10 am Sunday BJJ

Uggg… painful to get up this morning.  Not from the smashing I got yesterday but from the late night our lovely neighbors decided to have… thanks 5 am partying.

Well still got up, brewed a pot of coffee… walked Chuck Norris… had a few cups of coffee and got to the gym at 9am…

Training just consisted of tabata styled movements with the grappling dummy. 60 secs per movement, with 5, different exercises as hard and as fast as possible. 5 sets total 30 sec breaks between sets.

5 sets of:
1. 60 sec, knee belly switches
2. 60 sec, side control, push-ups to knee belly, alternating knees
3. 60 sec, mount to s-mount then transitions to arm bar, alternating sides
4. 60 sec, side control switches
5. 60 sec, turtle guard switches

Turned out to be a small group today,  which not gonna lie is always nice. Philippe Jecker, Scott Hall, & visiting Blue Belt Brian Walker from Trenton.

15 min warm-up:
1. Some jogging around the mat the insides to outside switches
2. lunges, 1 lap
3. Forward shoulder rolls, alternating shoulders, 1 lap
4. Reverse shoulder rolls, alternating shoulders,  1 lap
5. Side shoulder rolls, 1 lap left side & 1 lap right side
6. Forward butt scoots, 1 lap
7. Reverse butt scoots, 1 lap
8. Backwards shrimping, 1 lap
9. Forward shrimping, 1 lap
10. Backwards break fall to technical stand, 1 lap
11. Forward break falls to technical stand, 1 lap
12. Inside Z walks, 1 lap
13. Outside Z walks, 1 lap
14. Sit-outs, 1 lap

Resistance Drilling:
1. Modified single leg from same side lapel grip break takedown, with leg drag to straight foot lock or mount. 20 reps each side.
2. X-pass, re-guard by elbow pushing, turning to knees, then forward shrimping
3. X-pass, re-guard by turning away to turtle, then gramby roll back to guard
4. X-pass, disengaging with a technical stand-up, then pulling guard

1. Reviewed a variation of a forearm slicer (fatosa) from top side control kimura defence.
2. Reviewed some concepts of guard development and the kimura from closed guard with Scotty-Too-Hotty-Hall.

Great morning guys… thanks for drilling with me…



Im not an expert, far from being a professional, drilling does help make thinks automatic… then you don’t have to think… truth.

See some of you guy’s hopefully Tuesday night!!


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2 pm Sat BJJ

Fantastic class by Coach Keith MacGillivray of LEMMA…

Warmed up:

-20 reps left side shrimping, then 20 reps right side

-20 reps left side forward shrimping, then 20 reps right side

-20 reps left side forward shrimping with exaggerated knee to chest, 20 reps right side


-Guard retention from side control, with forearm punch, the forearm to neck, and hide the inside arm. Get to the far side elbow to create a structure and make space with the hips. The forward shrimp leading with the knee or foot if enough space is available from the space made with the hips and re-guard.

-Escape side control, when opponent moves positions into north south or sets up a paper cutter. Inside arm reaches under to the opposite bottom side, grip the GI tight and swivel or scramble out to regroup, re-guard, or take the back.

Partner Live Drills:

-Alex Wawai, on top of me for a few mins the switched

-Coach Keith MacGillivray, on top of me for a few mins

-Marc Perrier, on top of me for a few mins the switched

-Morgan Frazer, on top of me for a few mins the switched

Hard Rolling

-5 mins round with Marc Perrier

-2 x 5 min rounds with Alex the beast Wawia

Great class lead by coach Keith MacGillivray of LEMMA, simple, sweet, fundamental BJJ with classic positional live drilling, and rolling. TBH yesterday was a tough day… I’m a little beat up, with today’s class warming up, and the tough rounds with big boy Alex, man was he ever pushing me, strong like bull, roll like bear, felt like a rag doll being tossed around , as tough as it was with him on top of me… my body definitely loosened up, even got a free back adjustment with Alex bear hugging me OTM at one point. Being technical works, even with someone gigantic onto of you. Just have to be relentless, trust in what you’ve learned and know. Just keep moving forward, just keep pushing forward. Your technique won’t fail… given the circumstances… until that monster picks up on the technical aspects of BJJ… lol watch out!


Nice discussion afterwards regarding issues pertaining to knee wrestling and pulling guard, with talk about invisible BJJ, Henry Atkins, Billy, hitting triangles with shorter legs on stocky guys, and a secret move to finish the reverse triangle. Fun fun… Like coach Keith MacGillivray say’s the little guys unfortunately learn BJJ the right way, being underneath the big guy… being technical to get out of bad situations. Give an inch, gotta take a mile.

I hope to see a few of you guys that didn’t show up today tomorrow morning!!! we be drilling drilling fosho… with a special request from Philippe Jecker to work guard retention when someone passes. As well as the straight foot lock entries. Anything else???