You have heard the idiom "every dog has its day"? Well today this dog got his day with a modified Triangle Choke. Yes, I’ve hit another mile stone in my development. That leaves Miles, Grayson, and Mark.
Chris is a purple belt that of course I have never tapped out. He is physically smaller then me but, as you guessed, technically "larger" then me. It was the end of class and we were both exhausted. I think that is good because it forces you to work on technique and not use muscle. We slapped hands and the battle was on. Truth be told I was just looking to survive. I had no great aspirations of submitting him. I don’t remember much of the match now. I know I was playing from the bottom most of the time. The longer I was able to foil any submission attempts the better I feel against someone more experienced. After some time I managed to get my guard in. Chris made a few attempts to pass my guard while I was looking for a Compact Arm Bar. It failed and I found my self attempting a Triangle. I got my leg over his neck but couldn’t get his arm free to finish it. Then I realized that I still had his collar opposite my leg. It was working the same way his arm would have if I had the standard Triangle. Chris couldn’t move his arm to block the modified Triangle I had on him, doing so would have given me the standard Triangle I had been working for. Chris later told me the "lights were going out" so he tapped.
I think I’m going to do some practicing of this modified Triangle on my Submission Master Grappling Dummy over the next week. It could really come in handy.
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