Fri Oct 16/15 Open Mat

BUSY BUSY… trying to keep up with everything… monkey getting sick, wife getting sick…

Got to LEMMA around 5:30 pm on Friday, rolled for an eternity with Big Steve, then with Clint Hollet a visiting black belt from Calgary under Gracie Barra.

Have been a little stressed out on the preparation of the in house tournament, which by the way was opened up to other local gyms… no one wanted in.

Oh well… next time. Bad timing I guess.

Bought some new GI’s… at least to me lol… a SYR Xcomp, purple from my Homie Morgo, then a SYR Absolute which I had delivered to the border. Got Morgo to grab it during his travelling… Went to the gym with no GI, assuming he would drop them off… no dice lol had to borrow Tony’s GI hahahaha.


The roll with big Steve was straight up was like with a typical with a bigger white belt, he worked for a takedown, I got smashed, then I had to work my way out of bad positioning… wished he would have tried to pull guard sometimes.

Working off your back is key, especially when your opponent is bigger then you and you get put on your back…

Fighting tooth and nail for the top position can be an inefficient way to burn up energy, maybe its just when rolling with me… the target lol.



I guess it could also be the intrigue that sometimes I’m smaller and that the 50 to 75 lbs I sometimes give up to the bigger guys, its more efficient for him to work for the top… not sure… game development, I guess.

Either way, its always a great way for me to warm up by struggling on the bottom with a bigger guy on top and me gasping for air… lol


Big Steve has improved since his first time OTM, a lot of growth, it was a fun roll… he just needs to open up his game and try using different strategies, like pulling guard and setting up attacks from there…

The rolling with the Black Belt from Gracie Barra was awesome.

Dude was in full control, used a guard that I’m definitely not too familiar with.

A full body x guard, which was interesting.

His pressure passing was on point!

Felt the whole time he was trying to set me up for specific things, but changed it up in mid transition which was just lovely… lol


I definitely was just a pawn today while rolling with him lol… He was just toying with me.

Caught a quick clip of us rolling below…


Great night of rolling!!


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