Clowns to the left of me

As I was leaving the grocery store after work, I saw a lady wearing a green clown wig driving in. Only piece of a clown suit that she was wearing


Warmup. One of the down-the-mat trips was to jump over the yellow squares. For most of the guys, that’s an easy jump, six feet maybe? To me, that’s a long way. But, toes on the edge and jump, and I could land within inches of the next line — and even sometimes made it all the way. Hey!

Then partnered up for guard break/pass + any arm submission (armbar, kimura, etc.), 3x each. Worked with Bobby. Then drilling was the same north/south escape from Monday. After 10 reps/side each, Tim had us add 3 different chokes — no repeats — as a finish after each sweep. Then later added 3 different armlocks of any kind — no repeats — as a finish. Of course, my brain wanted to do armlocks when it was supposed to do chokes and chokes when it was supposed to do armlocks, *le sigh*.

Drilled for the rest of class.

Open Mat

With these Open Mats now coming straight after a regular class, we often end up drilling for the whole class and saving rolling for either a warmup or for the following Open Mat. I rather like this because it gives us a lot more time to drill.

Rolled with Justin and then white belt Adam.

Got home last night and butterflied, broiled, and roasted a chicken. Good stuff. I also found out that my brother does not like cherries, so I can buy those and he won’t eat them all. (Well, that is, until he eats them enough and realizes that he does, in fact, like them.)

BJJ, morning class

Rolling to warm up, with new Justin. Drilling was options off the overhook again — triangle or guillotine. Drilled with new Justin. Then two rounds of rolling, with Brandon and Guillaume.


One thought on “Clowns to the left of me

  1. Hi Leslie! I have been following your blog for a while now, and I thought it was time to comment. I really enjoy your posts – you write incredibly well, and you are quite inspiring! I started BJJ a few months ago, and I am hooked. Your blog fuels the fire! 🙂

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