Rigan spent nearly 4 hours covering a number of open guard sweeps and some great movement drills to accompany the bevy of sweeps. His control of a room and insight into technique holds me in awe every time I share the mat with Rigan! For the past 6 years I have been blessed with getting on the mat to train under Rigan in some format or another, and his quick drilling method is genius.
|Black belt level drawing!|
The afternoon session was a bit more laid back and zen like with Prof. Roger leading the group of 90+ through a simple warm up that foreshadowed the fundamental movements we were to be using the rest of the day. Properly and intelligently pulling guard and working from the head to head position was the overall theme I would have to say. Then as if we were not blown away enough, Roger taught a few of his own personal favorite attacks to the turtle, as well as two reversals to the reverse scarf hold half guard. Great stuff!!
Rest easy mi amigo's as tomorrow we spend the morning with the Wizard himself... Jean Jacques! I want to thank my partner Rick "The Mauler" Monce and everyone involved with the camp. The energy and good vibes created with so many like minded individuals who get together to share one common goal, to train and use BJJ as a vehicle to better our bodies, minds, and spirit, cannot be described in words!