Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Training Day: Wednesday

Another 3/4 session for me: specific drills in the main class and then the Live Training afterward. Specific drilling was all about the spider guard (the lesson of the day), passing and sweeping from position. After a few rounds of that, it was on to Live Training where I got to roll with Prof Carlos and Casey (twice!).

Very tough session with the black belts. It's a good time to think about the stages of jiu-jitsu the way that Saulo outlines them in his book, Jiu-Jitsu University ... survival first, then escape, then re-guard and attack with the reverse or submission.

Not only is it the best way to enjoy and get the most out of training even when you're getting smashed, it is also the best way to make sure that your jiu-jitsu sensibilities are as complete as possible. Submissions and sweeps are fun. But if you can't get out of side control or rid yourself of someone's back attack, then that's some fun you'll rarely get the opportunity to enjoy.

The Profs from LA are already in town. Sadly, there won't be any training on Friday, which is going to make it a little difficult to make the 5x I thought I might be able to swing this week. Training at the seminar will give me a 4x week, which is nothing to snub.

158.0 on the scale post-train. I was about 159 and a half or so before rolling with Prof Carlos and Casey for the second time. Oss.