Tues July 14/15 Lifting, Picnic, then Nogi

Met up with Travis and hit up the Complex early in the morning. Love the fact they have a day care…

Lifts:
1. Squats, 135 lbs, 5 sets, 18 reps
2. Bench, 135 lbs, 4 sets, 18 reps
3. Crunches, 4 sets, 18 reps

Went to the local Teddy Bear Picnic at a local park with G, met up with another  other couple with a kid his age or close lol… by 3 months hahahah cute.

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Wifey got home in time for me to get ready for 5:30 pm , nogi… yes nogi…

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Yes gotta train nogi.. partnered with Jesse Vetri… yes he came to a class lol… crazy… pigs are flying. Dude trains jitz twice a day. Second actual class I’ve seen him attend this year, he’s probably attended other lol. My one Sunday class, then this lol… he is getting ready for Masters Worlds… one day I’ll make it. More, mat time is important, especially to work on and refine technique.

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Matthew Thorburn reviewed a string of closed guard attacks set up from an arm drag, with a lat grip. Love these wooo.

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Emma then joined to work on these techniques. Emma is a freak wrestler who is slowly adjusting to playing off her back… slowly.

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She has been away for over a year working on her wrestling and competitions with the University she attends locally here. FANTASTIC!!

Rolling:
1. Emma Horner
2. Morgo Razer Frazer
3. Colin the 220 lbs white belt with an Aikido back ground

Fun rounds… Emma with her deadly head snaps downs to gilliotine… she fights tooth and nail for the takedown… must be a wrestling thing lol…

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I ended up pulling guard, she wasn’t happy lol. Then I transitioned to a single leg. Oops hahah.

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Morgo was just flowing which was nice… dude busted his foot again. Rest up homie. Seriously lol.

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Hahahah

Rolling with Colin was a tough as usual. Dude is always rolling hard lol.
Oh well… especially with a big guy who is basically just figuring out how to use a fantastic base. Especially when he fights tooth and nail for the top game…

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Yes smaller purple belts have problems with bigger guys especially when there is a 60 lbs to 70 lbs weight difference and that they have been training for a while…

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Weight does make a difference when skill catches up…

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Oh well, I always end up focusing on my sweep and closed guard game with him… he will learn.

Hopefully we see you out tomorrow!

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Oss,

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Wed June 17/15 BJJ

Arm bars, arm bars…

We be doing arm bars…

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Got to to LEMMA around 6pm, got volunteered amongst other peoples to be a dummy for the rug rats…

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They practiced the good old fashioned  closed guard guillotine excellent work homies!

The future of BJJ… Osss.

Diesel ran the class today…

Warm up was my favourite with repping out arm bar swings, 10 on each side and then the good old fashioned hip bump sweeps.

For those of you that attend my Sunday classes, you know there are about 8 or 9 other drills we run down… Oss.

Partnered with Josh the beast Daluca, yep beast. Strong like bull, moves like one too. >

Tired with all the traveling, flying, driving and super long traveling weekend festivities, from the little monkey being up, the long working day but hey…

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BTW, Congrats Pon on the wedding in London which i did attend on Saturday

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Then the drive down from Thunder Bay for my boy Morgan Razer Frazer in Minneapolis… bup bup!!

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BJJ all the way son!

Diesel got us to work on a few variations of an arm bar then one into a sweep.

King of the mat starting from closed guard, then rolling afterwards.

First, I got grouped with Josh, & Jesse. Physical phenoms lol… athletic smashers lol. It was fun and I got pushed around. Second, I got grouped with Philippe, & Marc. Yep pushed around lol… then it was Luke and Juno lol. Man, only Marco was my size lol.

Rolling: (4 min rounds, 30 sec breaks)
1. Josh the beast Daluca
2. Jesse quicky McDougall
3. Philippe the Frencher Jecker
4. Marco Polo

Great rounds, and I got pushed. Sometimes rolling with bigger guys puts my technical ability to the test and reminds me that technique rules all

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They are STRONGER, they are more muscular. I muscle back, I’m smaller, they win the strength and push battle I gas, & I can die.

Not smart, had to change my strategies… lol especially when a bull mounts you yep.

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Defensive and ‘A’ game to live… weather the storm and wait for openings

Chugged a bunch of water

WORD… lol

Oss,

See you Friday for Open Mat

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Rickson Gracie, The Living Legend

He sure is a legend… obviously we all dream to be like him?

WAIT… BJJ is about our own journey…

Well at least his accomplishments can be inspirational to us… Below is a little homage to his awesomeness with a few videos to commemorate his greatness and history in helping mold what modern BJJ is today…

Ossu!!

Choke, A Rickson Gracie Documentary

Rickson Gracie VS Koichiro Kimura Vale Tudo Japan 04 20 1995

Rickson Gracie, Vale Tudo Japan Open 1994

Rickson Gracie VS Yuki Nakai Vale Tudo Japan 04 20 1995 FINALE

Rickson Gracie VS Yoshihisa Yamamoto 04-20-1995 ROUND 3

Rickson Gracie VS Takada 1997

Rickson Gracie VS David Levicki

Rickson Gracie vs Masakatsu Funaki 2000

Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo Talk Rickson Gracie, and Kron Gracie at ADCC 2013

Joe Rogan Experience #524 – Rickson Gracie & Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo explains the Rubber Guard to Rickson Gracie