Friday, December 21, 2012

Open Mat

I drilled armbars and the bump sweep with K and take downs with Rob.

122112#392

Pulling Guard

121912#391

Friday, December 14, 2012

84

guard passing
121412

390

Guard Passing

121412#390

389

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfj-YV5ay6A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYUmGe-6p1M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yriRsFJIT6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n45Qopdqfg

121312#389

Thursday, December 6, 2012

386

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXqqx4NJc1I&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaGdfe1BHms&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6rB0zUY5o&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdhK-GQwNJo&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjsdt7hsDPI&feature=plcp

12612#386

385

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epkt3LlFnHs&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZotbAEGRSHA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmaZSlIWaPY&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKODxsOjwiI&feature=plcp

12512#385

82

12612

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

81

12412
first stripe on yellow belt

384

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPhWLKPpaDI&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX9stB6BfR4&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z47op4llQmA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ1_8Nk18DI&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTX4Wb7vaK4&feature=plcp

12312#384

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

381

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAS7QUBsJNM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB9Wbds9vBU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_8AbtFHwwA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or2x_EvxmfM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUcBluTfOl0&feature=plcp

112112#381

Saturday, November 17, 2012

380

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCCltPUWbDg&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU7MSqmU73w&feature=plcp

111612#380

78

111512

Monday, November 12, 2012

Seminar Review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnpdyEy8H1U&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a3vi_lkVUM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66ZUMdi76I&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ7UN5ctkf0&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IoDz2dL5vk&feature=plcp

111212#378

Private Mount

Good review of offense and defense.

111212#377

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Seminar


111112

Seminar at WW

I'm not counting seminars as classes (for some reason), so my number doesn't change.
I got my 3rd stripe at this seminar; this is getting serious.

111012

Friday, November 9, 2012

376

A no gi private that consisted of just rolling--this was to test my movement and agression.  The results were good.

11912#376

Thursday, November 8, 2012

375

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KYTyob90DA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSuQP3fTE4s&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYXhvL5tBzU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNyGDNAANrE&feature=plcp

11812#375

374

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZANurMLn6HQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwurLbxKNbA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC_FaJG5dCs&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwurLbxKNbA&feature=plcp


11712#374

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2012 By The Numbers

I've had 161 classes so far this year.

  • I was on class #212 at the start of 2012. 
  • On November 1, I participated in my 373rd class (overall).



I've competed in 2 tournaments so far.

  • January 28, 2012 Michigan Jiu Jitsu Championship
  • September 15, 2012 Elite Federation of Grapplers
  • There is a good chance that I'll do one more this year.


I've attended 3 seminars so far.

  • February 18, 2012 Eddie Bravo/Scott Epstein Seminar
  • May 12, 2012 Big Don BJJ Seminar at Holly
  • June 14, 2012 Myles Jury BJJ/MMA Seminar at Mash
  • I will do at least one more this year.


I've gotten 2 stripes on my blue belt.

  • April 14, 2012 - first stripe
  • August 27, 2012 second stripe


I've had at least 15 privates so far.

  • I will do a more in 2012.

Friday, November 2, 2012

373

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdDOPvzmFgc&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJfLnpvcf_s&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSKB9p1eeh8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_PbpBLGOhE&feature=plcp

11112#373

Friday, October 26, 2012

370

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXBe8eE_FLE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzxzp1ZioYA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9hLNamQJwc&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDHTB3_xCjw&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr3NXM7ya-4&feature=plcp

102512#370@Fuse

Monday, October 22, 2012

369

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwdPZyG6FyY&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtxpluLvtWM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvjYKmz4xf8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6iwKKznniQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D76und5Fhxk&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBQgPz5bg8&feature=plcp

102212#369

Friday, October 19, 2012

Private

Some good tune ups.

