There was much martial merriment at the SRSK Convention, but I think the highlight for me was when someone (who I shall simply call “M” to protect his identity) thought that he could just duck out of my full nelson. Silly M! So I challenged him to let me put him in one and see if he could get out. He ended up resorting to prying my fingers off to escape (as I instructed him to do). I teased that he was lucky I didn’t take him to the ground with it, which his son N then insisted that I demonstrate. I pulled M into back control, and once I got my hooks in, he was totally immobilized. He should just be glad that I was kind enough to not choke him!
I didn’t show such kindness to my husband Joe, who I got revenge against (for telling people that I had quit Karate) by jumping on his back and choking him until he tapped! After I let go, he took me down and tried to triangle me, but I escaped. Then Sensei B decided he wanted a piece of me, so he jumped in and got me in side control, but the whole time he was whispering “Don’t make me look bad!”. Bwahahaha!
See, I can’t even go to a Karate convention without sneaking in a little Jiu-Jitsu! It was during that short grappling interlude that I somehow managed to dislocate my toe (the little piggy that stayed home). I taped it and went back to doing Karate, then about fifteen minutes later I accidentally caught it on the mat and relocated it back into place! I kid you not. The dislocating didn’t really hurt much, but the relocating did! At least it’s basically straight again.
During the convention some of my Super Senior Sensei also had a little fun by sneaking up behind me and putting me in RNCs. No one actually choked me, but they let me know that they could if they wanted to. I did not challenge any of those people to a full nelson contest…I may be crazy, but I am not stupid! Even M and J could probably have escaped my clutches, if they had used all of their weapons against me. They both have plenty of ammo, but neither one of them even fired a warning shot…which is a good thing, because Jiu-Jitsu is a little harder when you’re dodging bullets…even for a G like me!