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!

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