Amputee in BJJ

So I am going to start a new post series. Amputee in BJJ, it is mostly going to be a range log of my training in BJJ, with what we worked on if anything, and any observations I have about the sport. I will start off with today’s class.

Since lately I’ve been shooting on Saturday (yes, I forgot to do range logs), so this is one of the few times I went to a Saturday class and it was rather full. After rolling for a while we worked on countering the side mount escape. For the most part it works fine on one side, But on my other side where I had to post my residual limb, it doesn’t work. Thankfully one of the black belts was able to show me an alternate counter that will work even with my lack of ability to post my leg. It is sort of weird to describe, but it is very similar except you press the knees together instead of posting out. I don’t have as many options, but the one I have is usable.

We also worked on another move. I don’t know the name. Starting in mount, you wrapped your leg around the back of the person’s neck. And using that you can press into an arm bar, flip over do a choke, or any number of submissions involving the shoulder. I obviously could only do it on one side. I also had issues locking in the triangle.

Anyways that is it for today. I am not sure if I am going to do it as I do a class, or if I will round them up for the week and do it all in one post. I am leaning toward doing it once a week. I have a shooting update that I’ve been procrastinating about. I am hoping to get that up in the next day or two.

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