Yesterday’s Pain in the Parking Lot was the last day of intense physical preparation, and today was the last day of intense training before I compete in the Northwest Submission Challenge. I am physically and mentally spent, yet content. Yesterday’s workout consisted of two sets of seven grueling stations, trying to tear a phone book, and then flipping Big Bertha 144 times.
Today, I rolled with a few buddies. It felt close to competition speed, and I did decent. I won some, lost some, and learned a bit. Right before I went, I was surfing Aesopian’s website (a good jiu-jitsu resource) and rediscovered the D’arce (Brabo) choke. Corey has showed me this more than once, but I haven’t used it for a while. Well, I read up and actually hit this one today a couple times. The image below is from Aesopian’s website, so hopefully he doesn’t smash my site, sue, or kick my ass for copyright infringement.