- Cauliflower ear
- Trying to train in headgear so that the new cauliflower ear would heal up eventually.
- One of my contacts fell out half way through training. Couldn’t find it.
- Because of allergies my eyes were itching and nose was stuffed.
- Only 4 hours of sleep the night before.
Okay now I will put my teddy bear and pink kleenex box down.
The no-gi training at night at BJJ United was solid as always. Hard warm up, and fast-paced technical drills for the first half hour.
One of the things Wilson Reis had us drill was the re-shot double. When the opponent shoots in for a double, you stop them with hooks and explosively lift them up a level to create the space for a re-shot of a double of your own. I really like this idea of shooting in on the opponent even if he shoots first. Usually, I sprawl and look to come around to the back, but if his shot is not low enough (or committed enough), then this is a great option.
Here’s a video of Dan Gable teaching a similar re-shot technique. Instead of lifting your opponent, in this case, he waits for the opponent to come back up on his own: