Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What do you look like when you grapple?

I am tall, and I have super gangly arms and legs.  This really doesn't translate into graceful grappling.

While grappling, I've been called, lengthy, leggy, wasp-y, and noodle-y.  I've been told grappling me is like grappling an octopus, and I've had "Release the Kraken!" screamed in my face more then once when I pull guard. 

All of that sounds awesome, right.  Except maybe noodly.  Which is sadly probably the most accurate of the aforementioned adjectives.  

This is what you think... but really, I am more like this:

And wasps?! 
I wanna be a wasp!  

I'm not.  

A non-threatening, bowl of noodles?... maybe.

But, low and behold, I came across a picture on the internet yesterday that I am fairly certain captures what I look like perfectly when I grapple. 

Brace yourselves.

I am a drunk and/or drowning flamingo.  

Sad times... sad times indeed.

I really just wish I was a wasp though.


  1. okay, I LOVE the bee/wasp pics. I have a thing for bees, because they are totally AWESOME. Is that from some cool bee site? Just because, I'll share my favorite bee video with you...perhaps NSFW, but it's Isabella Rossellini, so it's got street cred.

  2. That's hilarious! I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing I look like a defenseless chimpanzee with a military fade (in my head, wishing I were more like a silverback!)

    Thanks for sharing this, haha. Always nice to see people with a humble sense of humor. - Ronnie