101912#368

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp2VaL5Qi14&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr9Xqq8xn6Q&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i-vhtdrtDE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot_JnLx1f44&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKunASCvUp8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewfGHglUE-0&feature=plcp

101812#367@Fuse

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nePvair6QXI&feature=plcp&noredirect=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRDPQ0ybp6o&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYm87ktLRac&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lSG7OPQGhI&feature=plcp&noredirect=1

101812#366

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0xHEn9MLWk&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey1hC5BDlfE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D08AHyX-awo&feature=plcp


101712#365  one year anny of blue belt

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Judo Time

One more toward my goal.  I got a lot of good work in with harai goshi.

101612

Monday, October 15, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgVuukS5vKQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J0v6N-hOQ4&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlDql1fKT-8&feature=plcp

101512#364

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5wwgxu2_n8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edWHiNsC2U0&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKZbVUee2-E&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja4SvPnutYQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVtbM2JfK1Y&feature=plcp

10812#360

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIN5vbwxjo&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmbpiLQXvK0&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PvElFhRGqg&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi_Bo073Fu8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vg76eYEocU&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDLmeneqHPY&feature=plcp

10412#359

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hurt Foot

We worked take downs and the helicopter armbar, and I hurt my foot and was gimpy for the entire class.

10312#358

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

at Fuse

Similar to earlier

92712#356

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNWQBku5xsA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6hPpzErVUE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CsZrdtjJrU&feature=plcp


92712#355

Saturday, September 22, 2012

75

92212

Open Mat

Good side-control series (when on bottom).

92212#353

De La Riva

This private had a large section of De La Riva  guard.  Moves included:
-Push Pull Sweep
-Transition to sickle sweep
-Knee/Sleeve
-Stand and base with his trapped leg
-Take back

92112#352

Coach's Favorites

92012#351

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Replay

This was a replay of 91712#249@Fuse

91912#350

Judo

I want to up my Judo time.  I'm thinking 2-4 times a month.

91812

Monday, September 17, 2012

I got your back.

Back taking from side control
Back taking from guard and half-guard

91712#248

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Well.

I'm not quite Helio Gracie.  Figures.

So, I did this tournament, and I'm working on being positive.  So far; so good.  I didn't do what I wanted to do to my opponent.  I didn't even keep him from doing what he wanted to do to me.  I tapped; twice.

But, I accomplished my mission of staying calm.  I know it's crazy, but I actually don't feel bad with how the day went.  I was present for every moment of my matches.  You see,  in my other tournaments, things were moving so fast that I couldn't keep up--I wasn't fully aware of what was going on.  This time, I was calm with the stand up.  My opponent pulled guard (in both our matches).  I knew what was happening, and I knew what I wanted to do, and I did a lot of what I wanted to do.

In the end, I tapped to triangle choke.  (Both matches were almost a carbon copy of the other.)  I was close to passing his guard; then, things would have been totally different--I know it.  Props to the kid who won, but I feel fine with what I did.  I'm getting more comfortable with tournaments, and that's a good thing.


Friday, September 14, 2012

I can only win.

The alternate title for this post was, "I am Helio Gracie."  :)



I entered a small (I believe it to be small) tournament.  My official weight was 199.6 (without the gi).  Later this month, I want to compete at 195 (with the gi).

The thing is, I'm totally nervous.  I feel like I'm still competing against nerves, anxiety, and uncomfortableness.  In time, I'll transition to competing against actual people (I hope).  For now, though, I feel like I'm my own most daunting competition.

That got my thinking:  How can I practice positive self-talk?  I believe I've talked myself into this win-win situation:
-I do what I want to my opponent, and I win.
-I keep my opponent from doing what he wants to do (he doesn't submit me), and I win.
-Things don't go my way, but I have a nice time (in retrospect) and get some valuable experience, and I still win.  (This is my euphemism for, "I get tapped.")  :)

Now to just stay calm and positive!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

This Stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpAXbolGjAI&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTTKhWQMHcg&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM9LYmSnth0&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMUaMZQqYtE&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mmjRO9D3lw&feature=plcp

9612#342

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Open Mat

Drilled bump sweep, arm bar, elbow-knee escape and lots of rolling

9112#338Fuse

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dominate!

