Feb 14/16 Valentines BJJ

What can I say… the odds Sunday BJJ fell on a Valentines.


Guess its good… lol since it happened!!

Yes I’m behind 11 days??… just gotta plug away when I can, just like Jiu-jitsu. Will be more behind after this weekend lol… hitting up Vegas with the wifey for our long overdue honeymoon.




Sure… I was allowed to come in… lol.

In the morning anyways…

BJJ in the morning on a Sunday?

Why not?
Ain’t different then any other day, aside that you get to spend the rest of the day hanging with the other favourite people on earth…
Other then our BJJ mat rats.

You bet I came in to row, and do some conditioning stuff…  4×10 box jumps, 4×25 push-ups, 4×4 tire flips, all as fast as I could.

Tried doing the 200 m… wanted to puke. Only got 3 sets in lol… now on to box jumps and other random things. BJJ soon!

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Clip below…
Come on. I’m bored. Video taping encourages me to perform. 🙂
At least I’m doing something… NO?


Class was fun though… I actually took it easy on the homies today… been noticing guys really messing up side rolling. I see it every Sunday and during the week during our movement exercises.
Homies train everyday in the morning but can’t do a fundamental side roll, its like shrimping, helps with guard retention and escaping.

PRACTICE practice practice, DRILL drill drill lol


Told the homies that we will be reviewing it during class this day. 

I use to suck at side rolling, heck!! rolled over my head. 

Even found them a wonderful clip to help them improve while sitting at home watching TV… was hoping specific people showed up… that didn’t, that really suck at them and keep saying they can’t do it. Oh well can’t get them all.

Nice reference for building that flexibility I found for them below.

Even one for Granby Rolling… great reference below.

Either way, our morning class consisted of a standard warm-up with movement exercises, reviewed side & Granby rolling, 5×5 min rounds of rolling.
You bet… clip below.


Heck I still feel like I suck at BJJ, especially when life intervenes off the mat.

Just gotta keep showing up and plugging away!

Cause we love BJJ!!


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Feb 12/16 Open Mat

Yep still out of it… but I came in.



5 min fun rounds… Thor, a couple with Jrock, a few with Adrian, a couple with Marco, & like 5 with Kyle.

Clip of the jamming session below…


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Feb 7/16 Sunday BJJ


Between being sick, injury, the sick baby, and work stuff… I have been keeping in lower on the attendance scale… 


Clip of the training before bjj… yep got some in…

4×1 km Rows, 4×10 31in Box Jumps, 4×25 reps of push-ups, random stupidity, stretching, and mat cleanliness.

Added 2 of those damn 45 lbs cross fit plates for a box jump max lol. Repped 2 of them. Not even sure how thick they are… Will measure next time.

Clip of us training…

Warm-up with movement exercises with help from my homeboy Nathan Hatton. We then worked on open guard partner exercises, positional sweep drilling, reviewed the scissor sweep to mounted crossed collar choke, and then we rolled 5 rounds of 5 minute rounds.

Boy was it warm… lol


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Feb 5/16 Open Mat

Not much to say…

I’m still behind lol… keeping it super short.

I was still hurting.


I went in lol….


Fun fun!! 5 min rounds, 3 with TBT Steve, 2 with Kait, 4 with Kole…

Homies are getting better!!

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Feb 4/16 Kids BJJ

Yep… on the rush lol, picked the little homie up, fed him quickly, wife got home then out the door.


Got to LEMMA round 5:00 pm… holy shoot. Tonnes of guys there doing things, from lifting, privates to working on the bag… wow. The heat was hilariously hot. Oh well good for me… bad for everyone else?

Got the little homie’s to follow me around with some running around the mat, side steps, outside/insides, then switching every 2 side steps. Had them bear crawl then a bunch of lunges around the mat.


Nathan and Marco came in to help out,and even Justin, which was fantastic lol… Marc had them do a few cool things as well as Nathan.

Either way its always great o help out with the kids BJJ… only wished I had more time.

Maybe one day I’ll have a club where I can have time to teach BJJ to kids.

All about the growth of BJJ!!







Jan 28/16 Wed night BJJ

Yep… sooo behind.

WTF… damn snow on this day.


Worst is the drivers in Tbay lol… live in the north and can’t drive in the snow… hilarious.

Ah whatever… but really though.

All you gotta do is signal and slow down.

Either way, I picked up my little homie from daycare, fed him, wife got home then out… oh and packed the nicely washed GI for the newbie…. yep sure did. Dan Thor’s buddy from his work.

Downed some coffee… made sure to down 3 bottles of water throughout the day.


I know I know. Not enough lol.
Got to LEMMA around 5:15 pm, taped my wrist up… yep class at 6 lol.

Tonne of guys too… quiet a few advanced guys, great!!


Thor ran the class… Morgan did a standard warm-up, we repped a a few various of a single leg. By I mean repped, like 30 mins worth lol…. Partnered with Justin the Beast Sillymon. Yeah I was sore. Well at least it didn’t effect my wrist, as I made my partner take my down by attacking my only my left side lol, that way I can slap the mat with my good wrist. At some point I could feel my left fingers fall asleep… oops tape was too tight lol… made sure to loosen that up before technique. Thor got us working on the flower sweep… excellent!! repped them out… like a million of them lol…. a good 30 half hour says Morgo lol… great stuff. We then played some first to points. Myself, Veal, Aussie Mike, Morgo, Marco and Army Chris got grouped up. The white belts and a few others got grouped into a few other groups lol, good stuff, homies worked me lol…. sore, washed it all away last night with some rye… lovely.




Feb 3/16 Wed BJJ

Seriously though I’m like 10 days behind.

Between sickness, injuries, baby and him getting sick, family stuff and other work life opportunities this blog is behind… not that it matters. Only random BJJ gibberish anyway.

Homies be like what what… got to LEMMA around 5:15 pm this day….

In my head I was like what was the point… wasn’t gonna roll anyway. Either way, I bought a new wrist support brace system from Shoppers… thought I was gonna roll. Popped ibuprofen before I headed to the gym, which was great… ibuprofen, helped out for the warm up and pretty much throughout the course of the night actually.



Mike ran the warm-up, with standard running around the mats, inside/outside karaoke, forward/reverse shrimps, forward/reverse rolling, bear crawls, and possibly others… I forget lol.

Thor then had us review lateral drop throw… got a nice video below for reference.

Partnered with Tony and repped that out… tonnes lol

Thor then had us review the inside leg trip when your partner defends by stepping around to defend the throw… nice reference video below.

Partnered with Tony and repped that out… tonnes again lol

Thor then got us to review the flower sweep which we repped out… one of the newer white belts joined us for this session of review. Poor guy still trying to figure this out. Complete resistance of working technique lol… white belt stuff. Being a horrible training partner. It was ok for me, definitely won’t help other white belts lol, by resisting that much, especially when all you are doing is trying to figure out the movements. Yes I told him…



The reference I always use for my variation of this sweep below…

Then it was the rolling arm bar when your partner post to defend the flower sweep… a  good video reference is below.

We then rolled… I’ll be honest, I wasn’t planning on rolling, but one of our black belts invited me to roll. When a black belt ask you to roll, you roll, regardless. Our rolling session below.