Very tiring Gi class. I joined the first class for about 10 minutes only and I was gassed already
I started by rolling with a blue belt, then a purple. They both kicked my butt, but I’m happy to have been able to setup and go for a kneebar with the purple belt.
Class started with pummeling, then moved on to a guard pass counter that lands you in either guard or knee-on-belly.
Rolling started as seated guard versus passes, mount vs submissions, north-south vs escapes, then finally open rolling. It was actually a lot of rounds. I was with a blue belt the whole time and he kicked my butt. He did give me some tips for when my game was totally lacking, lick in seated guard.
My best round was the last one. I was able to pass guard, maintain side control and switch to the other side of side control. My game plan stalled as wasn’t able to get or bait anything. While getting desperate for something to do, my opponent went for an escape. I did a late armbar attempt, he reversed and was trying to get side control when time ran out.
My game plan on top is to capitalize on the movements the guy on the bottom makes. If he doesn’t do a thing, I have no strategy. Actually, I don’t have much game in any position. I feel like I’m starting jui-jitsu again and everything I see is new and I’m learning for the first time. Except my head isn’t like a sponge and it isn’t retaining much.