There were lots of heavy guys tonight. I just concentrated on open guard, spider lasso hook. The first spar was with Asushi and towards the end as I passed his guard and reverse knee on belly his foot came up and his big toe went bang right into my mouth. It was a goddamn queasy moment. It also busted my lip open - it took a while to stop it bleeding too. I don't know how I am gonna go out and pick up chicks with my fat lips now. Shussei later on gave me some advice about the baseball bat choke from top and I also asked him about far side armbar from KoB and how to prevent them pummeling in. He told me to monkey grip around their shoulder rather than their elbow and keep my own shoulder tight to theirs.
Some things I need to work on are:
- A better defense to knee sliding pass instead of just knee shield
- My slide under side escape, I need to extend my arm more and get my head out onto their ribs
- Do not let go of grip after sweeping from standard spider guard
Sparring time: 8 x 6 mins = 48 mins