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29 July 2017

29/07/2017 - BJJ Globetrotter Camp | Leuven 2017 | Open Mat

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BJJ Globetrotter Camp (Sportoase Leuven), Open Mat, Leuven, Belgium, 29/07/2017

I writing this up a month later, having been to the Heidelberg Camp as well in the last week of August. Main thing I can remember from the Leuven open mat was how well that tip on the pressing armbar from Joey Carta seemed to work. You grab their elbow with your opposite arm and roll it towards you. This immediately tightens their arm right up, meaning the tap is much easier to get. I've been hitting that from guard, from on top, mount, knee on belly, everywhere. As long as they reach their arm up and you can trap it against your head, the pressing armbar is a possibility. Of course, I was mainly rolling with white belts and a couple of blues, plus one purple where it was a pretty slow roll. But still, fun to try. :D

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The open mat was after (and kinda during) my private lesson with Aaron Milam, which I also haven't written up yet but it was PACKED with detail. So far, I've barely worked my way through the first technique, which I drilled a load in Heidelberg. Many, many posts in the works, it will take me a while to catch back up. :)

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