Do to family I can’t go on Monday any more, so in place of “Magic Monday”, its going to be “Wicked Wednesday”. For all of you who didn’t want to brave the blowing snow, Rich went over guard passes. The Guard-Pass-To-Cross-Body surprised me. I realized Mark had used it on me a number of times to break my guard. I either wasn’t there when he taught it or he hasn’t. I really liked it because against Jeremy, who is larger them me by far, I was able to break his guard. Unfortunately Rich didn’t teach us a counter to it. I know what Mark was doing now but still don’t know how to stop him.
The second guard pass with the wrapping and trapping of the arm didn’t go so well for me. If your opponent drops guard as you tripod or stink bug up you can’t pass the gi under. That is what you want to happen anyway, dropping his guard, but it puts you in a strange position to then take advantage of it. We also noticed that most of the gis did not have long lapels to work with. I’m sure its by design. I couldn’t reach around my larger training partner to effectively get it.
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