Last week we worked a lot on newaza, in particular using the butterfly guard to sweep. This week Graeme put the finishing touches to this sweep and showed us the Craig Fallon Turnover. I liked this turnover especially as it forces your opponent to engage in groundwork even if you don’t manage to turn them over, as they are in your butterfly guard.
The second half of the lesson was on O-goshi and various combinations and entries. I must admit O-goshi isn’t a throw I ever use in randori but there are a number of techniques that present themselves when getting the standard O-goshi grip that maybe it’s something I need to look at and work on.