I realized while driving home yesterday after class, that Saturdays (as long as they’re not Smackdowns) are pretty easy. I don’t think I would have said that 4 months ago, they’re not so bad. Even double dipping on the regular class + the fundamentals class isn’t so bad. It must mean I’m becoming conditioned to this use (abuse?!).
Strange class yesterday. Big, I think I counted 17. Maya got awarded her blue/white belt at the start of class. We also had 3 new guys taking their freebie class. After we did our warm up and stretching…Damian assigned us partners for a little Sidecontrol 101 (the last part of our usual warm up)..and there’s only 2 left. The third guy must of ducked out at some point and no one noticed!
Class was more posture & grip work from guard. We concentrated on a arm wrap that leads to a elbow or shoulder lock. I was paired up with Bob, who I’ve never seen before, but is a 2 stripe white belt. Apparently coming off of a long break away. Seemed like a nice guy, but I could tell he was rusty.
At the end of class, Damian called out Luke and Brandon, and had them go for 5 minutes with all of us watching. They went the distance, but Luke would have won on points. Damian’s never done this before, I think it was an “advertisement” for the competitions coming up.
I slacked off and didn’t do my pushups for Week 6 Day 3 (c). First time I didn’t. I’m going to redo Week 6 as compensation, and then retest next Sunday. Goal: 60