My old log's not full, but I feel like I'm starting over so I thought I'd start over. (Old log http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_boxing_fighting_mma_combat/pch2s_adventures_1?id=2346396&pageNo=34 ) If you're not used to me, I tend to ramble in my log, you've been warned.
I feel like my BJJ technique is coming along well, but I'm not comfortable in my skin and think some accountability is a good idea. The people in my life are way too forgiving, and you all tend to have just enough asshole in you to keep me on par. Currently I'm a chunkster, and I really need to do is keep track of what I eat, and find my way back into the gym. Also, writing about how rolling felt helps me realise what I need to work on.
Currently for BJJ I'm doing gi on M,W,TH,Sa and no-gi on Tu,Su. For the last month I've been doing MT once a week, but I don't know how I feel about it. I'm also taking a pole dancing class once a week, it's not really a workout at this point just an hour of me realizing how not coordinated I am. Since this is combat sports you know most of it is learning technique which is mentally taxing, but I only roll hard for maybe 30 min a day.
So yesterday was no gi BJJ. The class isn't at my regular school, but at an MMA school, the guys are all pretty green. They have good/ok wrestling, but almost no submissions so it gets interesting. We did escapes from side control; where you oompa and recover guard and where you turtle and go for a single.
The guy I was working with was a wrestler so as I tried to turtle he sprawled on me immediately with all his weight. I haven't had anyone do that to me while drilling and initially couldn't get to my knees, it turns out that you really need to keep one leg up to create a frame and keep him completely off of you. It was the highlight detail of the day.
After class I rolled with a guy from my regular school, he kept sitting up in closed guard and then I'd push him out of frustration and he'd get my arms. I just need to be patient there. Then I rolled with two girls, but it was their second class so it just turned into questions.
I drilled the scissor sweep, and a guard open. I've been leaning forward during my opens and then they easily break my posture, so lately I've been focusing on moving laterally to make my legs light enough to stand. For the scissor sweep I keep getting thread passed and it's because my top leg is being collapsed since I forget to angle it upward into their chest.
I've got BJJ tonite, and am going to fit some sort of cardio in before.