BJJ Grrl

"Be gentle, kind and beautiful, yet firm and strong, both mentally and physically." ~Sensei Keiko Fukuda


on September 3, 2008

First, didn’t get to bed until after 1 a.m. (TKD goes until 11). Then, tired and cranky all day, so I took today as a refeed day.

Class tonight — again had lots of new guys. Warmup wasn’t too bad. Actually made it all the way through the mountain climber/pushup finisher. Then some light rolling. I think Tim might have said something to a few of the guys who usually knock me around because they were not doing it tonight. Well, at least not nearly as bad as normal.

Drilled a continuation on the takedown to arm choke series; this time if you can’t get the choke, how to take the back to RNC. Worked with a guy about my size, but he hadn’t been around for the earlier stuff and he has a wrestling background, so he was trying to do it another way and was turning it in to a neck crank instead.

Then more rolling. Again got one of the guys who throws me around usually, but he wasn’t doing it for most of the round. Did go for the kimura that I usually get hurt on, and I knew I couldn’t get out of it, so I just tapped before he pulled it out.

Tim said I need to move my hips more. I tend to get busy with my arms and forget about my legs (or the other way: get busy with my legs and forget my arms). So during one roll when I was stuck in guard and couldn’t get anything, I just kept shifting around while trying for an armbar, triangle, or omoplata. My partner looked confused and couldn’t seem to decide what to do. In all the shifting, I eventually got his arm in the right place for the armbar, but as usual, he just pulled out of it. Still, I had him going for a while there.

After class, I did some pullups, and got out 2 sets of 4, a new record! And a set of 2.


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