Wed Sept 23/15 5:30 pm BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm… some big boys OTM inside the cage rolling.

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Rolled with Travis till 6:30 pm… fun fun!

Head Coach Matt ran the warm-up… standard running around, forward and reverse rolling, technical falling, and shrimping. He then got us to rep duck-unders to back-take, the double legs, then the single leg.

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I partnered with Hassan… Coach got us drilling 30 sec speed rounds then sprawling, when your partner counters with a takedown attempt… thought it was interesting.

My Gi was drenched by now…

Then he got us to drill the no hands, fist only, passing and guard retention exercise…

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Yonk. I’m stealing that… heck all of those.

Then got us to rep for a few minutes on a timer, alternated from leg to leg the seated guard then switched… one of my favorite’s of course. Then we reviewed a sweep with a belt grip diving through the back side when your opponent places a hand on your collar behind your head.

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BOOM low and behold… it was an exercise to drill an entry to 50/50….neat. Very neat!

Got a few 4 minute rolls in… first was with Hassan. Next was with big Willy!!

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Great class… fun and tough rolls at the end.

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Oh… yes I managed to get a pull session in at the Complex… results below.

Ossu!!

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Mon Sept 21/15 5:30 pm BJJ

Great class Monday… got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm. Rolled with Thor till start of class. “Fun rolls,” he says… me replies, “yeah a lot of inverted funny back take stuff going on… oh and that damn crucifix” lol

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Rhino was in to run the class. Had us work on take-downs.

All starting from over and under clinch positioning. The first, was with a back step, with an elbow or sleeve grip with the over-hook, then a fast knee bump on the under-hook side of the retracting leg. Taking them down on the under-hooks side. Second, was with an over-hook, after freeing the under-hook to palm push your partner in the chest and grabbing that wrist with the over-hook, to take them down on the over-hook side. A lot of pressure on the shoulder, throw your partner hard and their shoulder could snap… ouch. Great throws… hard take downs. Learn to break fall or counter lol.

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I partnered with my white belt buddy Mitch.

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Rhino then had us roll for the remaining 15 mins… lol

Oh… he also got promoted! Congratulations big guy… kinda important. Lol

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Sun Sept 20/15 11 am BJJ

As you can see… I’ve been procrastinating.

Well not really lol… baba has been keeping me busy.

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Got to LEMMA around 9:30 am on Sunday. Yes sir, me rowed…

2 sessions of 4 km… great day and a few calories burned.

Results below…

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Quite a few guys showed up this morning… summer must be ending lol.

Newer white belts Kevin, Cole, Scotty Hall and Travis were in attendance. Hassan, Brittany, Justin St Amand, Scotty too hotty, and Nathan were as well…

Felt kinda bad… called Cole Kyle… ooops

Big up to the new faces for a Sunday showing.

I know its hard to come on an early Sunday to train BJJ.

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Hard work will pay off!!

Quick clip of our warm-up below…

Somebody requested drilling with chained techniques… coaching is cool. Feedback is even cooler when it will improve the quality of the class. This I do love… chaining takedowns, passing the guard to full on submission attack… love.

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So I got the homies to do a bunch… 2 mins for each chain, then alternate. First, was the X-pass, knee on belly, then spinning arm-bar. Second, was the knee slice pass, to kesa gatame, straight arm lock on the near side arm, to a kimura on the far side arm while stepping over to sit on the face, then possibly attacking wrist, or arm-bar if choosing so. Lastly, was a deep hip throw, with a belt or under hook grip to attack the far side arm again.

I threw all that into the warm-up lol.

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Technique… we continued to review the 96 choke, as well as the Brazilian Neck Tie from the 96 choke fun fun…

Quick clip below…

We then rolled. 5 min rounds…

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Rolling:
1. Shat Hatton
2. Scotty too Hotty
3. Hassan
4. White belt Travis
5. Justin St Amand
6. Shat Hatton

Quick clip of us rolling below…

Great rolling…a few faces I haven’t seen all summer…

Don’t blame you, summer is summer…

Always great to take a break!

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Bunch of newer faces too… great to have you.

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Hope to see you back!

OSSU!

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