In my quest to become a legitimate blue belt, I took a little video of my Roll from Monday with teammate Josh. He is a great wrestler, so my goal was to avoid a power double and try to stay active if I was on the bottom. I’ve been doing quite a bit of nogi lately, so I felt a little rusty in the gi.
I feel shitty about the arm bar. I could feel it coming and didn’t do anything to stop it. Arghhh! I don’t care about getting submitted anymore. I know a lot of new BJJers hate getting submitted at class. I was one. But long ago, I stopped caring about that. The only time it bothers me now is when I make a silly mistake, or I see it coming and do nothing to stop it. And it’s not the submission itself that bothers me, but rather the situation that I failed to control. After the reset you’ll see an ok take down and some satisfactory top control. 🙂
If you want to give me a critique, go ahead. Try and keep it to 1 or 2 points. My brain is small.