In each class, I am trying to get at least one video. It’s not the easiest thing because, as was the case last night, a lot of the guys are whooped. Me included. I mean, I was exhausted. The rolling session with Chris made things even worse.
Chris is a strong guy and has grown to become one of my biggest challenges. He’s sneaky in that he waits for you to get very close to where you want to be and then he counters. It’s quite effective because the longer I roll with him, the fewer submission I attempt. I know when he knows what I’m up to.
Last night, since I was sweaty with not much gas left in the tank, I decided to just experiment with some open guard stuff and the shoulder roll. The shoulder roll is becoming and larger and larger part of my game because, as I’m finding out, not many guys know what to do with it.
After I watched this video last night, I wondered what in the heck I was doing, and then I remembered that the whole point of these videos is to show what really goes on in and after class. We aren’t two black belts sparring to perfection. We are lower belts trying to figure out what makes sense.
Jay and Chris Rolling – Glastonbury, CT Jiu-Jitsu