We drilled a butterfly sweep then an open guard pass.  Coach gave a good speech about dominating one's opponent in these positions.

82212#331

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfVnCG1EWSc&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cirjxu_u8VM&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUUq36gyo-Q&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtgP7q-6Wo&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuvYMqE9l3c&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhIdZ3PagOg&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oEOW4sPFeQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS9d12gqwTY&feature=plcp


81312#326

Triangle, Arm bar, Omaplata

81312#325

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Smashin' and Passin'

Painful class!
8812#324

Cook's Choice

This private was a good work out involving some goodies from bottom side.

8812#323

I Shall Pass

Guard Passing
8712#322Fuse

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nice work from S Mount

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlEwh4R3bgY&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9S4UdTvoTk&feature=plcp

71812#318

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Armbars

We did these from s-mount and scooped both arms.

71712#317ww

Monday, July 16, 2012

This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOY4H63wELA&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgpcVFYtyo&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjeQ9Rmy0j0&feature=plcp

71612#316

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Back at Gracie Combative

1-18, we own you.

Here's a rough demo of 1-9.
   Clinch and hook take down to mount (do lessons 2 and 9).
   Roll up to guard (do 8).
   Both up (do 7).
   On mount (do 3).
   Reverse to mounted (do 1).
   On mount (do 4).
   Switch to back (do 5).


62712

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Some of this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdNRuY-qjLw&feature=plcp


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFo4LsbnFpE&feature=plcp

plus guard work

62712#314

Monday, June 25, 2012

This Stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z26bmarAKQ&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfMa8deO6eY&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWJ7I6so-V8&feature=plcp

62512#313

Friday, June 22, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Take Downs and Escapes

We drilled some neat take downs.  One was a harai goshi from an opponent's failed double leg.  It took some getting used to, but I finally got it.

We, then, drilled lots of elbow-knee escapes and counters to when the top guy hops into side control.

61812#310

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Judo

We worked o uchi gake, and I like it.

6912

Friday, June 8, 2012

USJA Judo Promotions


For All Ranks
Falling methods
Understanding of the history of judo
Meaning of Seiryoku Zenyo & Jita Kyoei
Active competitor for those under 30
Knowledge of the rules of judo
Regular class attendance
Proper time in grade (TIG)
Promotion points as indicated
Membership in the USJA
Rokyu, Yellow Belt, 6th class - 3 months TIG with 6 points

O-goshi

O-soto-gari
Koshi-guruma
Seoi-nage
Kesa-gatame (+escapes)
Hadaka-jime (over 13)
Gokyu, Orange Belt, 5th Class - 5 months TIG with 9 points
All previous requirements
Uki-goshi
O-uchi-gari
Kouchi-gari
Tai-otoshi
Tani-otoshi
Kame-shiho-gatame (+escapes)
Yoko-shiho-gatame (+escapes)
Nami-juji-jime (over 13)
Yonkyu, Green Belt, 4th Cass - 6 months TIG with 12 points
All previous requirements

Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi

Deashi-barai
Tsurikomi-goshi
Kosoto-gari
Harai-goshi
Morote-gari
Kuzure-kesa-gatame (+escapes)
Okuri-eri-jime (over 13)  
Sankyu, Brown Belt, 3rd Class - 8 months TIG with 16 points
(Blue Belt, for Juniors - no armlocks)
All previous requirements
Hiza-guruma
Uchimata
Tomoe-nage
Ashi-guruma
Soto-makikomi
O-soto-otoshi
Kosoto-gake
O-soto-gaeshi
Kata-gatame (+escapes)
Kuzure-yoko-shiho-gatame (+escapes)
Gyaku-juji-jime
Ude-Garami
Juji-gatame  
Nikyu, Brown Belt, 2nd Class - 10 months TIG with 20 points
(Purple Belt, for Juniors - no armlocks) 
All previous requirements
Kata-guruma
Tsuri-goshi
O-guruma
O-soto-guruma
Hane-goshi
Sukui-nage
Okuri-ashi-barai
Yoko-otoshi
Sumi-gaeshi
Utsuri-goshi
Tate-shiho-gatame (+escapes)
Sankaku-gatame (+escapes)
Sankaku-jime
Kata-juji-jime
Waki-gatame
Ude-Gatame
Ikkyu, Brown Belt, 1st Class - 11 months TIG with 23 points

