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21 May 2017

21/05/2017 - Open Mat (Sunday)

Class #824
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 21/05/2017

There was quite a bit of takedown action still in the nogi class, so I stuck with filming that rather than taking part. This tailbone injury has been annoying, much more of a hindrance than when I last had it. Still, it's been cool getting lots of video, building up a library of footage. It's also giving me practice in terms of editing and presenting instructional video, which will be useful when I finally come to do it for my own classes (I'm not planning to do that until black belt, maybe brown).

Tad and Kirsty were both down, which was cool. Tad was making the point that for shorter legs, x-guard works well, transitioning from butterfly and the like. I've never played with x-guard a whole lot, so that's something I should try out more. I'll have to pick Kirsty H's brain about it, she's been using x-guard more these days. I know Jude was a big fan of it back in the day when I was learning from him at RGA HQ, I could check my notes from those days as well. Unfortunately I had to cut my open mat time short, as I had something come up at home, but next time. :)

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