I have some goals going into tonight’s class. Things I’ve been looking into for a few days and things I know two people up at Fighting Chance can help me with.
First, I’m going to work on my “double sleeve grip, standing, spider guard triangle.” This is sweet and I’ve done a lot of it in the past. It’s a high percentage triangle, as long as you’re in the proper setup scenario.
Basically, it’s when someone stands up in your guard, you grip their right sleeve with your right hand (cross over). Then, with your left hand, grip their right elbow gi material. As they’re standing, put them in your spider guard with your right foot on their left bicep. After that, start pulling them back down towards you as to break their posture. Once it’s broken and you see the look of fear growing in their eyes, slip your foot off their bicep and wrap your leg around their neck. Finish in normal triangle fashion. This setup is very effective because of the massive grip you have on your opponent’s right arm. You can really pull them into a tight triangle. Anyone can help me with this. All I need is a body.
Next, I want to play with a triangle from lasso guard. I know how to get into lasso really nicely, so I’m interested in some simple ways to turn the position into a submission. Staying in lasso for too long when sparring with stronger guys isn’t the smartest thing to do. They can do some damage to your leg if they squeeze hard enough. I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on my knee, so I’d like to practice a few quick transitions. I’m not sure what’s going to happen, or if what I have in mind is even feasible, so we’ll see. I think Kevin is the man for this. He’s smooth like butter, so I’m interested in his take on it.
Lastly, I’m going to toss around just a tad bit of the berimbolo sweep. I’ve been studying the mechanics of it and I’m impressed with its effectiveness. So if Julian is available, I think I want to work on it with him. He’s exactly the type who would use something like this.
The Real Berimbolo | Mendes Bros Jiu Jitsu
That’s it. I’ll let you know how it goes.