All previous requirements

Harai-tsurikomi-ashi
O-soto-makikomi
Uki-otoshi
Ura-nage
Hikikomi-gaeshi
Sode Tsurikomi-goshi
Uchimata-sukashi
Ushiro-goshi
Kibisu-gaeshi
Tsubame-gaeshi
Harai-makikomi
Uchi-makikomi
Yama-arashi
Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame (+escapes)
Kataha-jime
Ryote-jime
Hara-gatame
Ashi-gatame
Shodan, Black Belt, 1st Degree - 1 year TIG with 30 points
All previous requirements plus a background check
Yoko-wakare
Yoko-guruma
Sumi-otoshi
Yoko-gake
O-uchi-gaeshi
Kouchi-gaeshi
Hane-makikomi
Uki-waza
Nage-no-kata

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sweeps

Flower sweep and scissor sweep with lots of rolling

6612#306

Monday, June 4, 2012

Pressure

We drilled pressure from side control.  This class hurt.

6412#305

Thursday, May 31, 2012

At Renzo's

While vacationing, I wanted to train go to Renzo Gracie's academy.  This was a cool experience.  Professor Jose Zed Chierghini was the instructor for this class, and all participants were very pleasant to learn with and from.


The facility is nice but not flashy.  When in the area, I would like to go back.




52912

Monday, May 21, 2012

300

This is significant to me.  At the end of the day, it's just one more toward my 10,000 hours.

52112#300

Friday, May 18, 2012

Not Scientific or a Strict Pattern

I'm not obsessing about belts, etc.  I'm very committed to the journey, etc.   I gladly accept the fact that it takes 10 plus years to get a black belt. Still, I'm curious about a quantitative approach to jiu jitsu rank progression.

10 years of training once a week is not the same as 10 years of daily training, etc.  Something that motivates me is calculating the next step in the path.  There are 20 steps to one's black belt (beginning at white and getting four stripes on it plus blue, purple, and brown).  I'm not sure how much will be required for stripes and belts.  Perhaps an average of 75 classes will be required between each step. (In most cases, stripes on white and blue belts come more quickly.)  This sets the bar at 1,500 hours (which is not scientific or a strict pattern).  

If one trains 3 hours a week (which boils down to a single class every other day), he will get about 150 classes per year (allowing for gym closures, vacations, sickness, etc.).  With 10 years of consistent training, one might be able to get his BJJ black belt.

Reverse Kesa Gatame

We call this position Reverse Kesa Gatame.  I worry with the near arm, but the bottom video shows a neat attack.




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Week that Was May 7th

This was an epic kind of week.  I was able to train Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday--this included a private and a seminar.   I enjoyed assisting with a kid's class and working on basic self-defense with a pair of beginners.

I worked on being more active, and I paid off in my rolls.  I'm happy to say that I didn't tap this week.  My defense is becoming more reliable, and it's giving me a basis to work offense.

I hope to get to 300 classes by my birthday on May 21.  That will require another busy week, but it will be a nice accomplishment.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Attacking and Defending the Turtle

This private was a nice review of this position.  From turtle, an underhook can be gotten.  This makes re-guarding very likely.

A nice armbar can be gotten on a turtled opponent if you isolate the arm (gain wrist control) and press the elbow against your chest.

51112#293

Monday, May 7, 2012

Big Don Special

We worked some of the big guy's favorite take downs and these goodies:
scissor sweep
armbar
side mount counter


5712#289

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Basics Private

Good work on elbow-knee escape, side control strategy, and other basics.

42012#282

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

paper cutter choke

We worked on this choke from a take down.

We also drilled kimura and cradle arm lock.

