Nov 25/15 5:30pm BJJ

One more and I’m caught up…

Boom Shackalacka!!

Picked up G from Daycare today… dude was sick. Scratching his ears, coughing. Presumably an ear infection at the time… yep shitty.

Picked up Indian food from the Monsoon… their food was freaken off the hook… I highly recommend. Other then the damn, dining location and the tandoori chicken that was raw and overly under cooked, which just required extra time in our oven. Everything tasted exquisite, light and very delightful!

10 outa 10 for taste, but definitely could have been spicier lol

We didn’t sleep all night on Wednesday. Poor kid, definitely picked it up from daycare. Crying, screaming, and coughing… a lot of Tylenol, and sleeping sitting up to relieve pressure. I had to take the day off to take him to the clinic. Yeppers Wednesday night kinda sucked.


On the flip side…

BJJ was fantastic lol… got to LEMMA around 5:45 pm.

Rolled with the big June buggy before class.


Thor ran the class…

Partnered with Caleb. He had us review the X-pass, smash-pass, then the arm-triangle…

Great class… love that submission.


Don’t forget to tap…lol 

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Nov 23/15 BJJ

Monkey turned 11 months today… nuts lol.

Time is blasted by.

GLAD I TOOK PARENTAL… would have never experienced his early child hood as I did lol.


I’m almost caught up…

The monkey started day care today so I’m back to work. Yep. back to work… excellent as that I get to have full conversations with actual adults. Well conversing period will up my reduced IQ lol… love it.


Rhino was in running the class… I partnered with Eric the wrestler or what I’ve called him in the past Blue Fuji… damn toe was still jammed lol.

Rhino got us to review the stance, sprawling and doubles… then I believe we rolled. Quite a few rounds.

5 mins each… rolled with Eric, Alex, Rock Climber, June Bug, and Eric again lol… oh well, good rounds, and fun. Technical at times… others, like rolling with spazzy white belts lol…

Spazzy, spazzy… jamming a jammed toe… damn thing, will it ever heal lol. 


Fighting tooth and nail for a take down with no mat space… love it. Learning curve I guess lol…


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Nov 22/15 Sunday BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 9:15 am… toe was mangled. Must have jammed it Friday rolling with one of the bigger guys lol.


Yep dismantled

Oh well still showed up…

Got some rowing in…

Tried to box jump, but my mangled toe got in the way… ended up only doing 30 push-ups then worked on the heavy bag for a few 4.0 min rounds.

Bag work is fantastic for getting the upper body to move with all those fast twitch muscles you rarely use while when your just grappling lol… sometimes I do miss striking and stuff, but when I think about getting punched or kicked in the face that all seems to change lol

Yep got a video clip below…

The homies got in around 11…

Even got work in with dribbling and shooting on the basketball night… fun fun lol before things got going.

Nathan ran a standard warm up…

Then got them to do a few drills…

Then we reviewed the flower sweep…

Then 5 min rounds of rolling till 12:30pm…


Great job guys!


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Nov 20/15 Open Mat


Got some decent fun rolls in last week… yep I’m behind again lol… oh well.

A tonne of guys OTM which was great.

Warmed up with Travis…

Trying to take it easy for the next little while with the eye issues.

Rolled with a few others as well… forget whom… Big Steve, his son, possibly others. Either way a few clips below of last weeks open mat session.



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Nov 15/15 Sun BJJ

Word… I’ll be back Friday…

Yep I went in on Sunday lol… its funny though, missed Monday and Wednesday this week because I decided to take a little self healing break because of the subconjunctival hemorrhages or bleeding in my eye’s…

BUT seriously though… haven’t been away for too long and it feels like its been forever.

BJJ is soooo freaking addictive… just my opinion though…




Rolling on Sunday was a big no no lol… felt like my eyes were gonna pop outa its socket with Brittany on top… Taking breaks here and there is a big must. Especially when your getting older, just can’t seem to bounce back like I used to. Oh well back OTM Friday… the hemorrhages appear to be receding. 






The baby is finally gonna start daycare next week for an infants program. Its funny, when I chose to do this 6 months of parental leave, I thought I was gonna be training BJJ everyday, hitting the gym every morning, sleeping in all the time, and just plain hanging out with my baby… unfortunately that wasn’t the case lol. I guess babies demand more attention then much expected. I sure have an appreciation for woman and my mom though… much respect. Not as easy as I suspected… talking baby all the time, thinking like a baby all the time, talking to the baby all the time. I feel like I’ve lost a few IQ points and brain cells lol… GOING NUTS, forgetting things I normally don’t forget, drawing blanks in the mornings from getting up between dreams, to change or feed the monkey… yep 6 months and it went fast lol… fortunately I’ve been going into work at least once a week to work on some paper work that seems to just keep piling on the desk lol to get ahead once I get back… yep back soon… hurray!! Definitely pros and cons… but you know what… the time I got to spend with the monkey was priceless… never will he ever be this big again… ever. Thank goodness… lol. Now I know why the wife wanted to go back to work when she did… a good compromise I guess… the grass isn’t greener on the other side, for you men contemplated on going on parental leave… however, if you do decide to take the plunge, at least your wife will know that if they were to die, you will be able to handle things on your own.


Thank god for BJJ, been keeping it as consistent as I can… 4 to even 5 days a weeks of actual training. 5 days, if I time everything accordingly and the stars align…

wpid-fb_img_1432778563800.jpgSunday Sundays… Early Sunday. Sundays is always fun days… had a few drinks to wash away the pain in the eyes the night before. Not sure if that was smart. Even drank a whole pot of coffee lol… not sure that was smart too… think all of that thins your blood… especially, if your trying to HEAL LOL?


