We worked on half guard, but thats not what the class was really about. Jacare gave a lecture on how you should train. That there is a difference between training in class and competition. He told us a story about Rickson Gracie ( I think ) how he never showed how he was really feeling during a roll. He mentioned that some of us ( Yes I am guilty) say "f*ck", "sh*t" (my personal favorite), and many other colorful adverbs. That we need to focus on what mistakes we made to get to that position and work to correct them. I wish Bart recorded the talk, because he talked a lot about relaxing and using the time to learn and make mistakes.
I will say this, I am more and more relaxed than I was when I started. I hope I am more calm and calculating than I was before. I do not panic. Today I had a clear head and watched joey dismount me. Feeling what he did, I wanted to see what he was trying to do. He had my full attention. As a side note, I realized he was taking advantage of my hips being off balanced and too high to maintain control :)
I wish I could train 24/7. at las, I have work I need to get done and , I personally do not think my body can take 24/7 regular training. One last thing, I think its personally awesome that Jacare roll with the students all the time. Its nice to see the pseudo rule "everyone trains no matter what skill level".