on the back of his dogi bottoms. I thought, Oh no! Izzy’s soiled himself! How embarrassing! But it turned out he was bleeding through his dogi. Apparently, I’m the only one in the class who didn’t have their lower back or bum rubbed raw by the sit-ups. I’m not bragging, I’m giving kudos to everyone else who kept training without complaining about their bleeding backs.
A quick survey of the class reveals that while I wear special travel underwear that is moisture-wicking nylon, everyone else is wearing cotton underwear. So…
Note to anyone applying for next year’s kenshusei course: Do not wear cotton underwear.