Yeah, feeling Monday night for sure.
Warmup. Then partnered for specific sparring from half-guard, sweep vs. pass. Any time we do either the specific sparring from a position or timed rounds of drilling, I am always having my partner switch sides (when possible) or making sure that I do go to both sides. Sometimes they later announce that we should switch sides and do our “bad” side, so apparently most people are focusing only on their “good” side.
Then Justin asked Marcos: “Offense or defense?” Marcos chose defense (good man!), so we worked a sweep from half guard — which was doubly great, as Janet and I had just been talking after the specific sparring that we had both forgotten all sweeps from half guard. And we worked Justin’s favorite half guard sweep, which I always try and always foul up. The trick to it is to get them out of the way first and then to roll up. Aha!
Couple rolls to finish up. I am purposely rolling with either purple+ (because I get all MurderDeathKill with them, and so want to foster that mindset) or women (so I can try to keep that MDK mindset going with them). Open Mat after, and Janet asked to roll, which I was all about because *see previous note on rolling with women*. So of course I immediately smacked her in the mouth. Oops, no, not like that. For the entire roll minus one minute, I was still mostly “playing the position”; that last minute, though, I finally got my brain to engage properly. I was kind of spazzy and stupid, but I was at least thinking, “Get. That. Sweep. Now.”