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Class was great.
We worked armbar, guillotine, triangle choke, and Kimura from the guard. At the end we did 1 minute live sessions with the guy on top not doing anything except keeping good position. Then at the end we did 2 3 minutes rounds with anything goes. A very good class.
We worked on form "on line". Then we worked the clench moves again. We worked our elbows and knees, and then we worked hand combos afterward.
Very good class.
After class John and I stayed a little while and worked a tiny bit of no contact drill sparring. It was fun like usual.
I keep skipping journal entries, but I will continue to make it here.
Today we covered a lot of things quickly, but most of it was review for me.
Full Guard Pass:
Jump up, push hips in
Jump up and push hips in, if it fails reach around and push over head.
Push hand down, lift up, pull hand under, grab and lift them by their head
Jump up, shift, and fall back into heel hook
Jump up, place knee in tail bone and sit down and push on hips
From bottom, grab ankles and push forward with knees.
We worked the hell out of the clench. Knees, elbows, pulling, pusing, hammer lock, guillotine, etc. It was a great night.
In all honesty, tonight was the best night I have gone so far. I've had fun every single day, but today was really fun. I am starting to feel comfortable with things, and I believe the more comfortable I feel, the more I will enjoy it all.
Thanks Derek for a great class.
* On another note, my partner is leaving in April. I'm a bit nervous about that. He's a good partner and friend. I am a little afraid that I won't enjoy it as much with some lame partner. Dont get me wrong, there arent many lame asses in there, but its clique-ish enough that I would be out of the loop of good partners and be stuck with some guy that's not going to help develop my ground game.
Now this is the way it works before I get some bad comments. If you have a person that has a crappy guard and you train with them over and over and over. Well then you
Today was a three hour class. We went over the following:
Takedowns: Ankle Shoot
Tuck, Slap and roll
Fish and Sweep
After that we worked on takedowns in "live" action
Then we went "live" from knees
Ryan did very well. There were some things I think he could have improved on, but no one's perfect. When John got his back he did not post his hand for defense on his throat. When he got the half guard he forgot to push his head to Johns stomach. Other than that he did great.
He's improved so much over six months. He mentioned something about staying a yellow belt. Sorry Ryan, I choose when you get promoted. I don't give belts to people that don't deserve it. I give belts to people that earn and deserve it. I will promote you when you're ready to be promoted. Dont forget that when you get Orange, you test for yellow and orange. When you get green you test for yellow, orange, and green. We never stop training on the basics. By the time you get to Black, you will have nearly perfected the basics. I also teach the advanced techniques earlier so that you will perfect those by the time youre a black belt too. HEHEHE Just trust me.
John showed us some things that I liked. He has a great wrestling skill that makes him a good ground fighter.
I did attend class twice without writing down any of the things we did. It was all review, so nothing new anyways.
We did go over the clench though in Muay Thai and the different moves you could do. There was a move that he taught us called stuff. I cant name it because Derek would be mad, so I'll just call it that and have to remember.
Today we did a quick overview of spider guard and how to get out of it. We also did the review of transitioning into the sitting guard.
From the sitting guard we learned a few positions that I have never seen before.
DelaHiva is achieved when you have sitting guard and the person puts their leg in your guard. You sit the the left angle and hook with right foot in the crease behind the knee or on top of the knee. The left leg is what really makes it the Hiva which is when you pull in from the outside and hook with your foot on the inside pointing up. Grab their leg with your hand and grab their sleeve with your other hand.
The X Guard which has three positions. All of these are achieved from sitting guard where the person is standing with their leg in front of you. Sit back and sideways to get hook inside. The lkeft leg is going to go inside and around into heel hook. Inside and up, or inside and down for sweep. It's hard to explain but I can do them and that's all that matters. See yah next time. Got to see my son before he goes to bed.
Todays class went well.
I decided to go over the Orange Belt techniques with Ryan today. We covered throws 6-10 and only did a couple on each side. His throws are good and he almost has them memorized. I feel a few more lessons and he will be good on throws already.
We also worked on all of the series techniques. Ikkyo, Nikkyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo, and Gokyo. We went over these numerous times so that he could get a good feel and understanding of these. We did however, spend most of our time on Ikkyo.
After that I explained to him how I would be grabbing him for escapes for the test and he would have to get out of them using things he learned (ie the series techniques, throws, and any other various techniques that I teach). I went over a couple of them with him to begin with to show him what I was looking for. I showed him a couple striking techniques as well from the double lapel grab. Then we worked sticky hands with grips and continued this exercise for awhile.
I went over the basic rules of point sparring, but got sidetracked with things again.
Basic rules of point sparring:
You get one point for a controlled strike to the chest, stomach, or head. (I will add in thigh kicks as well)
After each point is given, you back up and start over.
Full contact Kumite is different.
We moved on to groundfighting afterward and covered the half-guard. I showed him both bottom and top positions.
If you are on top you want to get underhook and push them away to flatt