Monday, March 12, 2012

March 12th

Felt rather out of my element for training. Chose to not play guard, but let my training partners advance positionally on me, and let them transition to whatever. The more I let them move, the more I caught them doing some sort of mistake which allowed me to reverse or take their backs. In a dominant position, I didn't let them escape easily. I actually got someone in an armbar as he was trying to upa out of it, for example. I feel as I take more pleasure out of a  beautiful transition than a pure submission. I know it's weird, but that's what it is.

Another cool thing I've discovered, is the power of the kimura, even when someone is passing my guard, I can hold it to force a backtake. Awesome stuff.