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21 March 2015

21/03/2015 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat

Class #635
Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 21/03/2015

I wasn't feeling a hundred percent today and as a result didn't warm up properly. So after a bit of drilling on the back, I somehow managed to tweak my neck and shoulder while trying to show a student the switch to deep half when escaping the back. Not too much to write as a result, because I had to sit out most of the open mat.

Before that I was at least able to run through the knee shield half guard pass, as some people hadn't seen it, along with some options for attacking the turtle. That reminded me the clock choke is a handy technique to teach, as it's both effective and relatively simple, particularly the version I prefer. That's the one that Kev showed me a few years back, which in turn was shown to him by Felipe Souza, 'backstopping' their head with your elbow for the choke.

Fundraising for the GrappleThon is getting towards £3,000, so hopefully we'll manage to pass that barrier before wrapping things up. Donations still very welcome, of course! :)

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