John Will came and held a seminar at The Ballarat Dojo.
We learned entries for the single and double leg takedown, particularly from roundhouse kicks. We saw how foot placement and correct distance is of utmost important to set up the takedown. Depending on whether the kick is with the rear or front leg and whether we step forward after the kick, we are set up ideally for either the single or the double.
Then we worked on building the open guard from foot placement and getting the correct grips. John had some interesting comments about the importance of open guard. We then learned sweeps from the open guard.
As usual, the two hours passed way too quickly. John not only teaches methodically and in an easy to understand way, he breaks up the instructions and drills with stories and anecdotes.