The weather cleared up by the end of the day. It was actually nice enough that you didn’t need a winter coat. Almost sunny, too.
Fundamentals Class, gi
Short around-the-mat warmup stuff. Then Andrew sent us all over to grab the UFC ground-‘n’-pound bags to do the side control to knee-on-belly to switch to side control drill again for 2 rounds.
Drilling is centering around mount right now. Drilling was pendulum sweep, same as this morning. Then a choke for if they try to base away to prevent the sweep, then back to the sweep, then the choke again.
Just rounds of rolling. 3 minutes, 1 minute rest. One person from each pair rotating. Seven rounds total. Aubrey, Andrew, Rob, Janet, Buddy, Robert, and Eamon.
I’m falling a little into playing people’s games again; need to watch that. Also notice that I’m actually working more standing guard passes. Huh. It’s because of “Defeating the Bigger, Stronger Opponent”; I’ve been working with this pass in mind quite a bit:
Mine’s not that pretty, though. Biggest problem, especially against blue+ belts, is that they turn hard to half guard when I step in, and their top knee drives my knee down, and then I’m snared in their half guard.