Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Ohhh the Agony!
So after messing my back/shoulder up a bit at Casca Grossa on Saturday I aggravated it last night, then decided to go to class anyways. We were supposedly going to be working guard passing, and since I suck at that I figured I could take it kind of easy and think my way through the techniques. It was not to be. Rory was in the house and teaching so it was escape from Mount and escape from Side Control for 40 minutes, then 15 minutes of grappling. I worked the escapes as carefully as I could but still tore my shoulder up some more. I DID get to work guard passing during the grappling and I did pretty well. I've got a clear path to getting away from the guard mapped out now. First thing is that I always want to be sitting up straight, the whole pushing on peoples armpits to try to break guard doesn't work for me right now. So I sit up, wait for the legs to open for the hip bump sweep attempt, and then move back and down for the underpass, or do this funky trick I know and re-sweep from the hip bump and end up with a triangle choke. The key component I was missing was to get the heck away from my opponent. Get my posture up and work from there. I won't have that problem again. As long as my shoulder is better by NAGA I expect to place in my division. Whoot!
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Could you explain what you mean by "re-sweep from the hip bump and end up with a triangle choke"? I can't quite picture it, as I thought this was while you were trying to pass their guard?ReplyDelete
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Ok, after re-reading my response I realized it made NO sense. So I'm trying to reconstruct it in a more meaningful manner.ReplyDelete
It took me a while of thinking to piece together how this trick works. When they open their legs up and sit up for the hip bump you have to pull your knees up to your shoulders so that you don't end up getting mounted. You may have to use your arms to push yourself away to make space. Once you go over with your knees up you wait for the guy to try to re-establish base by moving his arm back to the center when he does that shove his arm down and throw your leg over for the triangle. Generally works. I'll try to get a video of it this friday.
Cool - look forward to it. I often try the hip-bump (though I call it a sit-up sweep), so good to know possible counters. ;)ReplyDelete