Alright, I’m back to working my grip game. On Tuesday night’s class, we went over two back escapes with minor variations of each. Thank you Kevin for covering this in class. Defending back is extremely tricky business, so the more practice, the better. I think not freaking out is probably the best thing to learn here.
I want to start being more methodical and sitting in a more upright position with my open guard. If I’ve got good grips, there’s no reason I should be flipping around like an idiot and there’s no reason I should be lazy by laying on my back. Tonight, I want to explore how slow and purposeful I can get and hold grips, what I can do with the lasso and spider guard and what my opponent’s reactions are. I also would like to start peeling some elbows away from my opponent’s bodies to dabble in some omoplata. That will be my finish du jour. If I have to go to triangle, I will, but I really want to work the omoplata.
About half way to class on Tuesday, I realized I forgot my camera. I apologize for that, but today should be different. I actually have it in my bag, so there’s no way to leave it behind. Hopefully – and I say hopefully, I’ll have some pictures to post tomorrow.