Open mat Wed BJJ

Wow… keep telling myself I will only be training Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays…
Turns out in BJJ there are laws of equilibrium when opportunities seeks itself, when allowed your training regiment naturally just balances itself out… turns out I’ve been training Sundays,  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays. I Always seemed to get convinced by someone… ahem ‘Morgan Frazer’ to drop in for extra training, oddly enough, I easily say yes. Priorities right? I won’t be able to train this much once my child has extra curricular activities around maybe 4 or 5?? Hey… I bond with him every night… even read to him at night about BJJ techniques lol… Oh… and the Berenstain Bears one chapter so far.

  Only attended the Open mat tonight… but got there around 4pm. Rolled with Brock for 2-6 min flow roll rounds,  rolled with Morgan for 2-6 min rounds, warmed up big Alex for a 6 min round, then rolled with Morgan with what seemed to be like 3-6 min rounds… then some rolling with Trina to finish off the night before heading home to the wife and baby.
  Brock is one tough cookie and strong as an bull, his positioning is spot on, and his flow has improved immensely. If he wanted I know for a fact he can toss me… taken it easy on the old guy lol.
  Alex, on the other hand, is like rolling with a full grown cub.  Ridiculously strong and rightfully uses when he chooses. Has its pros and cons though especially when up against someone stronger and only relying on it. Definitely has improved defensively. Flow Rolling has improved as well since the very first time we rolled. Like a brick to flowing like a brick with rounded edges hahaha.
  Morgan Frazer is always a pleasure given that we don’t give too much of weight advantageously,  or dis-advantageously minus the spazz, randomized movements you get out of him when he fights his way out of something.  Kinda like rolling with a beginner. Which in a way strategically could be beneficial… poking your opponent in the eyes while scrambling hahahah. Spent most of my time working defensive positions… working out of chokes, lapel strangles and bad positions using secret techniques.  Even drilled some Dele Riva Leg Weave and leg dragging passes to knee on belly…
  Finished off the night rolling with Trina. Her passing and positional movements are improving respectfully.  Still leads with open posture while passing leaving room for defensive attacks on my end. Sometimes telegraphing attacks and movements.  Only drilling and time on the mat to develop sensitivity to avoid specific movements I guess. Not gonna lie I still do white belt transitions while rolling with more advanced grapplers.
  Ugh see the bags under my eyes below from the wonderful photos taken by my buddy Travis Duncan last night.

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Learned Some Secret Techniques Last Night

Next time I won’t mention the 6-rounds of 5 mins…. with 15 sec breaks hahahah!

Great night though… warmed up, some drills… not many guys tonight, but it worked out to our advantage. Pretty much got like free privates with Billy Nyman… picked his brain on quite a few techniques, and escapes then we rolled. Tapped lots. Love tapping I seem to learn faster, especially under controlled technical situations. Billy Nyman is strong, controlled strong. Kinda like rolling with Matt Richer back in the day at our old club. Someone made of leather. He has crushing power, but only used it when he got to the north south position, where his transition to an arm bar was remarkable. His guard was fantastic, past it a couple times only to get swept, as I got greedy with a potential submission. Last week while rolling with him he was catching me with tones of straight ankle locks… I’ve seemed to adjusted and negated those submissions swiftly, maybe he’s just taking it easy on me, however now only to get caught in a few arm bars… lovely just lovely. Most definitely a puzzle for next time, love human chess.

Guys next time he’s up here in Thunder Bay visiting make sure to get some privates from him… different perspectives. High level competition brown belt… plus when we go to San Diego we could hook up as a group and he’ll take us from club to club, roll with Keenan lol or Galvao…>>>>>>>>>>> Morgan Frazer

Have a safe trip Billy… keep in touch and hopefully see you soon!!

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Travis was taking action shots… Took a few quick ones while resting lol.

Maybe i’ll see some of you boys at Open Mat at 5pm

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