Really sweaty warmup for me. We did sit-through and rotate drills, which we haven’t done in a while in class, and I could really tell a difference in my fitness and agility with these, which I credit to a weight drop.
Technique was more working from the armbar out of closed guard. I really like that we’ve been working on the different variations from this same setup because we’re getting a lot of reps on the armbar itself. I can tell I’m getting a little better at the finer details that make all the difference–things like keeping my knees pinched!
For the omoplata from armbar:
- Set up armbar
- Control non-armbar wrist and punch to waist
- Foot to enemy’s neck and push head away
- Rotate and sit up to side-by-side with (KEY POINT)legs straight and grip enemy across belt to hold in place
- Post foot out and scoot hips out, dragging enemy to flatten him out
- Move legs to s-mount, pinching trapped arm between your rib cage and thighs
- Underhook other arm and gable grip to hand above shoulder
- S-mount drill forward/up while bending down to tell him how much you love him
It’s sort of like this, but with more detail. I just like this fella’s accent.
We went to 4 five minute rounds of rolling.
First up was good ol’ Ed. We started with him attempting a guillotine, which I used to work towards side control. Once I got it I focused on the collar and getting mount, where I focused on the collar more. Went for an americana once, which he quickly defended.
The next round was Ed again, but we me having his back. Skipped the RNC and went straight for the bow and arrow. I think I got close, but couldn’t finish it. Moved to my guard and attempted the worst triangle ever, which he got around. I ended up back in mount and got an armbar a few seconds before time ran out.
Next was Rudy, who came at me really hard tonight. I put up a decent fight for a while, defending the armbar and eating a couple of bicep crushers. Defended one seated triangle, but tapped to another. I know he got me with something else too, but I was so exhausted I don’t even remember what it was.
Norm got the scraps tonight. And ate them all. I think he tapped me 3 or 4 times. I know he gave me one sweep from half guard, but we spent a lot of time with him on top. After the last submit we had about 20 seconds left, so I pulled guard and tried to defend that as best I could, knowing he’d try hard for a quick submit. He passed right as time was running out.