Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feb 22nd

Two hour session.

Fundamentals
Valentin
We stopped as soon as someone turtled up. I almost passed with a
torreanda towards the end of the round I started on top. He never
actually passed my guard. It's quite unbelievable how annoying a grab at
the knee can be when on top of the closed guard. Got my fair assortment
transitions from bottom closed guard, never actually letting him get
comfortable for a pass.

Louis 1
Learned the importance of the two on one sleeve grab plus the extended
leg. It's quite good control, but personally I find it's quite dangerous
since the whole pivot is on the leg (which can be either bended or
pushed off the hip). It's quite good opening for triangles and tripod
sweep, however, and it does allow transitions to delariva when desired.
It's a pretty good stalling position, until the other person realizes
what makes it tick. Got annoyed quite a bit by his open guard, which is
based on this position. Now, I actually see its weakness.

Martin 1
Got the chance to practice my double underhook University of Jiu-jitsu
escape from the (white/blue) section, it works like a charm. Was lucky
to practice about three times the knee jerk half guard pass, with a good
crossface, and the person flattened out.

Advanced:
Juan
Point to remember for next time : when executing a backdoor deep half
sweep, how the hell do I keep him from turning and escaping it? I did it
twice, and failed. Swept him twice. Once, with the fundamentals double
leg wrestling move, and a second time, but forgot which technique. Ended
up in the mount preparation, full mount, he bumped, I cross-faced and
landed in an arm-bar. My legs were not pinched/hugging his body enough
and he wrestled out of it.

Louis(/)

Martin 2
Showed him the same things I'm working on : recovering full guard from half.

Steve(n)
Recovered full guard/open guard from half a few times, but he almost
passed a couple of times so I had to turtle up. I did the escape we were
shown, but he managed to shrimp out of my control, since I didn't close
my elbow enough on his opposite hip and/or he was too strong for this
kind of control. He's not really my weight class, so whatever. I had
that pass! I also finished attacking with a torreanda, but ran out of
time. My attacking seems to be pretty darn dangerous. I use the classic
torreanda, or parallel knee combined with an underhook on the other leg.
The dudes usually turtle, which allows me for some control. I did a good
job defending the clock choke about twice, but be rnc'd me once, and bow
and arrowed. The beauty of the bow and arrow is that you don't need the
second leg hooked to do it. My main problem with escaping his control
was that I couldn't bridge on the other side to escape his control, and
he took advantage of it. Blame the weight difference.