Oooh boy, got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm was sooo frecken drained lol
5 month old baby?
Wife that needs to get out of the house?
Doggy that wants your attention?
Work keeping you busy?
Let just say I had a few tough rolls ahem 5 rounds?
5 min burners with a very athletic fellow who has been off the mat for over a month.
HE WAS HUNGRY Hah!
Oh boy duderis still as strong. Oh Justin St Amand… you do know I’m talking about you. Your drive is what makes you excel above others. Keep at it brother. You are a force to be reckoned with.
Morgan was in, even with his broken toe… noticed Nathan leaving while pulling in. Scotty too hotty was just on his way out. Morgan was helping Katrina with various issues. Yep I got the beast of a white belt waiting to gobble me up. lol
Morgan ran a short warm-up with a positional drilling exercise.
Coach got us to drill on a few self-defense back take defense variations. I Partnered with Justin the beast Sillyman. First from the head lock when your attacker misses the head strike. Then second from a body lock from behind.
Below is a good clip of what was reviewed yesterday for a head lock escape…
Stephan Kesting does it best with his video below…
Coach then got us to drill a closed guard, with double belt grip break, to an over hook, then London guard with a collar grip, then omaplata, with even strikes.
Surprisingly new guy Travis, Brittany, Katrina, & even Ugo showed up for the morning BJJ…
A few laps jogging, 1 lap lunges, 1 lap bear crawls forwards
1. 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
Quick clip below…
Drilling: (1 min each)
Arm bars from closed guard, alternating sides
Hip bump sweeps from closed guard, alternating sides
Kimuras from closed guard, alternating sides
Marcelotine’s, from closed guard, alternating sides
Omaplata’s, with over hook, from closed guard, alternating sides
Scissor sweeps, with cross collar grip, alternating sides
Spider guard switches, from closed guard, alternating sides
Side control switches guard, alternating sides
Turtle guard switches, alternating sides
1. Reviewed the wing choke, bow choke, sliding collar choke, and even some defenses.
Quick clip below…
Rolling:(5 min Rnds, 45 sec break)
Wow some tough rounds with these guys lol… great job!
Morgan was in Minneapolis for the Submission Challenge so I covered the Saturday rundown….
Alex the bear grizzly, Jesse the machine doogle, and Katrina showed up… I really can’t blame anyone for not showing up. It was sunny and beautiful out.
The rest… lets just say in BJJ your partners and coaches will push you to make you better!
Warm Up: (Drilling)
Arm bars from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Hip bump sweep from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Kimura from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Marcelotine’s, from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Omaplata’s, with over hook, from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Spider guard switches, from closed guard, 20 reps alternating sides
Side control switches guard, 20 reps alternating sides
1. Cross collar grip, from closed guard, shave the chin, or wait for your opponent to grab your forearm in their defense, pop the elbow, then transition into arm bar using heel in the far side and hips really high. 20 reps alternating sides.
Great clip below showing this technique as well as finishing other choke variants…
2. Cross collar grip knuckle on the mat, from mount, pop the elbow, slap the mat, shave the chin, or wait for your opponent to grab your forearm in their defense then pop the elbow, switch to s-mount, switch arm hooks, hook a leg or grab pant Gi, leg over the head then finish on top or seat down extending arm bar. 20 reps alternating sides.
The following clip discusses the topside cross collar with both the over and under grips… he even touches on the transition for the topside arm bar…
Great clip discussing the seated arm bar from s-mount…
I got the guys to rep this out multiple times… and even reviewed the finer points on making sure you slapping the mat and shaving the face on the top, and shaving the face while someone is in your guard .
I want to congratulate Morgan, Hassan, and Jesse on their performances SAT at Submission Hunt in Minneapolis…
The fact that you went and competed, I wish I could have been there…
Got to the gym around 6:25 pm… Brown Belt Mikey ran the warm up…
Coach got us to drill a self-defense mount escape variation while your attacker grabs both wrist above your head. In this scenario the path to least resistance is side to side. Move your elbows to you hips one way, then switch to moving to the other side. keeping the momentum while moving to to the other side turning your attackers hand outward with a circular windshield hand washer movement to break the grip and execute a tight arm drag. With the free hand, hold your attacker down maintaining the trapped arm, only to bridge at the same moment towards the trapped arm “similar to and arm drag butterfly sweep”, along with blocking the same side leg.
