Fri Aug 21/15 OpenMat

I train a lot… or at least I’d like to think that I do.


Now I’m not comparing myself to those in their early 20s or even late 20s but hey… those, that are in their mid to late 30s, have a full time job, mortgage child or worst a baby. Love my baby… really do or else I wouldn’t have done a 6 month parental leave… and here in my head head I thought it would mean more BJJ.

Baby talk all day… really BJJ keeps me sane. Oh, the fine scotch helps too.

Someone once told me that they had all these friends that use to train all the time… gym, weights, cross fit and stuff. Then out of nowhere they quit. Common denominator… a baby lol. So, apparently I’m doing OK.


Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday’s. Rowing or lifting only in the early mornings on Sundays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays…

Getting out OTM can be tough… when I’m out. I train.


Sometimes I really don’t feel like it when I out OTM… truth.


Heck I still went… or wait maybe it was an excuse to leave the house. Great excuse either way.

Yep went to the Complex in the morning and rowed…


Yes pulled 2 km under 10 mins. Fantastically, fantastic…

Had enough gull to go to open mat…


Sooo much truth… all you have to do is show up… lets just say I wanted to take it easy. Mitch was in and he mentioned he wanted to roll with me a lot. Mitch is newer… heck he even invested in a Gi, which kinda means he maybe a keeper. Younger athletic, moves like a wrestler, very natural in negating attacks, and is friends with Devon. Yep, Devon Richer. Our head coaches son. Soo, you can guess he has had some rolling time… which is fantastic and he is game.

Rolling:(10 mins, 1 min breaks)
1. Mitch
2. Mitch
3. Mitch
4. Mitch
5. Jesse Veltri

For some reason he kept wanting to roll, especially after the bell, soooo I kept going lol… and hey, I don’t segregate my rolling time to specific people. I was the same way… always wanted to roll with the best. Back in the day when there was only a few of us in a GI at the older location, that meant anyone lol.


Rolling with Jesse is nice cause he’s always setting up attacks and combos. Unfortunately, we’ll be losing him to Winnipeg as a training partner. His competition Nogi, 10th Planet, trucker stuff will be missed. TBH, without him I would have never been able to learn how to defend those kinds of attacks.

Different styles makes different scenarios, making different strategies, and different approaches.


You will be missed here buddy, cheers to your next chapter!



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