I thought tonights session was going to kill me.
Nothing too out of the ordinary other than my need to lose weight so i guess I'm pushing myself harder.
Started with the usual warm up, followed by some stand up drills.
We ran over a guard pass and a cool choke then onto sparring. Same as the last few sessions, bur pees if you win, bur pees if you loose haha.
For some reason I was really struggling with getting enough air. We did 4 round of that before the guys fighting at the London Open, myself included now, did six minute rounds. Three minutes stand up, Three ground. I seemed to get rushed a lot on the feet, some how managing to scramble on a half guard. I really need to feel more confident jumping guard. Maybe it was just the wrong sparring partner, anytime either of us had a grip I was rushed to the ground.
By the time we got to the three on the floor i was shattered. Only managing to scramble guard on and try a few sweeps. I managed to get top position for a bit but just got stuck there.
Need to start warming up my neck properly, last few sessions I have ended up cracking it at some point, whether through someone squeezing my head trying to submit, being stacked or from a sloppy shoot. I always panic a little with my neck.
Managed to get some more patches on my Keiko Raca gi
Was planning on hitting a judo class tomorrow but I'm feeling pretty battered so I may just go for a swim. Maybe next week, I'll have to see how I feel.