Tapping the big guy on his first day

I try to keep my macho posturing fairly subtle here, but it’s such a quintessential early martial arts training experience I’m going to record it.

We had a bunch of new people this evening. Including a six foot two plus guy, who I’d guess was about a decade younger and had fifteen kilos on me. Who I was able to keep in guard and then omoplata. Which felt pretty good.

Of course, I then got overconfident, hung onto a kimura from bottom for too long, and ended up in side control at the buzzer. So it goes.