BJJ Session #6 – weight/wait

I missed a class earlier in the week due to being sick. I probably would’ve gone to hockey if I had a game that night, but figured I wouldn’t want someone with a runny nose and a cough rolling around with me. I was doubly disappointed as my new gi arrived and I was psyched to wear it. Anyway, I got to wear it on Friday and it felt pretty good. Better than I thought it would, since it felt so stiff and rough when I tried it on at home. Also, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t feel cool to wear.

As for the session, I thought it went really well again. I was worried that the sparring would be more difficult than it already was due to the extra grips my partners would have, but it wasn’t that bad. We did a few more transition drills, and they were variations on previous drills so I felt somewhat competent. More passing the guard from a disengaged position, this time to knee on belly, then mount. As in last session, I tried to make a point of using my weight more effectively instead of carrying it myself.

I thought sparring went well, although I still get the impression that they’re all taking it somewhat easy on me. That’s fine, at lest they’re not letting me win, which drives me bananas. I’m doing a better job of trying to mount some sort of offence, and while it hasn’t been particularly effective it has made each roll easier by slowing down their attacks and allowing me to keep a good position, stop from getting out in a bad position or work to get out of a bad position I’m already in. I did manage to sweep from open gaurd to mount once, which was cool. All things considered, it’s going great.

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