OK, lots to ramble about. First it was damn cold today. Hailing even-- or big sleet, one of the two. Second, I have thus far kept my promise to do my crossfit class every day at noon. (I did skip jits this morning, had a sore throat and went to bed late so thought getting a couple extra hours of sleep was worth it... however I did go to class tonight..) Third, after rolling with a friend I was complimented on being "like an anaconda" (big, big grin).. I don't think I'm as threatening as a snake, but she did say that when she exhaled I got even tighter so that was nice! And and and! when I got side control on my buddy in class tonight so he could work his techniques, he said I was heavier than lots of guys he knew.
Now if that ain't a kick in the pants-- when a girl is delighted to be called "heavier" than most guys :)
I did pop a nosebleed tonight while rolling with one of the slightly spazzier newish guys but it wasn't really his fault *and* I accidentally knee'd poor Shama in the face while trying to pass her damn guard so I'm sure I karmically deserved it.
I have no idea if I'm dropping weight. I really need to monitor that. Damn people in the office with their twizzlers, too. Tomorrow's another 3-fer so hopefully that punts 2 or 3 pounds.
I really enjoy Atlanta Alliance's blog. I don't often have time to watch their technique videos but check this one out. . . it's labeled a counter to that night's technique, and I believe the pre-counter technique is right at the start. Looks like when you're on the bottom of side control or maybe halfguard (they're facing your feet, and maybe wrapping up your hips?) you can upwrap the top side of their gi and use that leverage to take their back? So then the rest is the counter, involving threading their near leg with your arm and torquing them over; I think it's something similar to baiting them to unlock halfguard by making them think they can sweep you and then you strip your leg and take side... anyhoo interesting..
What do you think about this ouchi gari?
Here's a short little Mario Sperry takedown...
p.s. I totally need to pick 3-4 takedowns and drill the shit out of them for the next week and a half. Or I could just be intransigent and make all the chicas pull guard so they get no points and I get pass points. I'm just saying.