Warmup was half guard sweeps from yesterday. Today's class was more half guard sweeps, this time using the gi. For all the techniques, you start off getting that underhook, pushing out their far knee. Pull out the far side of their lapel and pass it around back to the underhooking arm. Keep a very tight grip, pinching at their armpit.
For the first technique from here, get a palm up grip on their far knee. Normally you could at this point use the punching motion of this palm up grip and the pulling motion of the gi trapped at the armpit, moving out hips underneath them to sweep them. We assume that they're going to post their free arm and prevent the sweep, so once that free hand posts and your hips are underneath them, you change the angle, sitting up towards their leg. Since their other leg is trapped in your half guard, they have nothing to post here so you roll into their half guard and an easy transition to side control.
Second technique, with the lapel hold once again. Bring your half guard inside of their leg, your foot flat on the mat is pulling on the back of their calf as your body essentially bananas backwards, straightening your arm with the gi grip, twisting your body and stretching them out. At this point if you need to you can kick out their far knee to flatten them out further. Then use that gi grip to heave yourself up, since you're in half guard you already have one hook in, so you're just putting in the other to take back.
Third technique. Once again half guard inside their legs and banana out to stretch them. Then you trap their bottom arm with your free hand, releasing the lapel grip as you bring your top knee over their neck. Tucking the arm in tight, you want to turn so your knees are pointing towards his hips, with an armbar extended. They have nowhere to go but tap to the armbar or roll further into it.
Drilled from half guard and had a tough but patient grinding session with a purple. Then rolled normally but starting from half guard against a couple whites. Decent positional battles and I got an armbar or two.
Tonight I'll either try a muay thai class with Jack, a fighter from our house, or go to the Brazilian class. I'm leaning towards muay thai because with only two gi's and at least 24 hour drying time, I'm stretched pretty thin.