So, no sooner do I recognize a hole in my game than I find a perfect piece to fill it. I was looking around for different side control escapes to find one that didn't feed right into the D'Arce. Lo and behold I find The Ghost:
I worked through the movement a bunch before class and then had the chance to try it against none other than Casey, AND IT WORKED. Of course he almost immediately dumped me back on my back and went to work, but I escaped from side control without setting my opponent up with an instant D'Arce. I plan on repping the shit out of this one through june so I can add it to my regular arsenal.
Trying to get my weight lifting routine back on a solid schedule as well, and my current daily driver car decided that transmissions are over-rated, so I'm doing a rebuild on my OTHER car (1988 Honda CRX HF) this weekend. Fun Times!