Dec 30/15 5:30 pm Open Mat

Oh yeah… one more to go after this.

Somebody I had a little discussion with told me they were sometimes nervous before clicking the post button for their blog.

Sometimes my gibberish is flagrantly filtered with wonderful selections of scotch… just saying.

Lets just say sometimes it takes me a few hours to enjoy a few glasses of scotch Lol

Great session before the 2016 NYE… love open mats.

#BJJ4LIFE
#BJJfourlife
#leadingedgemma
#leadingedgebjj
#thunderbaybjj

Opportunities to troubleshoot technique, and practice the art with low, semi, to even high level resistance amongst training partners.

The grand idea of the perfect training partner eh?

CANADIAN eh?

#thefarnorth

Without them… we wouldn’t even be able to train BJJ.

Open mats are a perfect platform. Train hard, train smart… longevity in this martial art is the key. Competition is super duper important. Compete as much as you can to develop the mindset and help your evolution, hence the as much part, as we all know with at regular to minimal training life can get in the way, thus competition would be the first you will cut, can get pricey, especially for us out of zone BJJERS… especially when you have a baby to deal with 4 or 5 times in the middle of the night into the early mornings lol… yep.

I LOATH COFFEE HAHAHAHAHHAHAH

Nice reference article below by Emil Fischer about how to be a good training partner from jiu-jitsu times.

https://www.jiujitsutimes.com/how-to-be-a-good-training-partner/

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Mind you… rolling with newer white belts brings in a life or death scenario in regular BJJ training.

Seriously if your looking for a fight… roll with a new white belt lol. They will fight tooth and nail for top position lol… It will improve your self-defense BJJ.

Especially, when they attack fingers, pull hairs, cuts from long nails, ear pulling, nose twisting, eye pokes, flailing uncontrollably, unpredictably and even, I’ve had instances of attempts of rape chokes while inside my guard… yes rape choke.

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Visualise, long and hard lol hahahahah

Oh and nasty turkey bites!!

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I feel like in the constant evolution of learning BJJ, self-defense is ridiculously important. Training with new white belts helps you maintain the sharpness of those skills sets otherwise lost when you are only molding yourself strictly for sport BJJ.

Self-defense is important!!

The circle of life for BJJ and the growth of white belts is important… the lively hood of the club, BJJ and longevity that BJJ stays real, and depends on the always growing number of white belts.

I almost feel like the new white belt is an indirect necessary evil to maintain the self-defense mind set…

When I say necessary evil, I mean injuries… can’t dodge them with white belts. Heck you won’t dodge them while rolling with senior ranks.

When we train, we should train with everyone… especially the white belt. A give and take. They learn to roll more efficiently and you, in return learn to be more effective being the senior of the two.

Always refinement of the game…

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Off course, just random gibberish… I have no research to support this rant… just a lot of bruises, injuries, and pain induced from rolling with random spazzy new white belts that decide to partake in our studies.

When we train BJJ, we train for the longevity of training, thus tapping and training smarter is of extreme relevance.

Ironic as my wrist, thumb, toes are mangled… all about the necessary evils eh? Circle of life eh?

Tape, tape, tape, tiger balm, ibuprofen, naproxen, coffee, and a lot of patience is a requirement in training BJJ…

Cute clip of us training last Wednesday below… rolled with Big Rig, Marco, Morgo, Matt, Jesse, and Caleb. 5 min double rounds.

Possibly the last deep roll session for some!!

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Dec 28/15 Mon Morning BJJ

Boom digity… got to LEMMA around 8:45 am.

Solid!

Only few more days to blab about!

Damn it was cold lol… on Monday morning man.

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BRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

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Got a solid 15 min warm-up in… enough to take off my rash guard and socks lol.

A clip of our rounds… pretty random rounds cause we doubled up even though it was set at 5 mins lol…

A clip of the whole morning session…

Either way this morning session was fantastic!

Just show up homie!

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Always a great way to start out the morning… train BJJ and get your mind going!!

Osss!

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Dec 27/15 Sunday Morning BJJ

Still behind… but gaining ground.

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Got to LEMMA around 9:00 am last Sunday, you bet lol… I got some rowing in.

Seeing that I only row about once a week nowadays.

Oh well. lol

Class was fantastic!!

We started with a nice little warm-up, some drilling with isolated sweeps from closed guard, reviewed the star sweep, then a bunch of 5 min rounds of rolling.

Great crew out. We had a visiting brown belt from Complete MMA in Regina, Paul, who joined in on our morning training session. Was great to have the opportunity to roll with him, fun fun! Pretty fast on his feet and a very good top control game!

Been practising these head stand things to improve my balance and strengthen my neck… lol

Got a clip of me showing the star sweep from closed guard to all the homies that attended the class…

Clip of the whole class and us rolling from last Sundays BJJ morning session…

Overall great class a lot of tough rounds…

Wrist, toe, and ankle is still mangled.

Thank god for Tiger Balm and tape lots of tape. lol…

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Still waiting for the Battle Balm, can’t wait.

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Dec 26/15 Boxing Day BJJ

Yes… I fell behind.

Oooops…

Whether its read or not. Don’t matter. Its my gibberish.

Boxing day a was a great day of shopping and finding sales… got up early.

Real early lol.

Fed the monkey’s me and the wife had a small bite and we hit the road…

Lots of random deals, not much though.

I SWEAR there was more last year.

Nothing you don’t really need to survive lol… either way it was nice to get out of the house and burn a few calories walking around the mall with the wife and baby. Time with the family is important.

The mall was empty when we got there… when we left. The parking lot was full. People fighting for our spot lol. Yep nuts…

Either way the someone posted on our gyms group page asking if anyone wanted to train… reality was, I was planning on hanging with the wife and family for the day, especially with all the training I do already…

But, the post felt heart felt… lonely.

Almost loser like. I gotta heart man.

#BJJ4LIFE

#BJJfourlife

Either way got permission from the wife to go in… yep. Posted a reply… Kait also agreed to join in, all to meet for 2 pm.

Not too shortly after… dude bails on the session.

Really buddy? Like really?

I managed to rearrange my schedule to help you out. Maybe I need to be more selfish with my time.

Bunch of BS as far as I’m concerned… should have just figured dude was gonna bail due to the other numerous other occurrences, what ever, your loss.

#whitebelt4life

Not sure if he’s actually interested in BJJ or just wants to be associated with BJJ and the idea of cool people rolling.

Training BJJ and the cool ass lifestyle that comes with it…

#poser

All I know is the mat don’t lie and your actions speaks larger then words. Made up excuses don’t help with your journey… you only lied to yourself.

Public shaming possibly?

Providing we’re practically the only legit BJJ club in town… respect, honour, integrity doesn’t travel too far within our little training ground and BJJ community up here in the sticks. Where else you gonna train homie? In your basement?

Especially when you find out what was obvious is obvious…

#ENDRANT

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Either way, I still managed to get some training in… actually a lot.

Thanks to only Kait that showed up, when someone else bailed.

We reviewed a basic closed guard arm-bar…. wooo hooo. Loved it!

NERD shit!!

Cool ass clip I made below Osssss…

 

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