Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday December 6th 273nd day

Had a tougher time than usual both sweeping people and controlling them. At the start of the round, I don't really hunt for sleeves anymore. A lapel grip and some pressure on the person's hip seems to be quite adequate to stuff the first few attempts at passing. I occasionally end up in half guard, with people threatening a knee slide, or an esgrima pass. At that point, I seem to be able to either frame their neck and work for an underhook, or push on their near hip. They might insist on the knee slide, or even the nice shoulder pass prof. Bruno showed from open guard. I can usually recover, but my sweeps are harder to apply. I need to set people up more and more : everybody's getting smarter! I guess I'm making progress myself, but I clearly remember stuff being much easier to do before.

What I did notice, though, is that everybody is using ankle locks, including myself! Insane.