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15 March 2016

15/03/2016 - Open Mat | Kaatsu with MoveStrong

Class #702
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 15/03/2016

Today I had a chance to try out kaatsu after the kettlebells class with David. It's a method from Japan that apparently works by restricting blood flow, making a light workout way more productive. I don't fully understand how it works, but as David is currently do free trials, thought I'd give it a go. He talks about it more in a post here.

In excellent news, David is going to be offering free kettlebell and kaatsu workshops at the GrappleThon, on Sunday morning. Along with the massages from Lisa, it's shaping up to be a great day even if you're aren't mainly there for BJJ! Multiple activities. :D

In terms of drilling today, Simon wanted to have a go at doing an armbar as they try to escape your body triangle. I think that could work if you're sneaky about it. When he did it the first time, I escaped, but it was on quicker than I expected. If your partner wasn't expecting it at all, I reckon you could catch them with it, especially if you manage to distract them by really selling the body triangle part, pretending you're focused on maintaining that as they try to escape.

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