Neil Melanson shows how to finish a triangle when your partner’s arm is on the mat instead of across your body.
John Danaher and Bernardo Faria share details about how to strongly finish a triangle. Some great details here from Danaher regarding what actually makes a triangle work vs. what can interfere with the success of a triangle strangulation.
It sounds like they’re filming a new installment to the “Enter the System” series, and this one may be focused on triangles, from all positions. Exciting stuff!
Another excerpt from Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai that struck me as especially relevant:
A certain person said the following.
There are two kinds of dispositions, inward and outward,
and a person who is lacking in one or the other is worthless.
It is, for example, like the blade of a sword, which one should
sharpen well and then put in its scabbard, periodically taking
it out and knitting one’s eyebrows as in an attack, wiping the
blade, and then placing it in its scabbard again.
If a person has his sword out all the time, he is habitually
swinging a naked blade; people will not approach him and he
will have no allies.
If a sword is always sheathed, it will become rusty, the blade
will dull, and people will think as much of its owner.
Sharpen your blades my friends!