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Congrats to Anthony, 4 stripes… damn that other dude needs to wash the belt… ewww. lol

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Watch “Marcus Almeida Buchecha x Alex Trans – Final Absoluto Black Belt Abu Dhabi 2015” on YouTube

This week has been a break from BJJ… due to trying not to get injured prior to the Competition this weekend… in the US!

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Gotta keep the mind sharp somehow… mediation, stretching, trying to get lots of sleep, good diet… (hardly with the baby lol) and YouTube BJJ matches!!

Will give ya’ll an update with the results and video of matches Oss!

In the mean time check out this cool clip of Marcus Almeida Buchecha x Alex Trans
Final Absoluto Black Belt Abu Dhabi 2015
Published on Apr 25, 2015 on Youtube below…

Oss!

Sun Morning BJJ

If your reading this… just a reminder that Sunday mornings will be moved to 11:00 am, from now on… Sunday May 3rd 2015 class is cancelled due to myself, Morgan Frazer, Łukasz Jan and maybe a few others being out of town for a competition!!

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 Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing)

  1. 3:00 mins, 590 m, Level 6
  2. 3:00 mins, 640 m, Level 6
  3. 3:00 mins, 661 m, Level 6

Beautiful day out today… wasn’t expecting anyone out to train… However, Gary, Jared showed up early… Colin and then Ugo showed up about 10 mins into the warm-up… I made them do 100 push–ups… lol Joke

 Class Warm-up: (2 laps jogging, 1 lap lunges)

1. Standing Forward shoulder rolls, alternating shoulders, 2 x across mat
2. Reverse shoulder rolls, alternating shoulders, 2 x across mat
3. Side shoulder rolls, 1 x across mat left side & 1 x across mat right side
4. Forward butt scoots, 2 x across mat
5. Reverse butt scoots, 2 x across mat
6. Backwards shrimping, 2 x across mat
8. Forward shrimping, 2 x across mat
9. Backwards break fall to technical stand, 2 x across mat
10. Forward break falls to technical stand, 2 x across mat
11. Sit-outs, 2 x across mat
12. Reverse shoulder roll from standing to full extension, 1x across mat

Quick Clip Below…

 Class Takedown Drilling:

1. 4 mins, alternation, stationary single leg takedown
2. 4 mins, alternating, duck unders sacrifice takedown
3. 4 mins, alternating, drop seoi nage throw
4. 4 mins, alternating, modified judo hip throw
5. 4 mins, alternating, standard foot on hip, guard pull

 Quick Clip Below…

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Technique:

1. Wing Choke/Strangle
2. Sliding Collar Choke/Strangle

Quick Clips Below…

 

Quicker Clip Below…

Rolling:

The boys went a few rounds… quick clip below… I was out due to my knee.

 

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Oss!!

Sat BJJ

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Small group OTM at 2 pm… Myself, Morgy, Justin the beast Silly, & Yoga Mike… We warmed up with flow rolling, 5 min rounds, then positional drilled with 100% resistance till 3:30 pm, then stretched. Irony, the flowing rolling escalated to hard technical rolling lol…

Warm-up: (Flow Rolling, 5 min Rnds)

  1. Justin the beast Silly
  2. Morgy
  3. Yoga Mike

Quick clip of us flowing hard below lol…

Positional Drills: (3 mins each. alternate partners for opposing position, switch partners, then all over again)

  1. Bottom person 3 mins: Sweeping. Top person 3 mins: avoiding sweep, then resetting if swept. No passing, 100% resistance…
    1. Justin the beast Silly
    2. Morgy
    3. Yoga Mike
  2. Bottom person 3 mins: re-guarding or maintaining guard. Top person 3 mins: passing, then resetting if the guard is ever passed, 100% resistance…
    1. Justin the beast Silly
    2. Morgy
    3. Yoga Mike

Quck clip of us working the sweeping drill below…

36 mins total, 30 sec breaks 

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10 min stretching

Fun fun… sore…lol will blog about this mornings BJJ later

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Oss!!

