Nov 30/15 BJJ

Ooooo yah, baby and wife are sleeping… glass of scotch tonight.

Weird raining today…


All caught up…

Got to LEMMA around 5:30 pm lastnight… pitch black out.

Damn-it… pitch black.

Taped my foot up… tones of tape. Didn’t wear my contacts… ibuprofen, oh and coffee. Yep training blind lol… gotta keep showing up. You always learn something new.


Trying to just roll instead of watching stupid shit lol…

-9 & -9 Astigmatism… yeppers.

Had a nice long as roll with Eric… fun times. He’s improvement is remarkable. Must be the natural wrestling abilities lol.

Butt scoot wrestling haha!


Thor had us review the X-pass, smash-pass, to knee-slice sequence using your head to the floor, under hook far side and near side arm grip to finish… badass.

He even added pursay if your opponent didn’t open up with the under-hook on the far side to turn the knee outwards then attack the mount instead… I believe the idea was that you had options, pending on how your partner and how they reacted on the bottom, instead of just trying to force one pass.

You have a multitude of options by redirecting yourself from one side of the body to the other with that knee, using grips with pressure to stabilize their upper body, and using your opponents direction to dictate the path of least resistance for the best possible solution.


Nice clip from the x-pass to smash-pass transitioning.

Nice clip with drilling and the ability to be mobile moving side to side for more options.

The following clip is nice because it actually discusses how you bury the head and reach for the under-hook to flatten your partner to finish the knee slice. It also reviews other grips as well as my favorite the collar variation lol

Word… up!!

Any way great class… loved the light rolling with wrestler Eric… great job buddy. Focus on the technique your doing great!!



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Nov 29/15 BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 9:00 am… yep downed a coffee, ibuprofen, taped the foot up and rowed.


My right toe and ball of my foot was sore like a mofo… a 225 lbs white belt missing a single leg and smashing his knee into your foot, wearing a hardened knee pad… great. Second time in a row within a week, greatness… what are the odds, next time, I’m pulling guard.


My 2003 black Jeep is archaic as it comes, standard, no power windows, no power locks, power steering though… oh got a car starter installed a few years ago… lets just say shifting sucked lol. Your toe and ball of your feet are very important lol… but heck!

No rest for the wicked… need to get some kind of cardio in before BJJ…


I didn’t want to be that guy… hahahah

Any who, Nathan ran a 10 min warm-up, then I got the guys and gals to do a few partner drills involving the butterfly butt scoots and maintaining your hooks while your partner walked backwards. After that,  drilling consisted of 2 min sessions, each of scissor sweeps, pendulum sweeps, then the flower sweep. The advance guys had to finish with a submission. Technique mainly was the tripod, aka hook sweep… great times. They then repped it out for 2 min sessions with full on resistance twice each. After that we rolled… six 5 minute rounds. Yep lots of rolling lol…

Cute clip of our class…

One of the few errors i keep noticing is that everyone is trying to do the reviewing fast and hard….


Sorry its true… focus on getting the technique correct, before accelerating it… lol crawling, walking, running??

ohhhh and my results from rowing below


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Nov 27/15 Open Mat

A few homies OTM tonight… great stuff.

Between my foot, my eye’s and lack of sleep from the baby being sick, reality is, I should have taken Friday off lol… not to mention the long ass day at the office playing mental catch up with paper work that was piled on my desk throughout the 5 months off on parental leave… but hey, life sucks sometimes…

Roll with the punches or die?…

Or, is it paddle or you drown?

Or, ummm sink or swim?


That’s why this is my gibberish… can write whatever I want lol…

Can’t stay off the mat.





Noticed a fellow OTM that I really haven’t seen since we moved to this location, probably since 2011? maybe 2012?… guessing only a few people remember what happened that night OTM… strange and awkward it was…


With our core of current guys definitely haven’t had a situation like that since or even ever.


Surprised to see him there for open mat last night… oh well.

Rolled with Jrock, Rock Climber and then Sillymon… dudes were turning it up lol… great job!

5 to 10 min rounds great stuff.

Rolling with the Jrock below…

Rolling with the Rock Climber below…

Rolling with Sillymon below…

My battery ran out soo… missed my other few rounds with a few others not even sure… #babybrainexists


Toe is still mangled lol… butt scooting is key and trying to roll light. lol


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