This one was for a great cause, too – helping Livia fund her trip to the 2013 World Championships in LA.
A physio visit and week off training had settled my back, and since I wouldn’t be full on rolling I figured it could cope!
I learnt my lesson when I woke up in pain the next morning .. but oh well.
Dan Shaw and Lachlan Giles took this one at Absolute, we went through an attack series from closed guard and did some lasso spider guard. All very impressive, and I kind of had the hang of things by the end, when I wasn’t muddling my left and rights.
The guys were cool with us filming them going over everything again, too – and Dan also posted some vids of the moves on Facebook for us later, so hopefully I’ll be able to start drilling some things when I get back on the mat.
A couple of pearls of wisdom I took away from this sesh – Break Grips and Move Your Hips!
“Jiu Jitsu is a grip fight, whoever gets good grips will win, so get your grips and work on what technique you can get off that grip.”
Meantime it has been another week off jits for me, I did drop by my gym for a class, just to watch. Have some back exercises to do three times a day, and I’m hopeful it’s not too long until I return to training.