Had a great private this morning with Donald. There's never any lack of stuff to work on. As always... I want passes, so we worked passing. I realize I've been working on passing guard my whole jiu jitsu life. (Secretly I want to be a hot knife as well as a spinning snowflake-shaped blade. Guess it's not so secret now, huh? Hopefully I find some peeps who play butter guard...)
Then I asked how I can be a better training partner to one of my friends, who is a blue belt about 30-35 lbs lighter than me. I finally think I get it-- a little bit-- because he showed me how it felt. When they do the right thing, you give it to them. When they don't, you wait a second, then YOU do the right thing, which shows them where they went wrong.
Problem being, I'm a blue belt, so I have a lot of uncertainty about what the right thing to do is. This is to be expected, he says.
Oh, and I have a question. WHY oh why has the consistent #1 most viewed post on this blog been the one titled "Lake Tahoe Classic Jiu Jitsu Tournament"??? I mean, for MONTHS and MONTHS it's #1. It used to be titled "Lake Tahoe Classic" and I thought maybe golfers or tennis people or something were stumbling this way, so I clarified it... just crazy! I'm happy to have the viewers but it's not anything amazing...