Coach Mark was recovering from a cold (just like me!) and didn’t participate much in the class. He got us started running around the mat and then turned the warmup over to TJ. We did basic stretching and then we just rolled.
I noticed there were a bunch of kids in the class. Skyler and Aiden, Desi, Joshua and some other guy I didn’t recognize.
My first roll was with Tom, the new blue belt. He went real easy on me and I was able to get good positions on him.
Next I rolled with coach Greggo, whose open guard I was unable to pass. He was able to wreck me consistently.
Next I rolled with Dave, who worked me hard.
After that, I had to take a round off.
I rolled with Matt and showed him a couple of side control bottom techniques to try.
I took another round off.
I rolled with Cosmo, who kneed me on the top of the head and submitted me twice.
I rolled with Andrew, and we had a good, even, competitive roll. I twisted my ankle a little but didn’t stop.
I found I was getting to turtle instead of having my guard passed, which is a huge improvement over previous rolls. Now I need to learn a bunch more stuff to do from turtle, because the stuff I knew how to do was super ineffective when I was planted to the ground with the top guy’s weight.