today was my last day of hard grappling. Next week is rest week since i fight that saturday. I still train til sunday but only workouts not fighting after tomorrow.
Well i ran 3 1/2 miles. Then i was going to do the kickboxing class but i decided to wait and train jiu jitsu.
My main sparring partner came in. He is my weight class but is ranked number 2 in blue belts jiu jitsu in arizona in my weight class. He beats me about 70% of the time. We are both about 126 pounds. He is 5 foot 4 im 5 foot 6.
We decided to do a fight where we dont stop until someone is either asleep or gives up.
We fought hard for about an hour straight. I broke my little toe on my left foot. Then i fracture (i think) my middle knuckle on my left hand.
We kept fighting. Eventually he got on my back and was choking me. I kept fighting it. Got it his legs off from around me and escaped.
He put me in a triangle choke. I picked him up and slammed him. He let go enough for me to slip out. I got on top and was trying to bend his arm in a straight arm lock. He fought out and swept me over. i went for a sweep back and he passed my guard and was on top of me.
We fought that position for a while.We were both exhausted since this was about 45 minutes in. I eventually recoved my guard and had my legs around him again.
I faked a triangle choke and ended up sliding behind and taking his back.
I sunk in the choke after a hand position battle.
My arms felt like jello by now. 50 minutes or so in the fight.
We fought and fought and fought. I couldnt finish the choke but he couldnt get away.
He rolled to his knees.
I flattened him out.
Squeezed with all my strength i had left.
He started passing out. He tapped right before he totally fell asleep.
Felt good. Hand is swollen, toe is broken, can barely stand. But i won that match.
today was a hard jiu jitsu practice. we went through every position you could be put in and had to fight out of it. i got paired with a fairly new person (i am a blue belt. been doing jiu jitsu 2 1/2 years almost every day. im actually decent.) because he wanted me to help them out. it was tiring but fun.
then we did something called shark and bait. thats where someone goes in the middle of the room and fights each person one and a time until he goes through everyone. then the next person goes in the middle and fights each person again. i did good. again it was exhausting.
i didnt do the workout class afterwards today. i got my ribs squeezed pretty good in one of my matches and my kidney area is still really sore.
again this isnt actually day 11. just the 11th day that something interesting happened. or training was good. or something noteworthy.
today i did the mma workout. all arms today. was tiring as hell. i just got a tetanus shot which is required for mma fighting so i was super sore already.
then we sparred for about an hour. i went back to my old gameplan of going for the takedown. i got beat up a lot going for it today but i did manage to get a few takedowns on the bigger guys. even got an armbar off and won a match.
then i focused on footwork for a little while. god i make a lot of mistakes.