Although Reed Sensei referred to our work as Judo, the telltale throws and associated actions were missing. We practiced five ground based holds and the transitions from each. I was paired with Kyle for a bit, but Reed felt like he was too light for me. I was placed with Kevin, one of the returning adults from way back. The time off didn't seem to impair his skills though. He was very fit.
Reed couldn't remember the Japanese names for the positions so I'll just use informal nomenclature below.
1. Side grab with zig zag legs. Basically your legs look like the bottom of a swastika and you control the arm while you press up against the Uke's side.
2. Smash that face. You are in the 69 position, pressing your belly against Uke's face. Your arms are under his and you grab his belt.
3. Cradle. You are perpendicular with one arm under the leg farthest away and one around the head. Hands preferably locked.
4. Full mount. The only twist being that you are choking them with their own arm.
5. Triangle side mount. Keep the choke but you are now on one side with your outer leg perpendicular and rigid.
Kevin proved himself as a worthy opponent and I found myself gassed almost immediately. I had good recovery, but I could only go for about ten seconds at a time. He escaped me three out of five and I was only able to escape once fully.
A fun return, but boy am I tired.