Haven’t done one of these in a while but here goes.
Tonight was a good solid night of training at 10th Planet Van Nuys.
On Tuesdays I teach a fundamentals bjj class before training in Advanced class. This month in Fundamentals we’re doing the mount position and in Advanced we’re focusing on some closed or basic open guard sweeps. Old school Jiu jitsu and I love it.
Personally, today I wanted to focus on some of my X Guard Sweeps and maybe some basic Kimura attacks from side control or North South. Some tough rolls in the room but all in all it was a good training day. I definitely know I want to work on some guard retention stuff. I was getting passed fairly often by some of the higher belts and that roll can get rough once they’ve passed.
That being said, a huge piece of advice given to me a while back recently resurfaced in the form of a Marcelo Garcia video where he talks about defense.
“Staying offensive keeps your opponent reacting to you and therefore you aren’t reacting to them. Keep them on the defensive”
We finished with some Padwork and drilling. I’ll be cornering a few of my fighters on November 22nd at an amateur MMA promotion. Anyway, I’ll be back at it tomorrow. Stay tuned!