We gave the girls a choice of free rolling/drilling time or techniques. A majority opted for technique. The request was for triangle techniques, so Kat Gibson (RGA) and myself went over some basics of the triangle and and a variety of setups. We then moved on to timed sparring rounds for a good hour, before winding down with some free-rolling time, to give the girls time to discuss techniques and spar a little more.
Honourable mention has to go out to Susan Mansfield who won her division in Saturday’s women-only BJJ competition and to Zsuzsi Carneiro de Moura who, totally new to BJJ, came along to the open mat, ‘borrowed a gi and got stuck straight in to techniques and sparring’. That’s what it’s all about!
Stay tuned for details of our Q3 Open Mat which will be announced shortly.