Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Training report: Tomoe Nage, guard sweep and sit up guard

The throw of the week was Tomoe nage. It is great throw to use when you can fake a guard pull and
end up throwing your opponent instead.

Guard sweep is rewarded by 2 points under IBJJF rules.

The sit up guard is the continuation of the de la riva guard which is great when your opponent is trying to control your non de la riva hook. Just like the de la riva guard, you rely on grips (such as belt, lapel or belt). But unlike the de la riva guard, your back is off the mat making this guard a lot more dynamic as it is lot easier to complete the single leg takedown if you choose too once your opponent is putting his weight back to avoid the sweep.

The club will be open for class on public holiday Anzac Day from 6 pm as usual.

Topic for the week will be Kouchi Gari, Top half guard pass, spider guard.

Please note that the BJJ regional competition is on Saturday 13 May and we will also go to the new Yakitori restaurant in Auckland to celebrate.

Graduation for semester 1 will be held on Thursday 1 June. We can wear any gi color for the event and there will be no expansive seminar.