Watch “July 31/16 Sunday Morning BJJ” on YouTube

#Word

My homie Andrew’s BDay… 
Got in early, swept the mats, warmed up and stretched for 45 mins. I really need to started rowing again… seriously. Hard getting a good work out town, especially in the summers, with 12 to 16 hours of your day on the job lol… 
Ended up doing a hard 20 min warm-up run by Nathan, 20 mins reviewing 2 variations of the paper cutter strangle, then a 20 mins shark tank starting for the Bday boy. 
10 mins for him on the bottom starting with closed guard, then 10 mins for him inside others closed guard until either the first point or submission for the next person in line.
Marc definitely loved it lol.
Yes we all lined up lol… fresh for the bday boy.

#BJJfourlife

#bjj4life

Happy birthday buddy!!

Great stuff!!

Hahahah

Watch “July 24/16 Sunday Morning BJJ” on YouTube

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15 min warm-up run by my homie Nathan Hatton. 30 mins of micro drilling knee slice-passes chaining to knee-belly arm-bar, kimura, then arm-bar with kimura control. 15 mins review of the double lapel control to cross collar strangle. Finished with 3 mins rounds starting from closed guard, then switched from either top to bottom or from bottom to top.15 min warm-up run by my homie Nathan Hatton. 30 mins of micro drilling knee slice-passes chaining to knee-belly arm-bar, kimura, then arm-bar with kimura control. 15 mins review of the double lapel control to cross collar strangle. Finished with 3 mins rounds starting from closed guard, then switched from either top to bottom or from bottom to top.

July 10/16 Sunday BJJ

#BJJfourlife

#BJJ4LIFE

What can I say… had a couple Saturday night watching the MMA fights, lol just a couple. The fights were decent, guys and gal putting it on the line. To be honest haven’t watched too much UFC since I started training BJJ seriously.

#Madrespect.

Getting punched in the face for a living sucks. Either you give it, or your going to get it… that’s why I started BJJ to not continue getting punched in the face. It sucks, believe me lol. Training jiu-jitsu you can either be the hammer, the nail or just flow and tap. Striking, its either the one or the other, can’t really tap to striking with someone, especially in an MMA, kick-boxing or even boxing training session, getting punched in the face is all kinda part of it.

#ouch

#LEMMA 

#leadingedgemma

#leadingedgebjj

15 min warm up run by my hoime Dr Shat Hatton!! Then I got us to do 45 mins of drilling self-defense tactics with a counter from a right hook with a back take sacrifice takedown & a counter from right round house to the leg with a inside leg sweep to an Estima foot lock. Nathan then got us to review a few deadly school yard headlock escapes. After that we reviewed a closed guard cross collar strangle variation. We then had a couple 10 min rounds of rolling, with just positional stuff for one of the girls to improve her mount and turtling sensitivity.

Sweeping and mat cleanliness,  with some stretching before the homies showed up… 

Great class!

With a great smaller group of people who just want to train!

#Ossss

See you OTM next Saturday, hopefully lol!!

July 3/16 Sunday Morning BJJ

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#3rddayinarowBJJ

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#whatwhat

Actually suprised at the attendance, especially with the beautiful weather…

Great stuff homies!!

15 min warm-up run by my homie Nathan. 45 mins of a torreando passing variation transitioning to knee-belly, then to a spinning arm-bar, kimura, and then an arm-bar with the same kimura grip control. Then we reviewed a closed guard lapel cross collar choke. Finished with 5×5 min rounds of rolling.

Quick clip with our mat cleanliness, random stretching, then the class… enjoy lol!

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3 days in a row… been a while.

Missed those days lol

June 26/16 11 am Sunday Morning BJJ

#wordup

#Jiujitz

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We trained… beautiful day as well. Didn’t expect many, but a hey a few did show up!!! Ossssss!!

Congrats to Jrock on his weekend success!! 

Hope my kid takes to BJJ like him… he’s grown so much. Love watching him grow!!

Beast!! he takes after his dad in size… heavyweight!
Him and his dad barely miss the Sunday Jams!! train train train, your work will show!! shity with my working out of town in the summers…. but hey, I work so I can train lol. Winter is when I can train.

