It was even quieter during Ethridge class yesterday, because Amy wasn’t able to make it, so Joe and I had the dojo all to ourselves! I decided to just show him some of the different things I’ve recently learned at LBJJ, and he asked me if I was sure I wanted to teach him new techniques to use against me, so I told him that I was only showing them to him so I could remember them for myself, and I asked him to please try to not actually learn anything. Unfortunately, I think I did a better job of teaching than I normally do! Seriously, I’m surprised at how well I’ve been remembering details these days, and teaching him really helps both of us.
Joe said he guessed that I didn’t want him to teach me what he had learned from Shihan at his last Jiu-Jitsu class, and without even knowing what it was, I said “No, I don’t!”. I told him that right now I just want to focus on things I learn at LBJJ, and that is true, but I also suspected that what he had learned might involve some kind of throw, which I did not want to do.
Unlike most Ethridge classes, which have a high percentage of grappling, I opted to not roll with Joe at all yesterday, we just drilled. I figured that was the safest route, since Amy wasn’t there to referee, but mostly because my knees were bothering me. Not rolling was actually a nice change of pace, I didn’t get frustrated (or tell Joe that I hated him ;) one single time!