Monday, 13 July 2009

13/07/09 - Back training!

Howdy everyone!

Today, i re-started my training after an exams/injury layoff, and had some real fun, although didn't accomplish what i'd set out to accomplish.

The evening started a bit early: i turned up at the gym, changed into my Gi at the start of the Muay Thai lesson, before Jez made me aware there were odd numbers, so i thought i may aswell take part. A word to the wise: you get hot fairly quickly training muay thai in a gi! The jacket came off fairly quickly, i can assure you.

The class covered mainly punching technique: starting with working on a jab-cross to warm up, defending the hooks, then moving into slightly more exotic techniques with the livershot-left hook combo, some uppercuts, knees, then some clinch work.
Clinch work i always find is pretty fun: there's an element of controlling the opponent that is almost always different with different body types and people's abilities.

The BJJ class started soon after the Muay Thai warmdown, with an emphasis on standup techniques.

Lee showed a throw from standing in a situation where you have an overhook, then almost giving that up to switch to wrist control, then an almost-sacrifice like throw which seemed more effective than first impressions seemed.

When this option failed, Lee then showed a setup from the failure of this technique: if the opponent simply postures up, this gives both the right angle, opportunity and momentum to catch a double leg takedown.

All in all, a good session, although my cardio was a bit of a disappointment: although, after a layoff, i'm pleased at my first night back.

Tomorrow is the debut of the Team Ryu Tuesday daytime class: hopefully see you all there!


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