Jumped into jits for the last hour because i'm heading out for a meal on Wednesday night.
Made it in time for 5x7 minute rounds and then some stretching. The stars must've been completely aligned for me tonight because nearly evrything i tried came off and for the first time ever I subbed Hywel who is a solid purple belt (under Karl Tanswell of SBGi).
This guard pass is working a lot for me, get to combat base after opening the guard then take grips inside the knee on both legs, stand up and stagger legs keeping one leg between your opponents. From here step a leg out wide and square off momentarily before mule kicking the leg between your opponents leg up and back then kicking it through to KOB. This is what I used to pass and then I worked for a hand in the collar, but he got to his knees so I spun off and took his back.
I had hand deep in the collar working for a bow and arrow choke, but Hwyel was defending really well. I thought it would be pointless to spin round and try to force it on so instead I opted to try and isolate his left arm (at this point i'm in kind of an s mount), still with one hand deep in the but hoping he'd forget about that and think about the arm. In the end I locked my legs over the top and finished with a cradle choke. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NvOXeqKhGo
Now not trying to gloat here, Hywel has tapped me out a million times before, but this for me is a milestone.
The more I relax the better my jiujitsu. Wooosah!