If it’s before noon, it’s early morning in the Lex Fridman brain.
Ray and I got on the mat at Osagame to do a little training. Turned out to be a good two hours. Here’s a few clips from that session.
I asked Ray about a couple of issues that I’ve been running up against:
- Defending the sweep from De La Riva guard
- Defending the bull pass from the butterfly guard
- Escaping side control to turtle
- Reguarding to half guard or full guard from turtle
Then we trained. I enjoy (in a sick masochistic way) playing half guard or butterfly guard against Ray, because he makes it very difficult to do anything from either. He stays very low and applies a lot of pressure.
Once he passes, he consistently gets the choke within about a minute. I need to find an answer besides just turtling and then trying to reguard from turtle. The answer probably is just the fundamentals: create space and reguard. Given how tight his game is, this will require a lot of improvement for me.