Nuts… eyes were still red. Looked like a Zombie.

The shows still gotta go on… either way, I went in…

20 mins of rowing…


4 sets of 30 push ups, 10-28 in box jumps, 100 crunches, and the 1 set of 12-30 inch box jumps lol… this may have worsened the hemorrhages in my eyes lol… quick clip below…

Got Nathan to run the warm-up, which also include some drilling… a quick clip below…

We then reviewed the pendulum sweep…

A video for further reference of our technique…

Then of course we rolled…


See you OTM soon!!



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Fri Nov 13/15 Open Mat

Fri the 13th…


Full mat yet again.

Where these homies coming from.



Unconscious I was at one point… crazy when you lose a few seconds of memory.

Rolling rolling… we were rolling.

First roll was with Beef… light roll. Really light warm-up roll…
So light I went nighty night with a very fast single armed triangle.
I tapped… just not fast enough, and worst off in a manner that could not be communicated to my partner. I believe, I may have tapped myself… Ironically enough, I give everyone else shit for not tapping fast enough. Guess humility OTM every so often is a good personal reminder that everyone is not perfect including, obviously myself first and foremost. Embarrassed, a little… but hey this is my blog and honesty is key. Like on the mat our weaknesses will be exposed in one way or form. My gibberish is my gibberish no masking of the truth. Last time I fell asleep was at our old club on James St… during an open mat on a Saturday, triangled by our Professor and head coach doing Nogi via triangle… in 2009 lol… yes. That long ago lol, I vowed to my myself to tap early enough to never fall asleep again… back then all I remembered was stars, seeing a bunch of stars, then my body went limp… he released, and bong, I acted as if nothing happened nd that I was alright lol. Low and behold I was not… I went to sleep in his triangle yep… damn triangle and guys with long legs… damn-it.


Regardless, it was a good reminder that no one is invincible, especially myself. Not taking away from my partner, technically it was sound, no pain, not even the stars that I saw the last time, that’s how fast it went on lol… The head and arm was secured prior to the transition over me… which is where I recall tapping and unfortunately it must have been on my own chest with my free arm lol… which makes sense based on the position he had me in… reality is I should had tapped with my feet or yelled out vocally… then I recall vividly entering my house doors to an angry wife… then Beef’s face yelling my name and asking what my name was… Beef mentioned when I woke up I grabbed his lapel and set up for an arm drag… yep… setting up my grips lol. Felt really out of it… drunk in fact, guess I was out for a few minutes, maybe less.

Lesson learned tap!

Tap early…

Really early, if its with someone that is technically sound…


In my head I was like… I gotta keep rolling, or else coming out to the gym was for nothing lol… yeah weird.

Next I rolled with Black Belt Keith, a roll with Morgan, then a really long ass roll with Nathan, 3 or even 4 rounds straight through… still feel a little woozy… eyes are really bad… capillaries must have ruptured from the pressure.

We did manage to hit up the Tokyo house after for Sushi lol… the wife wasn’t impressed with my eyes though.

Saturday morning…

Sunday after Sunday BJJ


 We cannot find perfection within ourselves without making countless dumbass mistakes… and yes, that is my statement if you are wondering.



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Nov 11/15 BJJ

I remember…



Got to LEMMA around 5:45 pm… got some rolling in. First big Willy, then with the Pirate.



Great stuff tough long sessions with some bigger boys lol.


Thor ran the class with a warm-up that consisted of doubles and sprawling…

Back and forth back and forth for like 15 minutes lol or was it 20?? wait was it 10?

I partnered with the beast St Amand.

My foot was still mangled lol… wish we had the option to pull guard. Hah!!

Thor had us review the elbow push escape to counter the double under-pass, as well as from a transition while your opponent in top side control moves the outside anchor arm to across the body for better positioning. Marcelo Garcia used this all the time. Excellent escape when you can time this well. Very powerful once your arm locks out… below is a nice clip for further review with Marcelo demonstrating this from side control.

Rolling: (3 mins, 30 sec break)

  1. St Amand
  2. Fuji
  3. Big Steve

Thank god for the open mat prior… 3 min rounds just ain’t enough some times lol… especially if your trying to execute the technique we reviewed in class and the white belts are trying to eat you alive for dinner and with other agendas on their mind lol…


I did manage to hit the gym this morning to get some cardio in… rowing for about 40 mins… results below.


Made a visit to LEMMA this morning as well…


Bunch of guys working on a knee/shin guard sweep, some rolling and drilling.

We went to the Thai Kitchen afterwards… fun stuff!!!

My Gi was soaked after the class, washed after every use BTW…

Time to rotate and use one of my other beloved GI’s from my little collection.

Nov 9/15 BJJ


Caught up!!

The cage was full again with open mat homies!


Show up… train. Sometimes it’s hard.

Heck it’s always hard, not gonna lie.

There will always someone there to push you.


All we did was roll tonight…

Fantastic lol.

Rolling: (5 min, 60 sec breaks)
1. Rock Climber (Flow)
2. Fuji (Flow)
3. Reevo
4. Thor
5. Fuji
6. Fuji
7. Curly locks
8. Snell


Patience’s guys… and gals.

The Rock Climber caught some cool clips of me rolling… will post another time! 🙂

Great rolling tonight!!

Jammed my toe… ouch. Lower back is sore to wtf…lol I need to stretch my hamstrings out. dafuck…



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