Defence from the Guard (diary entry)

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Monday’s lesson covered the hip bump sweep, the Kimura from guard, the scissor sweep and we started the arm-bar. This is the penultimate hour of their 10 hour course.

The warm-up consisted of several solo ground-fighting exercises before the two lockdown partners performed their first fully resistant exercise. This was a type of long-guard game where one tries to touch the others head whilst the other fights from their back, using their legs to keep them away. It serves as a good introduction to the dynamic of using the guard and trying to pass the guard.

We then went through the basic techniques from closed guard as described above.

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