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20 May 2015

20/05/2015 - Teaching | Women's Class | Teaching Notes

Teaching #325
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/05/2015

Nothing much to add here, as it went much the same as the other recent lessons. I did throw in a load of other techniques, as class was small today. It became a focused lesson on escaping and maintaining side control, with some submission options too. Not how I would normally run a class, but I'll sometimes do it if there aren't many people, especially in the looser structure of the women's class.

I'm writing this up a few days later, so given I don't have a lot to say about today (I'd just be copy and pasting the previous side control escape class without adding anything in the notes), I'll take the opportunity to mention the competition calendar I've added to the site. The club is still young, but as yet nobody has got on the competition mats (not all that surprising, as there aren't many members who have trained more than six months).

Not that I'm a big competitor myself. Far from it, I've only competed a mere once so far, way back in 2007 as a white belt: if I ever do one again, it will probably be something special, like trying out a US Grappling sub only during a US trip. Anyway, hopefully having a calender up might encourage some of the students to give competition a shot. There are three or four who regularly talk about doing it at some point, so this will give them a chance to plan. Never know, might motivate me to finally get in there myself a second time (but I'm pretty sure it would have to be US Grappling to do something as magical as that ;D).

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