Evening gi class, two hours. I came late and sat at the side during the first class. Lazy and tired, I didn’t even warm-up.
The second class, which I took a part of, started with heavy drills which quickly revealed to me how out of shape I am. We moved to a standing guard pass, a high guard shoulder lock, a gogoplata from armbar variation, then guard passing versus chokes rolling. There was a long round of rolling after.
During the open roll, I found myself going for kneebars and ankle locks a lot. They’re cool and a lot of blue and whitebelts don’t know how to defend them. And I felt a bit bad too since I should concentrate on my basics more: chokes, which I never get, guard passing and half-guard.
Those are the things I’d like to work on and think I should concentrate on over leg submissions. Do you agree?
Incidentally, I ended up working on a half-guard pass with another blue belt after class.
I’m an introvert by nature, which is why public blogging is strange to me – and I do it anyway, and why I don’t get too personal with blogs. Anyway, I have a harder time making friends than most people and I was just reminded that it would be great to have a buddy to train regularly with before and after class, not that there’s a shortage of training partners at the school – the extra drilling would be cool. The ones I have made in the past have stopped training or have left.
Anyway, I’ve been married exactly two months now. Whooo!!!