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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 get used to passing a crappy guard. Now, you get to someone that has a good guard and you aren't going to be able to pass it because you have trained with some weak ass. I know this sounds bad, but it's 100% true. You need realism and to train with someone that is good, not mediocre.
I will have to find someone else that is decent damnt.