Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday open mat brought 2 world champions to my gym - Emily Kwok and Valerie Worthington.
I was really happy to be able to do 2 10-minute rounds with each of them, no-gi, as Emily and I are both getting ready for the no-gi Pan Ams in NY in 2 weekends (Oct 3rd and 4th). Both are always fun to roll with, and they both open up and move a lot without being careless at all.
I also got to roll briefly with Paul (fun) and Ben (tough!), along with my students, including Dax and Chrissy. I may have had a few more 10-minute rounds in there I'm omitting, but overall it was a very productive day of training.
Monday night saw a new student sign up at Revolution. Awesome. The new location should start paying big dividends soon with the student base. Kimura month continues...