Todd, one of the three black belts at my school, began running a series of morning classes many months ago. Todd’s a funny guy, and I’m glad I finally got off my lazy ass and made it to his class this morning. I had thought that it was a “Guard Drills” class, but I think it’s more of a general gi class now.
We worked what to me seemed like a modified X-guard sweep. It’s pretty slick and seems like a logical next step off of a tripod sweep. I’ll see if I can get that to work for me.
Todd’s as mellow as ever. The class was pretty small, which is cool, allowing for a lot of individual attention. Seven people, including Todd, myself, Bobi and Doug (both much more experienced purple belts than I), a couple of tough blue belts and a tough white belt who came to us after training in Judo for a while.
Overall, I’m tired. My conditioning is crap, but I had a good time and hope to make this a regular gig if I can’t make the afternoon class. There’s a nogi class on Saturday mornings I might try to get to as well.
Congrats to all of Jeff Hougland’s guys who fought last night at the Rumble on the Ridge XVII at the Snoqualmie Casino. Three guys fought and they all won. Ian the Mule pulled a win by guillotine in his pro debut.