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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Class Log: Feb. 21 -- Arm Bar, Choke Series from Guard, Throw Combination

Team:

Excellent work on the mats this afternoon. Instructor Scott worked us out really hard this afternoon, particularly us folks who are competing in the tournament!

Modified Arm Bar (from Guard)

The arm bar set-up from guard is similar to the arm drag series we've worked in previous classes. You reach across your opponent's body with your right arm and grip his tricep from underneath. Make sure the wrist of the arm you attack is under your armpit to ensure a tight lock.

The arm bar is worked like the basic lock from there. Once you've locked this in, the risk of your opponent escaping is minimal; however, if you feel his energy coming into you (or stacking you) then you can always transition to his back or perform a sweep.  

Loop Choke (from Guard)

Here's a good video on how to perform the loop choke off an attempted scissor's sweep:


Throw Series

The series of throws we worked in class today were what Professor Heredia covered during November's training camp in Louisville. Here's a video of the series...the combination comes in at the 1:12 mark.

Tournament Class -- Noon Tomorrow

Don't forget that we'll be holding a tournament class tomorrow at noon at SCMA. Come ready to work hard for two hours. Start standing, work to the ground, establish position, work for the submission.

Repeat.

Next Sunday, March 1, we'll travel to our sister school, Louisville Martial Arts Academy, for an all-hands tournament class from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This will be a great experience and we're looking forward to training with their team as we all prepare for the March 28 tournament in Louisville at Hoops.

Click here for more information on the tournament.

See you all on the mat -- tomorrow!

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