Starting next Wednesday night, gi class will give way to an MMA Fundamentals class. I has a sad, because I’m not interested in doing it at all. But I don’t want to give up my new-found Tuesday and Thursday nights. I’ve been thinking of getting back in the gym to lift, so maybe I’ll take Wed nights for that; then I wouldn’t have lifting too close to any BJJ training. Then train BJJ Mon morning/evening, Wed morning, Friday morning/evening, and Saturday morning. That’s still 4 days/7 sessions per week. Think it’s enough? 😉
Warmup. Bleh, cardio still sucks. Then drilled the guard break & pass from last night. Drilled with Rob and Andrew. Drilled the counter to that break next.
No one else showed up, and we had an odd number, so Tim paired us up and rotated us through. With Brandon, (out), Andrew, (out), and Brandon again.
Interesting discussion on Sherdog about strength in women’s grappling (thanks to Chris for the heads-up). Hillary Williams has been active in the thread, particularly here, here, and here. I think what she’s saying is everything I’ve tried to articulate in my Women, Women: Training, and Women: Resources pages, though she is seeing it all from the perspective of having been through the whole gauntlet once. (Also, totally itching to read her thesis now, too!)
It’s amusing to me that everyone who thinks they’re arguing against her actually seems to be arguing with the wrong things (often against something that they incorrectly implied or extrapolated from her original statements) and instead providing further evidence for her original point, which is that men & women are not the same.