I haven't been to class on Monday for ages. So it was interesting to see who attended. The regulars were there Yuuki, K and Y-sensei plus Tete. A new white belt also came but did not spar for long because he said he was experiencing shortness of breath. He looked fit enough so I dunno what that was about. Talking of new starters, we have a few. There is even a woman who started which is a rare thing. I think the BJJ gods bang their drums every time that happens. One unlucky guy who just started managed to dislocate his shoulder doing alligator crawls! I didn't know that was possible. Another guy is 47 who has started but F-sensei said he is mainly teaching him self-defence. Oh want to know the word for that in Japanese? Goshin jutsu (護身術）. Basically protect self technique.
I sparred a fair bit. Looked for that wrist lock on the higher belts who get my back and almost got it on K-sensei. Also drop seionage is developing. I go for it all the time. Yuuki was tough as always. I look forward to watching and recording his first competition on Monday. He is entering the open-weight category probably at Master.
Sparring time: 7 x 6 min = 42 mins
Notable moments: transitioning to deep half to get out of bad spots although I still pause before the sweep. Using folding knee passes without having to tell myself to do it.