|Posted: 10 August 2007 at 21:02 | IP Logged
Had the MMA lesson last night.
We spent the first part of the lesson working on take downs - double leg and single leg. Admittedly, this is probably the most useless thing for me to learn at the moment as the last place I want to be in a fight is on the ground!
We then went through some submissions - knee bar and another one which I don't know the name of, from side control you come up with one knee on opponents stomach and strike to the face then back to side control, repeat a few times the on another repeat, you switch knees and step all the way around so you are sitting on your opponents stomach, grab the back of their neck and pull up until you get the submission.
Then for the last part of the lesson we did some sparring.
I had a go with one guy, as I guessed I did well while the fight was stand up, I was able to land punches and kicks and wasn't troubled by my opponents strikes but he didn't let the fight stay standing up for long and easily took me down. Once on the ground I didn't stand a chance and he arm bared me continually!
The only time I gave him any trouble on the ground was when he took me down I managed to get an arm round his neck so I was on the bottom, but I had him in a head lock. I tried to choke him, but didn't have my arm in far enough but I was stopping him from doing anything else.
It was a good lesson and I have more bruises and scratches to add to my collection!