This next video is interesting - to me - because it shows a situation that happens often in teaching. You have players at different levels. In this case, there are a couple of young players who are pretty inexperienced and there are several more players who have been doing judo, grappling and jiu jitsu for years.
What I do is teach a technique where you throw and go straight into a pin, because as you know if you have read this blog before, I harp constantly on transition, even for six-year-old white belts.
As Aristotle supposedly said,
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.So, you may as well start getting in that habit from the beginning. Our young beginning players start out doing the throw into a pin and that is all they do. Fortunately, I have the inimitable Crystal Butts helping with this drill so when we split up she can go with that pair and help them get it down perfectly.
The next part of the drill has an arm bar combination from the pin, followed by another arm bar if the opponent escapes the first one.
So, it is - throw, pin, arm bar, arm bar again.
I am just going to keep putting these transition drills up, so there!