Jiu-Jitsu Letter


After a round, my partner and I spent a few minutes talking about my failed submission attempt. It was an arm triangle from mount. I had set it correctly, but got impatient. I dismounted to finish from side, and that allowed him to use the “hug his leg and sit up” counter, which usually doesn’t work. I transitioned to a no-gi ezekiel, but couldn’t finish it. I should’ve stayed in full mount.

Since that day, I’ve been spending more time practicing the finish from mount.

The sparring round is important. There’s no substitute for time on the mat. But spending time after a round to discuss it with your partner is almost always going to add to what you can learn.

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