Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - -29/01/2017
Awesome open mat today. I drilled the reverse de la Riva sweeps from JJS #036, starting with the first two, the tilt and the pull to back. On the pull to the back, it's important to remember to extend your arm to maintain the collar grip for control. Your other hand then grabs gi material by their upper back, yanking down. That keeps the control, meaning your collar grip hand can then switch to their belt or wherever, finishing by driving forwards into side control or spinning to the back. I also had a good spar with Tad, staying defensive, trying to off-balance, frame, not let them get the collar. Again, I need to off-balance more (Tom said this too, after our spar at the seminar yesterday: I'll get the write-up done shortly, another great seminar from Chelsea! :D) going from the arm to the hip.