Apr 27/16 Wed BJJ

Slowly but surely lol… getting this done.
Damn straight… fed the monkey and went into the gym.


Sooo what injuries?

Gotta get some kinda bjj in… training that is.

Thor ran the class. Warm-up was a bunch of various shrimps around the mat, back archw, and then head strengthening exercises. He then had us review the butterfly fly sweep while being flattened out and two collar grips, which then sequenced into an inverted straight arm lock…. great stuff!!

I partnered with Aussey Mike and we repped  it out like a million times.





Apr 24/16 Sun BJJ


Wow… a month ago lol.

Either way I gotta catch up!!


Then some workout stuff I caught on tape below…

Training session from April 24th… below.


Apr 25/16 Mon BJJ

Didn’t want to go… went eitherway.

Wrist was really feeling it. Eitherway, Thor had me running the warm-up.

A small 10 minute warm-up with standard stuff.


He then had us rep the butterfly sweep, with an under hook belt grip from a sleeve, arm drag stuff from open guard back and forth for a few 10 minute rounds.

I partnered with Thor.

Repped out like a million of them lol… nuts!!!

Didn’t roll…





Apr 10/16 Sun BJJ

Yes… there was snow this Sunday morning…

Hello snow… 5 cm sure lol.


Oh well the monkey was up at 6 am. Thanks to the wife, I got to sleep in till 8 am lol. Yep, got in some coffee, walked the dog, then gym by 9 am.


Yep got some rowing in…

Also other random activities lol…

We had a newer attendee. Tyler Duke, wow is this dude is big… think he’s a cop. Great stuff though, lots of potential and willingness to learn. Warm-up was standard, on 15 min. Drilling started with hip-bump sweeps, the hip-bump to kimura, the hip-bump to kimura to Omaplata’s. Then it was the pendulum sweep, then pendulum to arm-bar. Finishing with the scissor sweep, then scissor to mount x-collar choke. Great stuff… 1 min bangers. Next we reviewed the tripod sweep which moved into a chain of progressive control and attacks. Sweep, mount, side s-mount, harness, wing-choke, bow-choke, arm-bar. We’ve been working on this, piece by piece for the past few months on Sundays. The guys that show up get it… its beautiful to watch lol. We followed-up with troubleshooting issues everyone had, then 6×5 min rounds of hard rolling. Even class meant I only got to roll when Gare bear tapped himself out lol… think he was mad at me for something lol…. home boys gotta learn to be able to pace themselves lol. Oh well, here to coach. Small sacrifices for a better good. Helping BJJ grow as a whole. I get lots of rolling in during the week still, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays… most often Fridays. At least I come in at 9 am on Sundays to get conditioning in… or whatever you want to call it lol.


Clip of me pushing the homies a little this Sunday, grinding below… lol

Apr 17/16 Sun BJJ

Long over due post… been busy. Training from April 17th lol. Wife say’s just work on them lol
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?


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.


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


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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!!


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


Apr 6/16 Wed BJJ

Yes lol I know behind.


We had our final gradings for the week… a lot of over due belts a few kids, blues, a purple and a few degrees on browns.

Wooo congrats to all!!

#TrainintheGI, say’s Marcelo Garcia, your jiu-jitsu will get better.

Train in the GI, say’s T-son, not only will your BJJ  get better, but the belts you level up with, you can actually wear to hold together your GI jacket and up your pants lol 🙂

Cute picture my homie Travis took from a Sunday class yipping BJJ BS…


Promotions, gradings, and belts mean different things to everyone.

Everyone’s journey is different!

We all train BJJ for different reasons… gotta respect the reason’s. Without the reasons, there wouldn’t be people training. Without the people training, there would’t be BJJ.


This blog has been good to me, an opportunity to reflect, think, and grow on opportunities I wouldn’t have rather if I didn’t blog. A reflection of my BJJ and its continued evolution. Tracking personal progress, changes, attitude, learning experiences, and just random gibberish, kind of like a painting or self portrait that could in turn be reflective of my mat time which of course can never be taken away, ever… especially when its in my blog lol.

Been harder lately with chasing my kid around lol… more eh??? Yah more eventually lol.

Random chaotic beauty… Gibberish, which is a good reflective representation of what a none BJJ practitioner would see lol.


Thor had us do 5 mins of arches and 5 mins of forward/backwards shrimping. He also made us do butterfly sweeps as well as turn over re-guarding for 5 mins each.


Then we rolled. 5 mins with Luke, Juneau, Deseil, Josh, and then bigger Josh lol… yes there is a bigger Josh. Blue belt too, Haha.


Great stuff!!!


Mar 27/16 Easter Sunday BJJ

Yeah… 11 am BJJ on Easter Sunday!





Clip of my conditioning and being sanitary before the homies showed up. 25×4 push-ups, running around, sweeping, and mopping lol.


Clip of our jam session below. 15 mins of a standard Warm-up, 15 mins of movement exercises, 15 mins of positional sweep drilling, 15 mins review of tech, and 6×5 mins of rolling.


Great stuff!!

Good work guys!

Mar 16/16 Wed BJJ

DON’T want to train… but it was BJJ Wednesday!!


TBH, I was dreading going in to train today… tired, sore, and the dumping of snow wasn’t encouraging.



The little guy has been sick, so tending to his coughing or waking up while the wife tends is crazy. Hard to believe our parents went through this.


If they can do it, we absolutely have the ability to lol.

Thank god I went in though.


Thor ran the class, warm-ups with some running, forward/reverse shrimps, break falls to technical stands, sit outs, then arm drag flow drilling and takedowns. I partnered with Aussie Mike…. We then rolled with 5 min rounds.

Clip or our class below…

Aussie Mike, Juneau, Mitch’s buddy tall big new guy Evan??, Brent from Geraldton, some big guy Mike from St Catherine’s that trains with Gracie Barra who forgot his GI, and then Josh… homeboys grilled me lol.


I lived lol



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Feb 21/16 Sunday BJJ


Soooo what?

Got to LEMMA around 8:30 am… got the following in prior to the homies showing up.
4x200m/2x1000m rowing, 4×10 box jumps, 4×25 push-ups, 8×4 tire flips, 40 sec head stands, sweeping/mopping, & some stretching… banged my shins on the box lol

Here it is slowed down lol… yep. Shin is all scraped up lol.

Yes that sucked. I walked it off!! lol

Either way, we had a standard warm-up, some positional sweep drilling, reviewed taking the back from mount from the hook sweep, 5×5 min rounds of rolling, and then 10 mins of first to points. The guys and gals did well, some were a little competitive but eh… a little competition never hurt anyone.

Clip of our grinding morning below.


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Feb 24/16 Wed BJJ

Like whoa… got a cold. I really shouldn’t have went to BJJ this day.

However, had to… going to Vegas early Friday morning for our delayed honeymoon lol. Miss it cause we found out we were having G a few days after the festivities lol. Don’t plan on training this visit… time with the wife is more important for this trip.

Won’t be back till late Monday night. Grandma and Grandpa are in town watching G and the munchkin dog.


Whew though… still had the boogers lol.
I apologise for anyone that got sick cause of me…


Hopefully I didn’t give anyone a cold… selfish me.

Aussey Mikey ran the warm-up….

Thor made us rep a double leg variation, then we drilled a hip bump sweeps, then an omaplata switch from the hip bump sweep.

Very nice!

Felt like I did it about a few hundred times.

Then we rolled… 5 min rounds. Thor, Eric, then with Jared. Fun fun!


Again, I apologise for anyone that got sick cause of me…



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