First tap

Discussion in 'Celebrations!' started by aikiMac, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Got my first tap tonight in BJJ class! :D

    Been there about 2 months. Just a couple classes ago I tapped 4 times in a 5-min roll, and that's usually how it goes. Seldom do I survive the entire roll without tapping.

    But tonight -- tonight I got a newbie. And he felt different. "Hey, I actually feel space. I should pull his arm this way. Hey, his balance isn't right. [sweep to mount] Hey, his elbows are up. He's letting me get high mount. ... Hey, I can arm bar this guy! I've seen this position before!"

    First victory is so sweet. :D
     
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  2. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    It’s always nice to see progress
     
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  3. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Congratulations! Here's to many more! :D
     
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  4. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    That's awesome! It must feel great to feel that progress applied in practice :)
     
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  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Congratulations!

    Which sweep? From which guard??
     
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  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    I pulled him into full guard, and then with a 2-on-1 grip I pulled his arm across my body with the intent to look for an arm bar or triangle. But instead he collapsed onto me too much, so I just rolled to that side -- he had no arm with which to post, so it was easy to flip my hips in that direction. :)
     
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  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Like a super simple pendulum /flower sweep without opening the guard, nice!!
     
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