Had a great roll last night. Stayed for both classes but skipped kick boxing and did BJJ both times because there was an even number for stand-up and Carlos wanted to work with anyone willing. I try not to pass up rolling with Carlos - he is my size but an extremely talented brown belt. It is very different rolling with a guy in my weight class versus my instructor, Mr. Kevin Synan. Kevin is a big, strong, guy and even though he never uses strength against me, I have trouble hitting moves because of the scale.
Frequently when I roll with higher belts I hit that moment of pause. This is the time when they stop for a second and are clearly telling me (without words) "hey, there's something completely obvious staring you right in the face and I'm going to let you go for it". The times I see what they are giving me feel great, the times I don't make me want to train more.
Emily, aka momonthemat.com, aka Mrs. Lemos, stayed for the first class but I didn't get to watch her. I have be careful when we work together because I tend to give too much advice. In reality, she does quite well on her own and gets most of her real advice from Christy Synan.
It is cool having a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family. Frequently one us will say "put your kimono top for a second, I want to try something" and we have an impromptu session on the living room floor.