Back in the saddle again…Jiu Jitsu

Well, things were back to normal today. It felt as if I never left. We worked on escapes from the mount and breaking down the turtle defense. What fascinates me is that our lead instructor always seems to present something new. I received good training before when I trained in Florida but this is at a totally different level.

Oh yeah…

I was rolling with a guy in class and as anyone who has grappled knows, there’s a certain etiquette that’s followed. Well in our first scramble his foot hit my head and then we stopped and he apologized. That set the tone.  The we sparred for a few more seconds and as fate would have it our heads bumped together when we both decided to go for a takedown (we were both kneeling) at the same time. I stopped for a brief moment to assess his damages and to see if he was okay. In that brief second or millisecond, he jumped onto my back and I spent the next two minutes fighting off a rear naked choke. I wasn’t upset but I think our signals were crossed. I don’t think he meant anything by it but I wonder why he thought I paused and would open myself up for him to jump on my back?

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One response to “Back in the saddle again…Jiu Jitsu

  1. I’ve had that happen, too. At least you got some good work on RNC defense. 🙂

    From time to time, someone will have something they want to work, or I’ll have something. It’s usually nothing overly specific along the lines of, “Hey, I have a few things I’d like to work. Mind if I start from guard?”

    Usually, this is not an issue. So, one time I really wanted to get some work on the bottom and asked if I could start from guard and he said no problem. As I pulled guard, he jumped into side control, then north/south and on from there. Same sort of thing… I wasn’t mad, but I was thinking, “Sheesh. This isn’t quite what I had in mind.” 🙂

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