- Right forehand-backhand, left forehand-backhand, right forehand-low backhand-forehand, left forehand-low backhand-forehand
- Right forehand-backhand, left forehand-backhand, right forehand-low backhand-forehand, left forehand-low backhand-forehand, right over under post-right forehand-left backhand-right back hand, left over under post-left forehand-right backhand-left backhand
Gi Arm Drag
- Cross collar grip, place freehand on mat, use your ipsilateral leg to move hips offline and pull opponent to the mat. Seatbelt grip and pull them to the rear mount.
- Your opponent grabs your pant leg ipsilateral to your cross collar grip. Place your palm on their wrist and underhook grip their biceps with the opposite (former collar grip hand), while shifting offline, pull their arm.
- Again your opponent grabs the pant legipsilateral to your cross collar grip. Use your ipsilateral hand to grab the superior line of the triceps and pull both at the collar and at the arm.
If your opponents arm doesn’t drag past you but stays across your body, frame and go for oma plata.
From the cross collar and sleeve grip, place your feet in their hips, push back for them to pressure forward. Lift your opponent in the air at the hips with your feet.
- Lift them over the same side shoulder you have sleeve and wrist control. Roll with them to take the mount.
- Drop the leg that has sleeve control laterally, allowing them to rotate into the armbar position.
Today I made an appearance at Goshin Jitsu. I hope to make many more. With the beginners we taught basic footwork, forwards, backwards, to the sides, and the rear 90° pivot. The two stepping drills we worked on:
- Shuffle retreat, switch retreat, 90° pivot
- Circling the mat using any step less than three times in a row, avoiding the blue pads, and trying to catch our team mates
We also introduced kicking, helping each other stretch and turn on the ball of the foot.
With the advanced students, I reviewed the jab range finder I learned at Top Level Gym. This strategy prunes your opponent’s decision tree by throwing the jab, followed by two “range finds” extending the arm and using the palm of the glove to make contact, you step laterally to set-up an outside line. This gives you information, if you cannot reach they are out of range, if you can just reach they can likely be hit by a kick or cross, and if your arm is bent it is likely best to throw a short cross or round knee. If you check their arm and it’s loose you know that it is likely you can push it aside to set up your shot and if they are rigid that they will be more easy to turn.
We did four 2-minute rounds:
- Jab-range find-range find cross
- Jab-range find-range find rear kick
- Jab-range find-range find rear round knee
- Any of the above with the holder feeding different energies.
Defending the “flying” side kick to the knee (seen more often in MMA as of late):
- Step back
- Point the knee
- Drop the lead leg back to evade, land on your toes and return a kick to the head
- Step out 45° and circle step to kick the back of their leg
- On the grip side, bring your shoulder medial and superiorly popping their grip off, inserting your hand inside
- Overhook by grabbing their neck, pivot your shoulders toward midline
Catching kicks with more panache. Step with the kick, overlooking at the ankle, take a half-step back with your rear leg and drop their heel to the palm of your glove. Keep the leg off-line with your body.
- Throw across your body and follow with a kick
- Fake the cross body throw then pull back to the original side and throw their foot this way, follow the a kick
- Pull their leg straight back as you rotate your hips to throw a head kick
- Pull their leg straight back as you throw the round knee to the solar plexus, your free hand goes to their face, step forward and throw the elbow
- Pass their foot to the opposite hand, either step back with your lead leg to reach across their body and trip or step in with your rear leg as you reach across to trip with the contralateral leg to the foot grabbing hand