well, thursday i had my 2nd session with my trainers. we trained for about 3 hours. did good bit of stretching before we started as we did last time. did some rolling at first . After that we drilled on a couple of different takedowns. after we drilled the takedowns, we did some grappling. four 3 minute rounds. needless to say with absolutely no grappling experience what so ever i did pretty decent.
all my take downs got stuffed because i shot from too far out. first round i was grappling with a guy thats got 10 years wrestling over me as well as 20-25 pounds. 1st round i got submitted a couple times through out the round, but was able to get out of multiple submissions as well as swept my trainer and got into some dominant positions and into my guard, unfortunately didnt do nothing with it but hey ya gotta start somewhere.
Felt pretty good after that, not too winded @ all. 2nd round started a little differently lol. i was grappling with a martials arts expert thats been doing Karate , wrestling and other grappling and martial arts for 20 years. needless to say i shot in for a takedown on him , forgot to keep my head straight , went to his left and fell victim to a guillotine choke like 6 seconds into the round. after that choke was when i started to gas and petered out quickly.
The next 2 rounds, i started on my trainers back with my hooks in and grappled from there, from where i was gassed after the 2nd round i couldnt do a whole hell of a lot, although i didnt get submitted as much and was able to pass to the mount a few times in these 2 rounds, i was pretty well gassed. these 2 rounds i defended well against the armbar, americana , and rear naked. i beleive in these rounds i was submitted only once in each round.
The trainers said they liked my takedowns when we drilled them. said my technique wasnt there yet but i had excellent agression in the takedowns and didnt quit and followed through untill i had them down. i dont think i did too bad either considering they each had over 10 years in wrestling and martial arts and being bigger and stronger than me.
Now its saturday and my whole body is sore as hell even after all the stretching and showers. feel worse then yesterday lol. The sport of MMA is really hard to train in and you take a good beating training for it, alot of people couldnt do this, but fortuantely I am enjoying every minute of the 1 on 1 training and drilling that i am receiving. maybe theres a future in MMA for me.
Dan "The G.O.A.T." Henderson
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