Wed Aug 26/15 6:30pm BJJ

Homies be like what what…
So a buddy of mine just got his purple belt at the Alliance Club in Minneapolis.

Fantastic, happy for you buddy… we surely have trained a lot together, 5 to sometimes 7 times a week lol… sometimes just me, him and a few others. We both went to our first tourney together. You were just a white belt and I had just got my blue belt.

Man in 2012 Or 2011?
IBJJF Chicago Winter Open


You had the worst experience and almost gave it all up… look at you now, you didn’t.

Always a great thing when the time on the mat is recognised and you move forward.


Congratulations homeboy… wished I could have been there. We were white belts once… not looking back!


Commitment, dedication, focus are one of few things that helps our growth. That purple belt is big…


Got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm, only got a few minutes in rolling with Matt Thorburn… oh well.


Matt Veal ran the class. I partnered with Tony Gallo. Matt had us review a butterfly sweep entry to a gilliotine then a few north south choke variants, then also a ninja choke or armless brabo choke. After that we rolled.

One of the smaller, newer white belts approached me for the jam session.

Do I have like a sign on my back that attracts all the white belts lol… must be my smile.

I surely wouldn’t have denied him an opportunity to beat me up lol… white belts are humans too. That’s what makes or breaks the growth of the team. Always gotta help the new blood improve cause we are family… but seriously lol…


Anywho, I did manage to get to the Complex in the morning… and did my thing.


Not as good as my Tuesday session, but hey… at least I went in to train…

Hopefully, I see a few guys out today at openmat… RIBFEST today… yay.

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Wed May 27/15 BJJ

Oooh boy, got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm was sooo frecken drained lol



5 month old baby?

Wife that needs to get out of the house?

Doggy that wants your attention?

Work keeping you busy?


Let just say I had a few tough rolls ahem 5 rounds?

5 min burners with a very athletic fellow who has been off the mat for over a month.


Oh boy duder is still as strong. Oh Justin St Amand… you do know I’m talking about you. Your drive is what makes you excel above others. Keep at it brother. You are a force to be reckoned with.


Morgan was in, even with his broken toe… noticed Nathan leaving while pulling in. Scotty too hotty was just on his way out. Morgan was helping Katrina with various issues. Yep I got the beast of a white belt waiting to gobble me up. lol

Morgan ran a short warm-up with a positional drilling exercise.

Coach got us to drill on a few self-defense back take defense variations. I Partnered with Justin the beast Sillyman. First from the head lock when your attacker misses the head strike. Then second from a body lock from behind.

Below is a good clip of what was reviewed yesterday for a head lock escape…

Stephan Kesting does it best with his video below…

Coach then got us to drill a closed guard, with double belt grip break, to an over hook, then London guard with a collar grip, then omaplata, with even strikes.


Great class for those of you that didn’t show…


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