School will be closed till after New years, for the holiday.

Great strategy by the school: Allow people to be tempted over the Christmas period, wait for them to indulge themselves then start the class up again just as they being to feel the guilt.

I like the open guard- you need to be really mobile on your back, but I really like using it against strong guys who can power out of my closed guard. With an open guard it is much easier to scramble back to a neutral position, or exploit the gaps they leave you.