We had John Will for a seminar on Good Friday. A great session, as usual.
Various entries to the positions and an assortment of finishes. It taught me a much better understanding of the whole position. But it also opened my eyes to the fact that it is effectively a specialised version of back control. I had been thinking of that, as we had looked at another combination not long before, and I idly wondered just how easy it would be to go to either crucifix or armbar, depending on whether my lower leg went over or under the body. So that was another mini-revelation.
John told a bunch of funny stories and it was an entertaining as well as instructional evening.
Afterwards, Ben was promoted to Brown Belt. Ben is just the best training partner and we were all over the moon to see him wearing the new belt.