Tech from half guard, nearside underhook, they whizzer, use free hand to push their far knee out then move under repeat till they're stretched out and you're under them, use grip on far leg to tip them as you roll under them. Other option is to trap their whizzer with a sleeve grip and clamped elbow with your underhook arm, same side foot goes to their hip, create space by leaning back out, other leg comes out of half guard and swings under their armpit, lift other leg over their head for armbar.
Rolled a brown, largely from eachother's guards, bit of a stalemate or maybe he got side control once. Rolled a game black belt but I did alright, just got tapped once from back and escaped his mount nicely later on, he gave me props but, as usual, it was about how strong I am. =)
Rolled a game white belt, passed guard, held side, mounted, found arm triangle. Rest of the round was dodging sweeps and passing.
Forgot to mention because i figured it would go away...Since I lifted on Saturday, my pinky and ring finger on my right arm are always tingly/numb. Kind of like a permanent funny bone smashing sensation without the pain, oddly enough my funny bone feels tender too. I didn't feel anything wrong while lifting, but I think this means a pinched nerve? If it doesn't sort itself out, i'll see a doctor when I get home. My only real concern at this point is that the weak sensation will fail to tell my fingers caught in a gi or something and I'll hurt it.
Tuesday was Dias dos Namorados (lover's day) in Brazil, I guess the traditional Valentine's day is too close to the Carnival dates so they placed it elsewhere.
The weather was mediocre but we headed to a relatively deserted spot on the beach anyways, popped some champagne and settled in. Fantastic day; movie-esque. Literally moments that I had to remind myself to stop marvelling and stay present. Of course eventually the moment got ruined.
There's always beach vendors coming along, trying to sell you shit and in this case being an annoyance. One guy was selling temporary tattoos, wouldn't take a simple "no thanks" and started showing us his designs and stuff, being friendly but particularily insistent. His last idea was for me to tattoo my name on her somewhere which made me laugh as he left. About 30 minutes later she realizes her phone is gone. We got jacked. We go to cancel her phone and I walk along the beach for an hour looking for him, of course he's long gone.
At first I laughed at the situation, then I got progressively more annoyed just because of the context of it. I failed in a manly role that I consider myself overly qualified for. Could have been worse, but still couldn't help running through every possible way I could have ****ed the guy up.
Oh well, I actually expected to be robbed at some point or another in 6 months in Rio. If this is the worst crime to affect me, then **** it.
Heading to Team Nogueira next wednesday for some meet and greet and a class under the Nog brothers. I know Thiago Gonclaves, a black belt under them. At least I think I know him, he used to train us at my gym back in Canada, sparred him a few times too. Messaged him and hopefully he'll be around too.
Been pretty sick with something since friday, stomach was feeling off but we had plans to go out and I did. Vomitted my face off at first sip of beer, Rebecca drags me home, a fever kicks in. Since then no vomitting but I have next to no appetite and feel sick when I force it. Since friday I've eaten 4 pieces of bread, 3 bananas, half a dinner and a protein shake. Down about 5lbs today. My right hand is still all tingly and numb. I'm waking up covered in itchy bumps all over my body. It's either a combo of things (flu/food poisoning + pinched nerve + bug bites) or its something more insidious like staph blood poisoning. I had some infected looking hair follicles leading up to this. Give it a few days as I seem to be slowly improving, will find a good tourist doctor otherwise. Major buzzkill though, less than three weeks left and I want to be training and sexing.
I live! Entire miserable week of barely eating and consequential barely having energy. Felt like prolonged food poisoning. Went 212lbs to 202lbs but it's coming back on now.
Tech was far side armbar from side control. One had an intermediatry step of going to the north south kimura, the second spun straight to the arm bar using their nearest leg to pull you around.
Drilled from side control for 4 rounds, then rolled. Strong brazilian blue belt, played guard against him, hip bumped over, got his back when he turtled out of mount, flattenned him out and got under the chin for my first rear naked choke in what feels like years. Next back into my guard, he tried to stack pass me and I fought a triangle in, kept trying to stack and I went to his legs to sweep into mounted triangle, stepped out for mounted armbar. Next was a brown belt that always runs train on me, he ran train on me with 2-3 submissions. I was gassed. That guy is a Gracie, to my ego's credit.
Felt okay today but not 100%, wasn't going to roll today but felt like too much of a ***** waiting for gordo to tell him I'm leaving early. Probably for the best though, and luckily I didn't get another round because I felt like vomitting and almost fainted when we were lining up.
Kyra Gracie was in the house today, no, I didn't get to touch her.
Tech was side control far side arm bar this time transitioning through mount. Drilled from side control, rolled. Got pwned by some very good purple belts. Went upstairs after class to join the beginners for guard pass drills and rolling, had fun playing with white belts and a small blue. Will try to jump in on second class more often.
Tech was more near side armbar options from side control. Trapping their near side on your hip and clamping down your elbow. Your other knee omes up under their arm to a knee-on-chest. Fall back pinching knees and kicking foot narest their head to under the head.
Drilled from side control. Dick of the galaxy black belt was pkaying rough with me as usual and we fought around in my guard and side control. One of my deserate bridge scrambles caught him on the lip with my shin. Oops. A purpe that usually ****s me up ****ed me up again with a loop choke initiated from guard and finished from underneath me. Also caught me in an armbar.
Looked up the symptoms for my numb pinky and ring finfer. It's definitely an "ulnar nerve entrapment". The nerve that is your funny bone is pinched. It's not an emergency but I'm suppossed to see a doctor if it doesn't clear up in a few weeks.