Shrimpin’ Ain’t Easy

But it’s necessary.

BJJ Training Log for 1.19.2017

For warmups, we did Circles, then KOTM. I could tell I was still a little rundown, but much better than yesterday. People were able to pass my guard a little easier than I felt like that should be able to–felt like I was still sort of moving in slow motion, maybe 70% speed.

Technique was mount escapes. One thing we really focused on was setting up the proper frame. I try to do this in every drill from mount, and this was a good reminder on the right way to do it.
Set up frame–side escaping to goes on bottom. I think I may be doing this one backwards.

Frame-Shrimp-Step-Trap-Peel-Switch-Underhook-Switch-Thrust

Frame out and shrimp, grabbing their foot and holding tight to quarter guard
Switch hips to open the window
Forearm along side and underhook the leg. If they haven’t based out, just sweep.
Switching again and thrust overhead

Also worked on the classic arm trap, rotate head, foot outside, bridge and roll.

Was working with Justice during technique, and that dude is heavy. Took a lot of my energy out of me as he increased the resistance.

Rolled with Ed, and he got his fair share of time on top. No submission. Took the opportunity to work lockdown from half guard, and I want to learn some stuff I can set up off of that (sweeps and submissions).

Rolled with Jonathan, and tried to get the lockdown on him because his legs are shorter and he was able to get out of it pretty easily. Escaped an armbar, but had to tap when he latched onto the sore elbow. That thing just isn’t getting better, and it has me longing for some no gi days so that the sleeve won’t put pressure on it.

Rolled with Ed again and was able to work the mount escape from tonight’s class.

Felt like everyone maybe was a little low on energy.

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