Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 26/04/2016
It was yet another open mat where I couldn't do any sparring or even progressive resistance, frustratingly, due to the wrist. I was able to do a little bit of kettlebells with my right hand earlier in the Move Strong class, albeit just on a 8kg, but not the snatch. Still, I can at least swing, clean and press, squats etc. Not to mention my left arm is fine, so that gives me something to play with at open mat. The 'high pull' was interesting, where you swing, get it to 'float', then pull your elbow back, shooting it forward again before gravity pulls you down too much.
I could at least drill, so did some de la Riva into x-guard that Simon wanted to practice. I couldn't help a whole lot on the transition, as I never use either of those guards, but I could try and break it. If I could get head control and drop my hips, it was hard for Simon to move me. However, if he could get those legs into play and lift, keeping me off balance, worked well. He was also trying to shift into lockdown when drilling with Mike, works well for his long legs.