Well I finally got a good roll in at 10 today! I wasn’t rusty at all – and it’s actually easier to roll than to drill. With drilling I can work around the rib since I know what movements and positions I can and cannot do. I got tapped once, and avoided many more subs. Not bad since I was going against a purple belt instructor!
I did pay for that roll with an amazing black eye. See picture below! It turned purple almost instantly and has been darkening all day. I’m actually surprised I’ve made it this long without facial bruises… Can’t wait to see how it looks tomorrow!
The position of the week is knee on belly. So at 6:30a class, we went over achieving kob, and then an armbar from kob. For the kob from side control on their right side:
Armbar from this position if they try to push you off with their right hand:
I already shared 10a class happenings, so on to 11:30a
Learned a new take down that I can’t put into words properly. And also two back escapes that I couldn’t practice due to rib pressure. Oh well – maybe next time!
Tomorrow I don’t work so I’ll be hitting competition team training at 10a, then advanced gi at 11:30a. 5p is our tough roll class – not quite healed enough for that yet, but I’ll go to watch (and heckle!). No-gi is at 6 – may join that one. Then we have another advanced gi class at 7:15, with extended sparring until 8:30/45ish.