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14 May 2015

14/05/2015 - Teaching Notes

Teaching #323
Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 14/05/2015

Re-run of the recovery to guard again today, especially as unusually for the Kingswood location, we had a bunch of new people. I therefore decided it was best to keep things good and basic. Having said that, one of them was an experienced judoka who has clearly done some cross-training with BJJ too. Despite being a big, beefy guy, he also had good control. Hopefully he'll pop down again sometime, as that's the kind of person who is an asset to any class. :)

I remembered to use the John Will method midway through the class. I haven't asked the guy who requested I do that how it's been going yet, so I'll make a point of doing it next week. That will mean a bit more time to test it out too: he's one of the most regular students, so should be able to let me know if it's been helpful next week. I just need to decided if I'm going to continue with my usual side control maintaining on top, or try something I do less often, like scarf hold, north south or even knee on belly (a position I rarely use myself). There's the option of various side control gi chokes too, which would be useful for me as well. Best to do those on Monday when I can be sure everyone will have a gi, though having said that it's pretty much just one person who regularly turns up on Wednesdays without a gi.

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