Mon Sept 28/15 5:30 pm BJJ


Strangling your friends… crazy talk.


Got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm…

Rolled with Thor…

Head coach Matt is planning to go to little Matt’s rehearsal wedding at 5:00 pm… he needed a substitute to coach his kids class on Thursday. Travis has volunteered. Hopefully I can get some other Senior guys to help. The more the merrier… kids lol. That energy.

Thor ran it… standard warm-ups with running around the mat, shrimping forwards and backwards, break-falls, and sit-outs.

He then got us to review the sit up guard, to a sweep, to attacking the back.

LOVE this guard…

I worked in with Jared, and Juneau… fun fun.

Then we rolled.

Rolling: (3 mins, 30 sec breaks)

  1. Some random newer white belt
  2. Jesse MacDougall
  3. Travis Duncan
  4. I think a 2 stripe white belt by the name of Adrian?
  5. Katrina Jones

Fun fun…


A lot of fast hard matches…


All about the technique!!


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Sun Sept 27/15 11am BJJ


Got to LEMMA on Sunday around 9:30 am…

Kathy was in to lift…

Me rowed. yep 2, 4 km sessions. Did alright…

Will be adding 200 m sprints, with 1 min rest, tabata sets, and the 30s on 30s off to mix things up…

Results BELOW


We warmed up with running around, bear crawls, lunges, then a bunch of chaining drills… video clip below.

We then reviewed a few wonderful paper cutter choke variations… fantastic.!!

Then we rolled…

Rolling: (5 min, 30 sec breaks)

  1. Scott Hall
  2. Big Red
  3. Scotty too Hotty
  4. Travis Duncan
  5. Colin the beast

Boy did the guys put the pedal on me lol… rough rough hah!! Unfortunately, I forgot to record all the sets… only got the last one in which was hard as well.


All you gotta do is show up… someone will push you. You will learn something!!


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Fri Sept 25/15 Open Mat


Got to LEMMA at about 5:30pm last Friday

Reviewed a bunch of leg locks positions, the closed guard with Nathan Shat Hatton, & a very cool crucifix to loop choke with Thor… link below.

Rolling: (5 min, 30 sec breaks)

1. Scotty
2. Scotty
3. Hassan
4. Hassan
5. Mitch
6. Mitch
7. Mitch
8. Mitch

Quick Fri open mat session below…


Me and Mitch rolling…

Fun rolling… great times!!

Just show up… you will always learn something!!

Had an intense discussion with my homie Hatton about submissions, strategies, styles, games and submissions to finish a match. The grappling arts has evolved soo much, to the sport end of things that you do other wise, non typical things you would not see in futile warfare back in the day in hand to hand combat… learning specific games is great. Being a specialist of one is even better. Guys of recent have started playing the leg lock game… that is awesome, we evolve!

Live by the sword, and die by the sword…

Only a few leg locks I will open myself up to to continue learning… the ones that don’t expose my legs lol… if you know BJJ, train in any of the grappling arts you will know exactly which ones… and I will continue to learn to understand the mechanic of the others, to be able to defend.


My game has been the GI strangles and choking, you can hit them from everywhere… Nathan mentioned that strangle/choking is the ultimate submission… I agreed.

Chokes are King, arm locks Queen, and leg locks, a thief… I think that’s a quote from Dean Lister…

Nathan also stated that choking means death… you can always break someones legs, or arms and the could by whatever means escape or live… choking renders them unconscious… which by definition is death? taking their soul? well you could pretty much do what ever if they were unconscious, not breathing… so pretty much dead.

The Choke is King!!


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