Finally I got my hand on my new Ishi Belt. It’s not exactly as we discussed since the plan was to make the belt extra heavy to match my previous belt, but the sowing machine jammed after each 10 cm of stitching so we decided to take some of that weight out and opt for a more “normal” belt… Of well, I guess I’ll just have to concentrate on my swing technique for the gauntlet.
Anywho, here’s a proper look at the belt:
Yeah, it’s embroidered… 😀
We had morning BJJ today. Just sparring 3 minute rounds, which for me currently is really fun, since I’ve been feeling that I’m getting too much technique and not enough sparring lately.
In my second to last round my partner went for my legs from stand up, pulling an open guard. I went down with him thinking I’ll stack his legs and pass them. Well… I went down. I got his legs.
But slammed straight on his knee with my solar plexus, knocking the wind out of me.
Next time I’ll try to stack the legs out of the way as well.
This was probably the highlight of my season. No, not probably. This was the highlight of my season.
I spent the last two weeks of the autumn season teaching the hip throw. There are only a few girls in our gym and one of them came to my class for the first time when I start to teach throwing. Well, she learned to technique really well and on the second weeks she did perfect hip throws.
Then after throwing her partner to the floor she turned to me and asked real innocently
Is it wrong that I’m throwing him so high?
I just kinda stared at her for a moment and said: No. And smiled.
Best. Question. Ever.
Seminar week: my master’s last MMA fight, 10 years of Hipko BJJ celebration and graduation day all wrapped into a single day. We even got a new black belt into our gym.
I almost feel sorry for all the guys who got their belts…