Wednesday morning BJJ- After about a million years of turbo-speed takedown setup drills (sheesh!), we worked on two variations of a really cool sweep. It involves scooting right under the opponent- another technique that seems good for small-person-vs-big-person.
A few rounds of pass-guard-vs-sweep-or-submit with John. The first time, as soon as I compromised my base to try to pass his guard, he reversed me almost immediately. How embarrassing! So the second time, I just sat back and controlled his hips, and let him thrash around exhausting himself while I waited for an opening. A couple of times, I tried for a pass and he thwarted me, so I hunched back on his hips again and bided my time. Unfortunately time ran out. I guess that would be a strategy for the longer matches.
I skipped open mat, as I am still dealing with this cold…
Evening kung fu. CC wanted to video me doing Hurricane Hands, which was a little nerve-wracking as I don’t feel totally comfortable with the most recent chunk yet. I hope I get a chance to work on that with SK tonight. Then he had me do the White Crane sequence, some of the Tiger formlettes, and all of the Leopard stuff. I didn’t get a new piece of the form, but we worked on some corrections and (especially) flow. Also, the nasty wheel kick from Tiger Versus Crane. I have always had trouble with that one.
he was having me do everything FAST… nothing is ever FAST enough for CC! My fastest form is "half speed" in his eyes.