I put this in my BCC training log but I thought I would share with the generall Bullshido community (although no one may care, but I do) about going to the dark side last night.
I had a credit for a cancelled seminar here www.kombatarts.com and decided instead of a refund I would try out some of their stuff starting with BJJ.
So for once my back wasn't hurting and I had time so I grabbed my stuff and went to the Thursday night class.
I show up there and put on my Gi.
The instructor showed some ways of sinking in a RNC, good stuff. Not that different from what I already knew but with some emphasis on hands and head positioning and stuff which was good. It's the small subtleties I am lacking so this is pretty much what I want.
Then we rolled.
Did I mention it was a no Gi class - so like a dork there I am in a Gi, me an one other guy. Anyways I start from inside someones guard. i pass the guard get side controll start on some hammer loacks and then get the full mount.
He's not waering a Gi.
THEN I realize that all my techniques from here involve starting with a sliding collar choke and switching into an arm bar. No gi on my oppenent no collar no choke no arm bar.
So I go back to side control, get swept and now he's mounted on me. No big deal I know some good sweeps.
Except that I use the Gi for most of them. Grabbing the collar, belt and pant leg. No Gi so I am screwed.
Eventually near the end I was starting to figure out what to do without the Gi. however this was a huge eye opener for me on how much I depend upon the Gi for most of my techniques.
Anyways that's my story.
Next week Muay Thai here I come.