Positional drilling most of the class from de la riva, side control, turle, half guard, and 50/50. One brutal round with a very skilled blue belt to cap it off. I pretty much wet blanket jiu jitsud him to try to slow down his everything. Caught a nice hook sweep that I felt pretty smug about. Other than that probably lost the round but didn't get tapped.
I felt terrible today, nauseous to start, gassed in the warmup and never got it back. Every round felt like I was running on empty. Not only that, I got a big toe kicked into my eye and felt it go crunch. Scary, but it seems fine. Classes like that happen and I'm glad to get it out of the way.
Technique was a helicopter sweep from de la riva. Drilling from de la riva and then rolling. Did medicore and got tapped by Jon, the big purple that beat Kajan. Also rolled a blue and got armbarred. Meh. I need to start watching instructionals on de la riva as many techniques are from here as well as positional drilling and I half know like two moves.
Jorge went over some drills that I presume we'll be using again. A back take against turtle, simple arm bar drill from guard and a knee slide pass through de la riva-> arm trap-> armbar. Rolling was uneventful.
Back's been hurting awhile, not sure why but my mattress definitely isn't helping. Going to pick up a proper one in the next week or two. Didn't feel too bad today so I tried a class and it seemed to feel better, if anything.
Technique was a mount escape, one hand to defend your neck, other hand reaches diagonally to brace on their hip. Hip escape in the opposite direction, use the space to sneak a knee in, frame off his arms, pull other leg out and reguard.
Drilled from mount and did pretty well. Got a guy in a neat modified bow and arrow choke.
Rolled, did pretty good, beatingt a blue and a purple positionally.
I've been studying ways around de la riva guard, didn't get to use it today but it's been stumping me in prior classes. Going to keep reviewing these two:
Super tired because my sleepings all out of wack from work/caffeine. Technique was a leg weave to reguard when someone tries a one side stack pass, and a second option of pushing on the elbow and hipping away to reguard. This looked neat but felt counter-intuintive when I tried it and I felt pretty dumb. Oh well. Did guard pass drills and then rolled. Got a nice spider guard->triangle->sweep->armbar but everything else was pretty meh. I'll get some sleep tonight and go in fresh for one tomorrow.