I got my first stripe on my blue belt today.

41812#280

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beginnger's class with a beginner

This was a review of the day's earlier guard passing work.

41712#279

Guard Passing

Under the legs, over the legs, or around the legs

41712ww#278

Rolling

I had some good roll time in this private. Things are coming along okay.

41712ww#277

Monday, April 16, 2012

no gi basics

Take downs, smash pass, and elbow-knee escape!
41512#276

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

No Gi bonus day

This day was a planned gi day, but it turned no gi.

41112#274

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Uki for beginers in beginner class

This was the same as the private earlier with 2 different beginners.

4512#270

56

She got stripe number 4.

4512

No Gi goodness

We worked on hand-fighting from standing.

We also worked on defending an open guard.

4512#269

Uki for beginner

This private featured a beginner who wanted some self-defense.  I was uki, and this guy got in a lot of reps.  It was a good experience for me.

4512#268

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Open Guard Work

We did a cool sitting Hiza Guruma that was cool.

4412#267

Friday, March 30, 2012

Private Class

We worked defense to guard passing.  The key is to dictate your moves--don't react.  If your guard is about to get open, you open it into a sweep instead of being passive.

33012#265

Thursday, March 29, 2012

no gi goodies

We worked take downs, of course.

Some de la riva stuffs happened too.

32912#264

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

attacking the turtle

Sometimes a strong drag can get a takedown.

From the turtle:
  Clock choke  Whew!
  Trap arm and roll

32812#263

Walk-on Private

Standing:
  Underhook >knee pick
  Underhook>foot pop
  Underhook>arm drag

  Shoot to pull half guard

In half guard:
  Underhook>take back
  guillotine


Ninja joke--similar to an RNC from the front.  Wow!


32812#262

Monday, March 19, 2012

All that I needed.

This class turned no-gi but still focused on a lot of what I need:
  grip fighting (from standing and in guard)
  getting the underhook when top opens your guard (a form of grip fighting)
 
Lots of drilling.  Good stuff!

31912#258

Gracie 1-18

We got it; now we're going to review all of this.

31912

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Judo's Feeling Better

Post on right foot; sweep with left

Float right leg and hop into o soto gari

31712

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Little Judo

Daughter had a good time in Judo.

31312

Judo Class

31312

mobility class

Armbar drills
Bump sweep drills
Elbow knee movement keys

31312#255

private

Toe hold and wrist lock from Oma plata position

Triangle defense

Importance of gripping

31312#254

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Loop choke

Judo

She liked it; we may try to do this a bit more.

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Judo Class

Felt good with it today.  It was fun training with daughter, too.

Upcoming events  http://www.ohiojudo.org/ :
31 March  @ Toledo
14 April @ Cleveland
4-5 May


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Monday, March 5, 2012

This little piggie

Toe hold, son: Fit the pinky finger to the pinky toe and key lock that puppy!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Basics

This class worked on big-punch defense with a take down.  From the guard, we worked on finishing the americana and taking the back.

I tapped twice today.  Once was to a guillotine from a failed shot.  My opponent said that he hits that a lot, so it was hard to feel bad about getting caught in a guy's money move.  The second tap came from a less-than-perfect triangle.  A bud and I worked some stand up; I hit a decent throw and landed in mount.  We, then, stood up and worked some more take downs.  He pulled me into an armbar which I defended, but he had my sleeve.  From there, he worked into a triangle.  I really didn't want to tap, but it was claustrophobic; I bailed.

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PS.  I won my third match on points.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Goals

I wonder if it would be possible to get a stripe on my bjj belt and advance to Sankyu in Judo by the end of Summer.  I also want to move down 2 weight classes to medium heavy.

I want to compete in 2 grappling tournaments and 2 Judo tournaments by the end or 2012.

Judo Day

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

No Gi

Lots of rolling in this class. I went 4 days without only 1 tap

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gracie Combatives lessons 1-9

We're solid on them.

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Guillotines

We drilled these from all positions today and talked defense as well.

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