Against all expectations, I showed up early for once in my life. Caught a quick roll with a slightly winded Richard (blue), who had just finished rolling with this monstrous new blue belt. Used some of Andy's guard passes, and passed to side, then quickly to north south. Went around to the other side, and somehow managed to secure mount, but I don't remember how. Set up technical mount and secured the arm, but couldn't break his grips. Made two attempts to finish, but Richard pulled off a very savvy escape. We basically called it there as class was about to start.
Guard pass: I got swept by some of Vaughn's excellent movement from guard. Hit a hip bump sweep and maybe a pendulum sweep, but i don't remember on whom. Ended up sweeping Cue (purple), but i think he was playing light. He swept me easily later.
Vaughn taught tonight. It was potentially his last class with us as he is moving home soon, and I know I will be very sad to see him go. Learned so much from that guy in such a short time, and its always a pleasure just to be around people who are as enthusiastic and excited about BJJ as he is. He showed a triple attack from the mount.
Setup: Grab left sleeve with left hand. Pull straight back, as if doing a seated row. Once arm is extended, grab over the elbow on the FAR SIDE of the arm, pull it over the body, then fall on top of it, putting your weight o it. Reach around the back of the guys head with left hand, grab the guys wrist. Pull the wrist and push on top of the elbow with other hand to bring the guy to his side. Sit high up on him, keeping the knee to the back of his head and other foot tight to his chest.
From here: You have the arm bar, the normal gi choke, and the choke i don't know the name for where you put your underhook arm behind his head. For the normal gi choke. Get a cross collar grip with the arm underneath his head, i.e. his right collar, and grip on other collar with other hand. Pull down toward his belly with that hand, and towards the ground with the other. Switch posture to very erect (huh huh), ans shrug shoulders upward for the tap.
Rolls: First got Henry (Blue) again. More of the same. Hard to break him down, and increasingly difficult to pass his guard. Got mount at one point i think, but he quickly reversed me. Need to work with him more, as finding away to be at his hips will help me a lot.
Last roll. Went with Jeff, a white belt close to my size who i actually remember from when I first started training at school. I remember him being good, and he said he'd trained before, so i figured I'd give him a roll. Went for an armbar from mount, but he bumped me off and I pulled guard. Got him with an armbar from mount, a triangle and a guillotine counter to a single leg. Good roll, but I was probably still keyed up from trying to work on Henry and went a bit hard. Buuuut... this guy stepped on my glasses back in the day and I had to pay for 'em, so I don't feel too bad.
After class, worked on some open guard stuff with Henry and Richard. My thugs Andy and Charlie both skipped tonight, so I didn't get my traditional post-class working over, but that's okay.