British Open 2017

Unfortunately, a rerun of my last match at Kleos; same opponent and much the same match. Also unfortunately, this time he got the sub as well — an arm triangle setup from mount that I had little choice but to tap to.

Not much of substance to say this time out. I need to work on my resistance to knee slice passing, in particular avoiding being caught square when I go back into half guard from other guard retention movements. But, in essence, I lost to the better opponent and just need to grind on getting better myself.

One of the nice things about having gone up a belt, however, is that one can afford to be relaxed about the results at this stage. Even on the most optimistic timescale, I’ve got one (more probably two or three) British Opens at blue belt. My time will come. ;->