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12 July 2017

12/07/2017 - Open Mat (Wednesday)

Class #844
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 12/07/2017

PLaying some more with Andrew 'Goatfury' Smith's half butterfly sweep. I was previously getting confused on how to lock the figure four, but rewatching the video, I can see that you grab with your same side arm, then grip that wrist with your overhook. I also reviewed the lapel chokes Chris Haueter showed back in Leuven at the BJJ Globetrotter camp there in 2016. I still haven't gotten the hang of those, but it was good to play with them again.

It also emphasised how it's easy for that kind of choke to turn into a crank if you don't have your arm placement right. I sometimes forget just how incredibly useful it is to drill what I'm planning to teach before the class, even if it's a technique I know really well. New details and pointers invariably occur to me after doing so, hence why it is awesome there is now so much open mat in the Artemis BJJ schedule. :D

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