Went for PHO after lol…

Fri LEMMA Openmat

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Another awesome time OTM Friday… smashed another quick lift session and in the books! great times… great times!

Lifting: (5 sets, 12 reps ) 

  1. Squats, 135 lbs, 4:45 to 4:58 pm
  2. Bench Press, 135 lbs, 5:02 to 4:25 pm
  3. Crunches, 100 Reps,  5:02 to 4:25 pm

Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing)

  1. 1000 m, 4:25 min, Level 6
  2. 1000 m, 4:45 min, Level 6
  3. 1000 m, 4:45 min, Level 6

Then: (Stationary Rowing)

  1. 1986 m, 10 min, Level 6

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Morgy, Shat Prof Hatton, Beef Veal, the Frenchman, the Bear, Justin the beast Silly, 10p4l were OTM while I was lifting… Brock was on the heavy bag to warm-up.

Rolling: (5 mins Round )

  1. Brock Peters, 2 rounds
  2. 10P4L Veltri, 2 rounds

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I was spent lol… Brock’s always a beast to roll with and Jesse is relentless to push the pace… hit 3 single legs though!!

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Knee was still wonky… see you today at 2 pm or tomorrow at 10 am…

Oss!!

Wed BJJ

Long day yesterday lol… ever try to balance a baby and audit paper work regarding Change Orders? lets just say takes patients and time lol… yep had the little guy at the office today… his mom had to spend the day working on some research publication.  Got to the gym round 6:15 pm… a few boys OTM for the Openmat… not the usual though… everyone must be sore, or wait… gone on vacation, summer is around the corner… lol.

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Matt Veal ran the class tonight… got everyone to work on the single leg takedown first. He showed the arm drag and lapel grip break to the single, head inside forehead forward push to an outside head switch with the outside leg stepback. Drilled these a few times with Marios Roussos… bomb. Great warm-up, I guess lol. Impact definitely gets the blood flowing hah!

I’ve attached a video reference found on Youtube below…

Technique:

1. Closed guard, cross sleeve grip break, under the shoulder to over hook,  block the opposite arm with the free hand, an inside cross lapel grip, working for an arm-lock with foot on hip, then on the shoulders, knees together for the submission.
2. Closed guard, cross sleeve grip break, under the shoulder to over hook,  block the opposite arm with the free hand, an inside cross lapel grip, working for an arm-lock with foot on hip, then on the shoulders, knees together for the submission. This time your opponent counters by bending the elbow, then you swing the leg over, to sit up and finish the omaplata.
3. Closed guard,  opposite cross sleeve grip break, to the opposite shoulder, free hand grips the lapel by the trachea and take the back.

I’ve attached a few video references found on Youtube that set up similar overhook arm-lock and omplata:

With a closed guard, cross-grip break, to a over hook arm-lock…

With an overhook arm-lock, to the omplata…

Rolling: (3 min,  30 sec break)

1. Marios Roussos
2. Eric Richardson
3. Big Willy Tenhave

Marios has definitely improved… still spazzy at times, but more controlled. Guard retention surprised me a little,  but it shouldn’t have lol,  as he has been getting privates with Keith.

Eric used to train with us regularly on Tuesdays, but he has been more focused in his boxing, nice to see him out last night. He is definitely one of the tougher newer white belts out there… strong like ox, big like bull lol

Big Willy… what can I say, 240lbs blue belt, over 6 ft tall. Lets just say he is one hell of a mofos to takedown. His strangle defense has improved substantially, always a fun roll trying to get to the top, especially when he gets his hands on you.

Fast hard 3 min rounds, push you. Our boys are getting harder and harder to submit… either I’m getting crappier or they are really improving. I’ll consider the latter lol. Iron sharpens iron. I don’t consider myself a Master, but very far from it, I’m only a spoke in the wheel and are willing to learn and take from everyone, even white belts lol. Everyone always has something to offer, just have to separate the good from the bad… but i will do what i can to help our team improve.

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Hopefully we see you out Fri, Sat or Sun and my knee holds out…!

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Oss!