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High on BJJ

With every low must come a high.  The surprising things is I’ve missed a lot of class due to everything from family to sickness.  I’ve spent time doing solo drills with my Submission Master Grappling Dummy, which has helped, but nothing can be a complete substitute for live submission grappling.  Despite it all I’ve done great when I have made it to class.  I’m feeling high on BJJ.

Last night I sat out with something pulled in my back.  I thought about staying home but I really wanted to be there.  I missed the comradery.  I missed my Jiu-Jitsu family and the fun I have with them each week.  I sat and watched.  I found myself tensing up during different parts of the training.  During the rolling I wanted to be in the action.  I wanted to call out submissions, sweeps, and escapes I saw that others didn’t.  It was about as good as a suspenseful movie!

Today I was asked to substitute for Miles and teach the free High School class.  We are going over sweeps.  I want to do some simple but effective sweeps.  I have a few in mind but any suggestions from my readers would be appreciated.

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3 Responses to “High on BJJ”

  1. Hip-bump sweep, pendulum sweep, scissor sweep.

  2. My go to sweeps are always Old School -> Plan B -> Old school ->Plan B

  3. I was thinking along the same lines, Georgette. I showed them the Hip-bump sweep. I don’t know the name of the other two but they involve trapping the arm and leg while you are on bottom and rolling to that side. Works great from mount and half guard and was easy to memorize. I think they all liked it.