JKD, BJJ, GJ, OMG, TMI, SMERSH and other alphabet soup...ROTFLMAO
BJJ worked a review of the jumping to the guard. Note: Catching someone who weighs 100 pounds more than you is one heck of a workout. I worked two "flow" rounds with Richardo escaping the mount and passing the guard.
Proceeded over to GJ where we started with 2 x 3 min shadowboxing, 3 x 2 min pummeling, and 8 x 2 min timing. Practice split and I worked more timing rounds with the newer senior students followed by many-on-one knee play and first takedown.
Two issues came up, the first being combinations, when asked we must have 3 (or more combinations) that we want to use ready to go, going in without a combination and reaction plan defeats the purpose of timing. Second if our combinations are stymied the reaction used to shut down your game plan will typically be the same each time...because it's working. Use this to set up a variation, that is to counter their counter. Fighting is planned but not with out a healthy amount of adaptation.
I also covered basic shot defense:
- Stance: The way you present yourself offensively and defensively is important. The line of sight of your opponent is a critical consideration.
- Hooks: Underhooks are in my opinion the best approach to controlling your opponent's body.
- Push off: As they shoot, use your hands on their head/shoulders to push them ballistically away (the barbican of wrestling ?).
- Sprawling: Hip pressure down and through the mat, legs are flat on the mat with the laces down, in training arms are straight creating the arch of the upper body. We control our partner's head and arms after the sprawl (the bailey?).
- Underhook/Guillotine insertion: If all else has failed, insert the underhooks and set up either a crucifix or guillotine position. This can be done standing or pulled to the guard. Alternatively use this lock up to sacrifice scoop through your opponent (the keep?).