There were no white belts last night during class but we worked on breaking the closed guard and moving to passing immediately. Some guy came to watch the class. I heard K-sensei assuring him that we have a few over 40 year olds at our gym who do well. I wish we have more new starters. It's just that BJJ appears to be a rough and tumble martial art to get into and many Japanese think it is the same as Judo, and that's only for shaven-headed cauliflower-eared teenagers right?
Sparring was ok-ish. It's the least I can expect after taking time off. I got battered around a lot. I continue to go for x-guard and deep half though and hate it when I end up using closed guard. It is so static but against a strong opponent it gives me a chance to stall them. I need to work on better attacks from the closed guard against a strong opponent.
Sparring time: 6 x 6 mins = 36 mins
Notable moments: Doing different X-guard sweeps that worked really well.
Focused on: Breathing and being calm in bad positions