For some reason I'm not allowed access to the room at my weights gym that I use for training on my own. Kind of retarded, considering the only bag hanging in there is MINE. **** it. Did barbell complex today instead then went straight to Jiu jitsu.
Barbell Complex (75lbs, 6 sets, 6 reps)
Bent Over Row
Reverse Grip Curl
Did 6,6,6,6,6. Woot. What a battle. 80lbs next time.
Warm up guard passes, basic techniques, arm bar, collar choke, alternate collar choke. Dave taught us a cool new one...with hand 1 inside their collar as with any plain old collar choke, if the hand 2's entry is blocked, slide your hand 1 down a good 6 inches, put hand 2 in where hand 1 used to be, then yank them down, pulling the elbow/forearm of hand 2 around their head, clamping against the back/side of their neck. Mean choke.
In advanced class we did a bunch of rounds in the stand up just fighting for dominant positions. I did pretty well here, getting lots of double underhooks, attacking the single leg, and trapping the back. I got to go with Dave and I held up pretty well. For him specifically I was focusing on not letting him get my collar, and when all else failed swimming (battling) for underhooks. Tiring stuff.
Then we did straight up rolling. I just watched one of Saulo's videos on mount last night and pretty much retained everything, so I came in today with the intent of putting it all to use.
First roll, he pulls guard, starts cranking on a collar choke hard, I struggle with it for awhile but block it off, open the guard, matador pass to side, slide into mount, grapevine for a bit, then move into a higher mount. Leaned back and took it easy, riding the attempted hip escapes. Then I started pulling on the gi to try to get a shot at his neck. I eventually get one hand in and clamp down with my elbow. I transition to what I believe is called S mount and start looking for the choke or armbar. Round ends before I commit to anything.
Then I rolled one of our purple belts. He flopped back as if to play open guard, I caught a leg and shoulder rolled past it into side control. He started working to escape right away and ended up turtled, I snuck hooks in and rolled forwards to open him up. Ended up with full back control sitting up. He defended well and wiggled down, kicked out and rolled into half guard. Not too sure what happened next, more battling. He ended up catching me with a quick collar choke. Fun roll.
Got to roll our black belt Dave for the first time starting on the ground. He fell back to his open guard, I looked to do a similar pass as before but got swept. I got half guard on him, battled here for a bit, he turned his hips to free the leg and I was losing it so I bridged in desperation to reguard, failed and ended up with him on side control. He slid into mount, this was actually what I was hoping for because I was just learning mount shit last night. I used the forearm pressure on his hips to keep his mount low, which immediately received props from him. I moved to my side with one leg low and attempted the roll over my shoulder to make space for a reguard. Failed it. He moved his mount higher and I moved to protecting my neck. He was slow and methodical, clearly working for something, I waited until he was leaned over enough and I bridge and rolled him into guard. I'm getting a mind fart now and can't really remember what happened next. I couldn't pass his guard and eventually got choked. It was a great roll though and he gave me praise for my mount defense. Cha ching.
Rolled with blue belt judo girl, had her back for most of it, finished once with an attempted arm bar from mount, she rolls out of it, and into my triangle from guard, I roll her into triangle from mount, then switch to the armbar and finish. Also rolled with a new kid that I just played with in open guard and toyed with him, taught him a few basic things.
Good class. I'm exhausted, but feel great. Rest tomorrow!