Upper back and shoulder massage then physio on right shoulder, working on ROM then stretches.
This was a quiet class (8 or 9) and except for Ian (4 stripe brown) and Tyrone (15 yo 4 stripe green) everybody else was a white belt and relatively new to the mat with the exception of a couple of guys with about 6 months nogi experience and nobody was over 70kg...
Warm-up - Jogging, rolls, handstands, cartwheels, shrimping, bridges and hip matrix.
Tecniques - Straight leg lock. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...3975820&ref=mf
Key points, execute on side with hips off the mat.
Leg lock defense - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...5015820&ref=mf
- Key points, stop opponent from putting foot on the hip and twist knee to the outside to get your heel out. Escape to mount.
Leg lock counter attacks - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...6945820&ref=mf
out of the 3 here I prefered the first knee crank.
Open guard pass to KOB - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...9560820&ref=mf
- Key points, Chest pressure, hand on top of thigh and mule kick.
Nearside armbar variation - http://www.facebook.com/video/video....1145820&ref=mf
This is a pretty cool variation but tough to explain the execution and main points.
Baseball bat choke from KOB - http://www.facebook.com/leon.robotha...1865820&ref=mf
Key points, get hands together in baseball grip and get your elbow off their shoulder toward the mat. Finish in north south.
Same as above but has counter when opponent stops the hips - http://www.facebook.com/leon.robotha...2845820&ref=mf
Key points, slide knee across arm then finish as above.
Sparring - because of the relative levels of exoerience on the mat I wasn't pushed on the mats, but instead I used this time to work on some techniques and to help the newer guys out. For some reason I kept getting a head and arm triangle when transitioning from either KOB or side control to mount. I always look to get an underhook and a low KOB, the typical reaction by some of the higher ranks is to get to their sides and from here I can work to threaten the far side armbar, kimura or to take the back. with the newer guys they left their arm hangin or started waving it about so i'd transition to mount and sink in the head and arm. I played from the bottom for every roll and worked on my butterfly guard because it was a good chance to work some sweeps and grips that i've been playing with.
To top the roll off I got a chance to roll with GB Newcastle's black belt instructors son Tyrone. Tyrone is 15 years old weighs 67kg is a 4 stripe green belt and has been rolling since he was 4!! It was a really technical roll with absolutely no use of strength and it was awesome. To roll with a kid that young and that experienced is simply humbling, although I didn't get subbed and never subbed him when i passed guard and got to a good position he was out and attacking within an instant. I was breathing pretty hard afterwards haha.