Now that I've been training in Brazilian for a couple months after about a year of Minami-ryu Ju Jitsu, I've pretty much had to go back to square one. Well, maybe not square one, but I definitely am way behind the other guys who have a year of Brazilian on me. Anyway, I read Eddie Bravo's stuff on the "Lockdown" in half guard, and I've been working on it a lot lately. Tonight, I was effective in keeping one of our two stripe whitebelts in it and keeping him from improving position, but I never felt like I could do anything to improve my position. It eventually became an attrition game and I'd finally reverse him when he went out of his way to try to trap an arm or something. Is there something from that position you can do that's more effective? I've seen a couple reversals from half guard, but I can't seem to set them up effectively. Oh, and Tim, I landed another helicopter armbar tonight.