10 am Sunday BJJ

Wow -28c this morning… thought to myself only the brave will show to BJJ…

Got to the gym at roughly 9am today, was nice to do some Tabata styled drilling with dummy. Arm bars, knee belly, stand up switches,knee belly switches, side control switches, side control to knee belly, modified scarf to side controls, some running, with some knee down exercises…

5 sets of 5 reps, 1 min increments for each exercise.

Great time OTM, for those not daring enough to make 10 am’s… always a pleasure!

-6 Guard passing drills to warm up,
-fine tuning the straight ankle lock variations from stand up entry with assistance from our beau sambo buddy Scott Paradis,
-6 X 5 mins rounds, 15 sec rest, rolled with Scott Paradis, Scott Hall, Philippe Jecker, Michael Hinsperger, and Justin St Amand. I worked mainly on my defence, guard retention and being squished hahaha.

” I must get back into shape”… as Travis Duncan would reply… “you are a shape… a circle” Whoo!

Next week we will include guard retention as requested Philippe Jecker into our drilling!


On that note… new reading material anyone? ?


Finish strong it says…


Sat 2pm BJJ

Super stoked someone decided to run a Sat BJJ class again… GI only just love the GI… not a fan that its 2pm… but beggars can’t be choosers, BJJ will always be BJJ and time is just a thing. After I started coaching, my personal training has been minimized to specific days, primary energy spent on running classes.

The class started with a lapel grip break to underhook, with an outside leg sweep to heal pick. Love warmups like that… wished there was more.

Technique was a few variants of the omaplata mainly from an open De La Riva or reverse open De La Riva guard, with a foot placement on a hip and pull elbow and same side lapel grip for posture break down. Wait for a roll through, step backwards over to finish the omaplata.  Very Andre Galvao and technical. Loved it something i hit all the time.

Hippoplata however?? I like… honestly saw this the other day. Not sure if it was a technical video or was a review of a match. Apparently Andre Galvao hits this all the time in his matches.   Sneaky….hahahah… Bait your opponent to place pressure for the pass on the outside like a missed triangle, key being you still have his elbow, roll over placing your hips weighted completely on his elbow with a grip on his legs to prevent the roll over… pull the inside leg over and take the kimura, wrist lock, chokes, or even typical omaplata.  Lots of options,  given you have elbow and pant leg control to prevent continued roll over. Badass!!

Got a few tough rounds in after tech.

Great job Morgan Frazer keep it up!

Some fun rounds with wrestler Matt Lawrence damn he picks it up quick… must be the years of grappling experience very explosive. Philippe Jecker super strong big and very technical when he chooses. Michael Hinsperger will be a force once he figures out his assets. Michelle Marie Araya the Judo Brown Belt is a work in progress, not sure she understands mat etiquette yet especially with the belt thing…

4×5 mins rounds???

Hopefully I see a few of these guys tomorrow morning, if they aren’t broken…