Trained for two hours Saturday. More than a dozen rounds. 5-7mins each. One Brown, a few Purples, and some Blues and Whites. Mostly good rounds. Survived the round with the Brown. Tough, strong, big guy. Got my face bashed in by a young female Purple. That was fun. Another male/smaller Purple tapped me at least once. Maybe twice. Primarily focused on berimbolo sweep and back takes with the others. Also worked a number of improvised back takes using some of the concepts from the berimbolo to back. Gas was good. Sore as snot on Sunday.
Trained a full 1.5hr class last night for the first time in almost a month. Still very sore from Grappling X on Saturday (Took 2nd btw. 1 win and 2 losses to the same guy - double elimination tourney). Rolled hard with a tough 24yr old Blue (185lbs). Almost caught him with an armbar. Still not sure how he got out.
Toward the end of the round the side of my head caught his knee square. Jolted me pretty good. Instant zinger down my left side. Numb hand. Dead arm. Stopped the round and sat out the next. Started feeling better so I finished out with three rounds with smaller and lesser experienced guys. I think I'm going to be okay. My face/head is sore today from where I got hit. But the neck/arm feels fine. I'll know more in a couple hours, during strength and conditioning today.
Beat the guy on the left 15-0. Had bow and arrow choke and kimura opportunities, but couldn't finish. The big guy (250lbs) arm barred me the first round and beat me 10-2 in the final. I made a number of mistakes, but, overall, I'm pleased with my performances.
After two full weeks without grappling and almost no exercise, I hit the mats tonight for an hour. Beginner class. We worked knee on belly attacks and escapes. Got choked 4x by a tough younger Blue about my size during specific training. Even after the instructor said, "Your number one goal is to not get choked." Hmm. So much for that. But overall I was pleased. Neck feels good (enough) but my lower back is a bit achy and it's only been 1.5hrs since class. We'll see how it feels tomorrow.
Oh! Signed Collin up today. He's now officially part of the UNIJJ/RJJA family!