BJJ Wed May 20/15

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.

“Thanks Morgan!”

furious ewok

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…

Love collar chokes…


Hope to see you Friday for Open mat!


Victoria Day Long Weekend, Open Mat, 1 to 3 pm

Got to the gym around 1:05 pm… wow tones of peoples out. Horrible weather out. Snow and even rain… ridiculous.

Tonnes of guys OTM for some random rolling!

Rolling: (5 min rounds, 45 sec Breaks)

  1. Katrina, 4 rounds
  2. Travis Duncan, 1 round
  3. Morgan Frazer, 2 rounds
  4. Lukasz Jan, 1 round


BJJ is my addiction

My goals… achievable, attainable and realistic


Promised Windy, I will complete 100 push-ups as close as possible in a row.. Completed my 100 push-ups in roughly 2:08 mins…

  • 50, super easy, (0:20 to 0:55)
  • 30, easy, (1:19 to 1:42)
  • 15, meh, (1:59 to 2:12)
  • 5, I was really struggling, (2:22 to 2:28)

Short clip below…

I used to train this with 25 reps 4 sets… I will start focusing again to hit 100 in a row with no breaks… 

My goals,achievable, attainable and realistic.

Surround yourself with like minded people with similar goals and dreams. 

Having a great support system will push you further to better yourself.


Hopefully we see you out sometime this week OTM!!



11am Sun BJJ May 17/15

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)

  1. Squats
  2. Bench Press


  1. Crunches, 5 sets, 100 reps
  2. 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.



  1. Arm bars’
  2. Hip bump sweeps’
  3. Kimuras’
  4. Marcelotines’
  5. Omaplatas’
  6. Spider guard switches’
  7. Side control switches’


We reviewed the wing choke/strangle, transitioning to the bow choke strangle, focusing on the angle and grips for the finish.

Positional Drilling:

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… 



Open Mat, Fri May 15/15


Yeah baby TGIF!!!… day off.

Went to the Complex with the wife and baby in the morning to get some S & C training in… Oss.

For those not familiar with S & C (Strength & Conditioning).

BOOM, yes this old guy is doing what he’s doing… baby and all.

It’s tough to keep up with those young adult OTM…


S & C training off the mat will be my edge OTM…

I hear lifting at 85 percent of your weight is optimal, we shall see…

Weights: (12 Reps, 4 Sets, 135 lbs)
1. Squats
2. Bench Press

Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing, L6)
1. 5 mins, 500 m

TBH it was the first time taking the wife with me and it was fun. Showed her a few things and time was limited, but hey  got some lifting in and got the wife in on it as well… success.


Got to LEMMA around 5 pm.
Scotty too hotty, Scott Hall, Big Red, Marco, Dr Klein, Big Rig, Josh Daluca & Katrina were on site to roll this wonderful Fri afternoon…

Jumped on the weights and the got some conditioning in Boom!

Weights: (12 Reps, 1 Set, 135 lbs)

  1. Squats
  2. Bench Press


  1. Crunches, 5 sets, 100 reps
  2. Box Jumps, 5 sets, 12 reps

Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing, L6)

  1. 10:07 mins, 2010 m
  2. 10:04 mins, 1976 m

Live Rolling: (7 min rounds, 45 sec break)

1. Rupert 1 rounds, quick clip below…

2. Scotty Hall, 2 rounds, a few quick clips below…