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Today we worked the butterfly guard. I am starting to see why we have been drilling this the last few classes. I can also see that coming to every class makes things more effective.
We went over the basic drills in butterfly guard, then learned the following:
snake in, corkscrew, then get to their back
snake in, corkscrew, then sweep by placing hand/hip in pocket
fail to sweep, back to knees and single leg takedown
After learning this we went live. I went against this kid who was like 6'4" and probably 200lbs. He wasn't too hard, but I didn't try my hardest. I wanted to feel him out. He wasn't bad. After time, the instructor asked the "Fighters" to prepare for thei class and he left.
I then went to this other guy and asked him to roll around. He had some skill and I had to try a little harder with him. He seemed to have Judo experience, but I could be wrong. I beat him several times, but I am not sure if he had the stamina to keep up, and I feel maybe this is why he was losing and being sloppy enough to let me get in easily. His name was Ron, and I am sure he has a lot of skill, he just needs to work stamina.
I still haven't had any competition, but I haven't had a chance to compete against all of the people. I can see a lot of people there that have some great skill, but they seem to have their partners that they like to roll around with. Maybe someday I'll have a chance to see what they have.