#rowing

Even got some stretching, mat cleanliness and b-balling… yep always fun times when you have the gym to your self at 9:00 am lol…

Then the class…

#small

But again good…

We did a 15 min warm-up, then got the homies to rep out micro movements for the x-pass/knee-belly/spinning arm-bar, then reviewed a typical closed guard x-collar strangle, and then we rolled 2×10 min rounds.
https://youtu.be/A8dbf7yc7ws

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#Greatstuff

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Apr 24/16 Sun BJJ

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Wow… a month ago lol.

Either way I gotta catch up!!

#rowing

Then some workout stuff I caught on tape below…

Training session from April 24th… below.

 

Apr 17/16 Sun BJJ

Long over due post… been busy. Training from April 17th lol. Wife say’s just work on them lol
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Sometimes I feel lost, sometimes I feel uncomfortable, sometimes overwelmed, sometimes I wanna give up… like whats the point. No one cares… maybe it’s the injuries?

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Reality is, the mat put’s me back together mentally… here and now. Just worrying about the moment. All you problems just melt away, when you are worrying about being choked. Just show up.

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Yes I managed to get some training before the class lol…

#rowing

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Blah lol… BJJ soon. 🙂

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15 mins warm-up, 30 min drilling closed guard sweeps and chaining submissions, reviewed some technique, and then 6×5 mins rounds of rolling. It was Philippes bday a few days ago… so we kinda shark tanked him.

Fun slow mo roll with newer Mark lol!!

Either way, keep showing up… I do lol.

Just make sure to take time off when injured or you just keep injuring yourself!!

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Will try to get another one in before calling it a night.

Ossss!!

Jan 25/16 Mon BJJ

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Wow tone of new guys and gals OMT…

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Tonne of rat mats tonight! Osss

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Show up and train…

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#greatclass

Class was a great… had a visitor from Toronto, Natasha. Trains at Body of Four, with Mike Aviado and those group of killers. Have only met him a few time at the Ontario Open, seems like a great guy, even have him a a BJJ Facebook friend lol… hoping to roll with him one day.
Thor had us do a standard warm-up, then he got us to review a closed guard back take, then a closed guard arm-bar. Fan-freaking-tastic. I didn’t roll, due to my wrist. Could barley do a few of the warm-up exercises… still tried.

Partnered with Mitch… kid is picking up things quick. Training hard and a lot had his first competition not too long ago… i commend him. Competition isn’t for the weak. We repped out the back take, then the arm-bar quite a few times.

#everyonehasaprice

Word… Thor’s recruited a few potential BJJer’s from his work. Fan-freaking-tastic, had an extra Gi to lend one of them. That I’ve only worn once. I have the identical Gi in an A0 and all patched up… It’s an A1 in case I ever gain the weight back and need it to be IBJJF legal.

#Truth

I Gi hoard, truth i think of weird stuff like that. Especially if you like the style and brand. Fact is the A0, I still use in my rotation regularily, so you never know. But… I had an extra Gi to lend.

Turned out homie wanted to borrow it for a week. lol
That’s like lending your under wear out…  yeah no lol.

Either-way, I told the new guy that I’ll be taking it home and washing it right after. He asked if he could borrow it for a week or so until he figured out buying a Gi . In which I said no… I like my Gi’s cleaned regularly with after every use. I remember my first Gi as a white belt. It sure as hell wasn’t and I bought it, if I was lent one… I would have treated it worse. I ended up throwing it away, a Royal blue Reevo, very old model with no patches lol. He then asked if whether I would sell it… the following things popped into my head.

  • I have this exact GI one in a A0…
  • I wasn’t really gonna gain any extreme weight back…
  • I wore this particular Gi only once…

I offered it to him for $150 Canadian, which I thought was fair under the circumstances, I wasn’t in no way going to lend it to him for a week lol weird… especially since I didn’t even know him or whether he would return, or how he would actually treat it… He said that he would think about it and let me know after class. I agreed. I also lent him a white belt, which was my very first one… I told him he could get a GI online for $100 Canadian. I wasn’t intending to sell it or lend it out for a week lol. Shoot that’s weird,  especially when you know how much you perspire while training BJJ and the idea that it would be well taken care of made it easy to say no, I’ll just take it home.

