Warmed up with pummeling. Then drilled a few guard passes, hook and sickles, armbars from guard, and spinning to an armbar from knee on belly. Technique was breaking down someone turtled. Most techniques involved reaching other to feed the lapel to the opposite side, then getting your knee into their midsection and foot behind their ass and rolling forwards into back control, or, foot into their shin and rolling them inwards into back control.
In guard passes I did pretty well. When I was going for a kimura sweep my partner was wise to it and based down, so I hipped out and went to finish the kimura. He was gripping pretty tight on his gi to protect himself but he eventually tapped because he wasn't getting out. In rolling I also did well and got lots of good rolls in. Almost snuck in an omoplata on a guy. Ended up in mount and finished with an americana using the technique I found today here
to make it harder to escape. Was also mostly dominant with a bigger blue belt and stayed on his mount and back for most of a couple rounds.
I knew today was going to be good shit. There's days where you don't want to go but you make yourself go anyways or just go out of habit. Today was one of those days where I couldn't wait to get out on the mats and roll. This attitude is ******* sweet to train with because it's tough to have a bad day. I found myself relaxing in the bad positions and refusing to give up, then exploding into safety at the right time. I was full of energy and instead of going through the motions of what I normally do, I started baiting then going for something else, and trying things that I either forgot about or am not confident about. Good shit.
Knee was giving me a bit of warning soreness today but I managed to avoid hitting it on anything and it's fine now.
Don't know what I'm doing tomorrow morning, maybe something light but important like rounds of skipping and shadowboxing.