I partnered with Brown Belt Mikey to drill the escape like 30 times lol…
Yay mount escapes…
Sooo many variations and scenarios. you can never be to ready no?
Below is a nice clip by Roy Dean with multiple mount escapes, with similar concepts by trapping or blocking the leg as well as trapping or blocking the arm on the same side preventing your attacker from basing out or posting. Posting or basing out will prevent you from bridging or turning over, so you need to take that away from your attacker… Roy Dean actually reviews escapes to re-guarding as well which is also very nice for other worst case and applicable scenarios…
Coach then got us to drill a take down which involves a same side lapel grip by pulling your opponent towards you, with an inside same leg sweep, to a ankle pick on the far heel while punching through with maintaining momentum and lapel grip to include a leg drag pass.
Below is a clip a ankle pick put together by Jiu jitsu Mag, by Luis “Limao” Heredia with a variation from an under hook scenario including the inside leg sweep…
Below is the same setup, with a double pull down lapel grip, this time with no inside sweep and attacking the same side leg…
“Food for thought… does ankle picking have to start from standing?”
Below is a clip from Jason Scully discussing it from the seated position…
“Coach then reviewed a few of my favorite chokes from Guard. Cross collar, both palms up. The cross collar with palm up, palm down, to counter the arm block defense by turning an angle. Then a same side lapel grip to cross collar, top grip thumb in… all was fantastic love working these. Lets be honest there are so many variation to this submission. Keys being, to use your wrist as a fulcrum, your legs, hips to break your opponents posture, keep them down and controlled . If your wrist hurt while doing this, your doing it wrong. This submission is gentle, applied to cut off blood flow to the brain by restricting flow in the carotid artery in the sides of the neck. It should be a non compliant choke.”
These are my favorite submissions BTW…
Coach then got us to roll, 5 min rounds… I sat out the first round. then rolled with Ugo, who is a 240 pound 6ft 5in White Belt with a Yellow Belt in Judo…
“hahahah, thought my head was gonna pop off at one point.”
Left to right: Tony, Ugo, me, then Marc… my boy Travis is on the cam.
Yes furious he was lol.
Then I rolled with Marc.
“I’ll tell you after working from 6 am to 6 pm for a long day in the office, with 2 hours of driving… its nothing like have a good solid hard roll to put things behind you and forget about what happened through out the day.”
Food for thought… defending chokes?
Below is a nice clip from Stephan Kesting on a few cross collar counters…
Yes… my anniversary today… got married May 17/2014 lol.
Still gotta train BJJ Brother … or Sister.
Got to the gym round 9:00 am… got some S & C training in.
Felt good real good.
Box jumps however, lol them shins bro.
Them shins… lol
Weights:(12 Reps, 5 Set, 135 lbs)
Crunches, 5 sets, 100 reps
Box Jumps, 5 sets, 12 reps
Got me box jumping below lol…
Great crew out Sunday Morning. Hassan, Britney, Katrina, and Scotty Hall showed up for a grinder.
We completed our standard warm up with jogging, rolling across the mat-front/back/side, break-falls to technical stand forwards/backwards, butt scoots forwards/backwards, and shrimping forwards/backwards.
I forgot to set the setting to my phone to 15 times faster… freck that lol… a 16 minute video on us warming up.
Hip bump sweeps’
Spider guard switches’
Side control switches’
We reviewed the wing choke/strangle, transitioning to the bow choke strangle, focusing on the angle and grips for the finish.
Then I got the guys to work on the positional drilling with one person on the back with full harness and hooks. Submit or escape then reset for 4 minutes each. Everyone went with each other.
Looked like everyone was having fun… you be the judge below…
We finished off with some stretching. Clip below.
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves… next weekend strangling as well…
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