Introducing the Guard (diary entry)

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After a layoff my client returned for the eighth hour of his Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting course. Due to the time off, my client has decided to book me in for an additional 10 hours when this course finishes. Clients typically add on two extra hours to a basic 10 hour course due to the sophistication of this discipline. Tonight we revised previous material with the exception of escaping pins and focused on the closed guard.


We began with a series of ground-centric warm-up exercises. This included bear crawls, monkey crawls, lizard crawls, jump overs, sit-outs, seal crawls, jumping press-ups, snaking/shrimping, side-winding, upa bridges, arm-bar leg raises and triangle leg raises. We then revised the pin transition drill. This was done from both sides and then put under mild pressure.

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