First things first… My downstairs neighbor just sent me some homemade green enchiladas!!! Authentic Mexican cooking, not store-bought or restaurant watered down Tex-Mex.
Back to BJJ. When I’m striking, I have the ability to stay very light on my feet and settle my weight in only the fraction of a second it takes to execute a power move. I haven’t seen my self spar in a long time, but people tell me that it doesn’t even look like my feet are touching the ground. It’s a trait common with people who’ve been trained to be fast and agile.
Now, I keep thinking that I can do the same thing from my back in BJJ. But I think some sneaky little green alien creeps into class and puts “Industrial Strength Velcro” on my back. I’ll be moving good, staying light on my back so that I can move quickly, but then suddenly someone goes in for the guard pass and My back sticks to the mat! It’s very frustrating not being able to move like I know I can. There are times that I can stay light on my back and then sweep and transition to being heavy. There is no consistency though.
I guess you can tell my rolling was frustrating today. I just couldn’t stay light and move. I also missed another triangle today. I was working the open guard and all of a sudden I hear Chris say, “Triangle!” I reply, “Where?” like it’s a bird or something flying by. *grumbles bad words at self* Needless to say I spent a LOT of time with my back stuck to the mat in side control today.
On the positive side, Chris said that I’ve almost got a sweep in there. I consistently get my legs in almost the right place at almost the right time. He said that Johnny is really good at that sweep. Sorry Johnny, I’m going to be a pest next week!