We learned a sweep from side mount to side mount - as in, if someone is holding you in side mount, you can switch to holding them in side mount. It all made sense at the time, but it slipped away from me, as so many things do. The part that stuck was the part where you can have your shoulders against your opponent's thighs while they are on their knees (possibly with their chest on your back?), you reach between their thighs, grab their pant leg and pull while pushing with your shoulder. Suddenly, they are flat on their back while you claim side mount. Here's what it looks like:
|Here I am, going for a leg|
|Now I've got the leg, and I'm grabbing the pant leg, while pushing with my shoulder|
It all makes perfect sense now, right??? Anyway, I've gotten a lot of mileage out of reaching in and grabbing a pants leg, pushing with my shoulders and suddenly not being on the bottom.
|Thumbs up for not being on the bottom!|
It was a great visit, even if it didn't all sink in. Their warm-up is a LOT faster paced than ours has been - nothing new, and probably even shorter distances for the run and drills, but I really had to hustle to keep from getting run over. I made the mistake of mentioning this to my instructor, and guess who's hustling a lot now??? I've taken to doing bear crawls around the living room on my off days so that I won't be humiliated when we have to do them in class. Ugh! I like to think that it's harder because I'm so short, and it probably is, but I think it would be a lot easier if I were just in better shape. Speaking of being short, look how shrimpy I look standing under Master Traven!