Hi Everyone! My name is Coach Kim and I have put together a blog series about the evolution of my journey as a guard player. I hope you enjoy and feel free to reach out to me personally with any questions or comments you may have! I always love to hear from Fellow Jiu Jitsero!!
To start I want to talk a bit about myself and how I started Jiu Jitsu. I started Jiu Jitsu because I thought it would be a great form of self defense. My intentions when I started was to only train 1 day a week because I was a committed runner at the time. Quickly I fell in love with that sport and started running less and training Jiu Jitsu more. The first time I was introduced to spider guard I had only trained about 2 months. Everything was confusing. I didn't understand which leg was supposed to be straight and which one bent. I could barely move my hips from side to side. It all was really confusing and all the upper belts I trained with talked about spider guard like it was very complex and advanced. When I started Jiu Jitsu I didn't like to play guard anyways because once my guard was passed I was stuck on bottom being smashed. So I never put much thought into this first taste of spider guard and continued training for over a year as a guard for passer. Never in my life would I have thought to pull guard by choice.
Stay Tuned for the next edition of the "Evolution of the Spider Guard" In the meantime be sure to follow me on FB on my Athlete page KIMBERLY PRUYSSERS, on Instagram: FEMALEPURPLEBELT and on Youtube: Kim Bowser