I bought that puppy brand new for $104.00 USD, with shipping and handling at $25.00 USD & taxes $16.77 USD … that being said, totaled $145.77 USD.

The exchange rate not even sure back then… the bill on my paypay indicated 145.77 USD. However, currently…

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$206.86 Can lol…

They GI I plan on selling doesn’t exist anymore at $150 CN… but these are very similar prices.

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soooo… $119 + $25 Shipping + $18.72 tax = $162.72 USD

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$230.91 Can lol

That being said my original offer of $150CN was legit… he got a deal. My white belt however… guess he didn’t want the hassle of buying one online… I wasn’t going to sell it to him, but when he said $200 for both… 

#deal

I was gonna give my kid that white belt… but for 50 bucks, I can buy 10 of them lol.

#everyonehasaprice

One of my homies said I was a ruthless business person… I think it was pretty realistic that my original price of $150 CN was more then fair lol…

The logic and numbers don’t lie…

Truth is when you talk about a fair price, its always dependent on what the consumer market has the ability to spare. If they can afford it, they will pay for it. People don’t buy Rolex’s because they are dependable… they buy them because they can lol. However, unfortunately price can also be a delusion of dependability, and hold a high standard. 

If they can’t afford it, and still want to pay for it, you offer them a solution… which I did. The belt could be bought online for $10 bucks and I even explained that he could find a Gi online for $100.

BJJ related ranting gibberish over…

#over

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Ossssss!!

 

Jan 13/16 Wed BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 5:30 pm Wednesday last week.

Yes I’m still behind.

Sorry… I start these things then either the 2 little monkeys wants my attention.

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lol. Yes the dog, fur baby and my actual human baby lol.

#furbabiesneedlovetoo

Got OTM with Thor for only a few minutes left lol.

Either way, Thor ran the class… warm up consisted of us working on shrimping on the spot, then exercises to warm up the neck. Wrestling styled stuff.

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Uuuuhh my neck was sore the next morning lol.

Not to mention my wrist… dfck.

I partnered with Josh for the tech review. We worked on the arm bar with the pit stop first… Rep those out like a few hundred times. We then reviewed the switch when your opponent rips out the arm… to switch to the far side arm when they attempt to pass your guard, which should be obvious, repping it out a few hundred times.

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OR NOT hahahah?

Forget my tape and neoprene reinforcement for my ankle and wrist…

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No dice on rolling fck… seriously fck!

Probably smart of me due to my injuries anyway.

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Really though… my wrist is busted up.

I shouldn’t be rolling anyway.

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Must have subconsciously been doing myself a favor. No rolling till your hundo!!

 

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Jan 11/16 Mon BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 5:25 pm… last week on Monday.

Yes I’m behind… like last week behind.

Rhino was in to run the class. He had us running around, bear crawling, lunges, then a bunch of wrestling take down kind of warm-ups.

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I partnered with Juneau to partner drill the double leg… lol dude knee toe stomped me again lol…

Yeah buddy… a few other times as well.

The spazzy white belt strikes again lol hahahah ouch that hurt.

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I did manage to yelp like a little girl… shit hurt. JUNEAU is like 200 lbs

Lol dfck, especially when it wasn’t expected… we were just repping the movement lol.

Rhino had us review a closed guard sweep variation that starts with a arm drag, to a sweep similar to a pendulum sweep, but instead reaching deep for the far side leg, and to execute the arm-bar while sweeping or once swept.

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These are all very simple fundamental movements you need to understand as a white belt.

Simple and very effective… the bread and butter of BJJ.

To survive against a bigger non-skilled BJJ opponent.

Especially while your opponent attempts to break the guard by wedging a knee into your butt.

Either way we finished with 10 min rounds sessions of rolling.

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Rolled with Juneau, Eric, and then Travis the beast Caldwell.

Thanks for the push kids… lol I was really burnt out, wrist, ankle and toe were messed up.

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#Ibuprofen
#scotch
#battlebalm

…helped relieve the soreness over the night lol.

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