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!