I woke up at 4 am this morning because jiu-jitsu was whizzing through my brain at light speed. Perhaps my brain just overloaded in my sleep and forced me to wake as it was compartmentalizing my thoughts and ideas on techniques. Apparently this happens for other fighting arts such as boxing. Funnily it never happened when I did Karate. This leads me to wonder if it's a phenomenon related to fighting arts that are alive or have live sparring.
Training last night was enjoyable. I did not get mown over by some guys who usually go right through me. During sparring I tried to focus on posture as much as possible. Many of the time I got caught or put in a bad spot was when I had not maintained good posture. During a stacking pass I tried to keep my skeletal structure in good alignment and achieved a successful pass. In a purple belt's closed guard I kept my posture strong and used a frame on my arms and remained safe from his attacks but he eventually got me with a hip bump after tricking me with a combination.
I am still weak against defending chokes and getting the opponent off me when I am turtled. Perhaps I should work on this. Ah, frustrating, there are so many thing to improve.
Sparring time: 6 x 6 mins = 36 mins
Notable moments: Lots of successful escapes from mount, side and back.