May 23/16 Random Holiday Morning BJJ

#trainwhenyoucan

Repped out x-pass to arm-bar a few times, then rolled 5×4 mins rounds with Josh and Justin.

Barn burning rounds lol… these young guys keep me on my toes lol.

#sore

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Mon Oct 12/15, Thanksgiving 1:00 pm Open Mat

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After being away for little, with G being sick and the miniature vacation. All that driving… yes 15 hours to Windsor taking the US route, 3 hours to Kitchener, 5 hours to Sudbury, then 10 hours back to Tbay.

All I gotta say is Chicago sucks… Minneapolis, Michigan, and Wisconsin are simple drives.

Oh Detroit also gets a 5 thumbs down…. man. a third of your life sepnt on the highway waiting to drive 5 km…

WTF. Driving in Toronto was like that… what a waste. would rather be training BJJ…. thank god for BJJ, lol…

Thank god! It would help with the traffic congestions… get out and roll!! OSSS

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Yep went in to work to do a few things… will be doing that for the a couple days.

Things keep piling up on the desk lol.

Parental leave eh?? Lol

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On a better note… Me and the monkey went into open mat for 1 pm!

Cute pic of my homie the Albino Rhino hanging with G star!!

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Rolled with Veal, which seemed like an eternity… kinda was lol… great warm up, though. 25 to 30 mins of rolling.

Baby needed some attention… then rolled with the Albino Rhino for another eternity lol.

Baby needed more attention.

Left the gym at roughly 3pm… yep great time! great rolling!

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Fri Aug 28/15 5:30 pm OpenMat

Got to LEMMA around 5:00 pm… quite a few boys OTM… looked like they were reviewing some technique. Rad!

Hassan and myself after last weeks session… guess we’ll be losing him after the 21st of Oct. Booo. He found a job in butt-f- no-where and plans to be in Toronto for the little while.

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Morgon attempting to take my back last week… fun fun.

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G going north-south on me before OpenMat…
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Jesse asked a few questions regarding s-mount and kimura defended while attack is on top north south. We discussed and reviewed a few solutions.

Rolling: (10 mins, 30 sec breaks)
1. Travis (warm-up)
2. Scott
3. Steve
4. Rupert

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ADCC tonight… wooo

Hopefully we’ll see yall at BJJ tomorrow morning!!

Osss,

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Fri Aug 21/15 OpenMat

I train a lot… or at least I’d like to think that I do.

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Now I’m not comparing myself to those in their early 20s or even late 20s but hey… those, that are in their mid to late 30s, have a full time job, mortgage child or worst a baby. Love my baby… really do or else I wouldn’t have done a 6 month parental leave… and here in my head head I thought it would mean more BJJ.

Baby talk all day… really BJJ keeps me sane. Oh, the fine scotch helps too.

Someone once told me that they had all these friends that use to train all the time… gym, weights, cross fit and stuff. Then out of nowhere they quit. Common denominator… a baby lol. So, apparently I’m doing OK.

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Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday’s. Rowing or lifting only in the early mornings on Sundays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays…

Getting out OTM can be tough… when I’m out. I train.

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Sometimes I really don’t feel like it when I out OTM… truth.

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Heck I still went… or wait maybe it was an excuse to leave the house. Great excuse either way.

Yep went to the Complex in the morning and rowed…

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Yes pulled 2 km under 10 mins. Fantastically, fantastic…

Had enough gull to go to open mat…

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Sooo much truth… all you have to do is show up… lets just say I wanted to take it easy. Mitch was in and he mentioned he wanted to roll with me a lot. Mitch is newer… heck he even invested in a Gi, which kinda means he maybe a keeper. Younger athletic, moves like a wrestler, very natural in negating attacks, and is friends with Devon. Yep, Devon Richer. Our head coaches son. Soo, you can guess he has had some rolling time… which is fantastic and he is game.

Rolling:(10 mins, 1 min breaks)
1. Mitch
2. Mitch
3. Mitch
4. Mitch
5. Jesse Veltri

For some reason he kept wanting to roll, especially after the bell, soooo I kept going lol… and hey, I don’t segregate my rolling time to specific people. I was the same way… always wanted to roll with the best. Back in the day when there was only a few of us in a GI at the older location, that meant anyone lol.

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Rolling with Jesse is nice cause he’s always setting up attacks and combos. Unfortunately, we’ll be losing him to Winnipeg as a training partner. His competition Nogi, 10th Planet, trucker stuff will be missed. TBH, without him I would have never been able to learn how to defend those kinds of attacks.

Different styles makes different scenarios, making different strategies, and different approaches.

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You will be missed here buddy, cheers to your next chapter!

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Osss,

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Fri Aug 6/15 OpenMat

Yeah buddy… got to LEMMA around 5:30 pm… bam.

Got a few tips on hyping up my rowing game… BOOM.

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ABSOLUTELY!

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Rolling: (5 min rounds)
1. Travis
2. Morgan
3. Adrian
4. Adrian
5. Luke
6. Nathan
7. Mitch
8. Darren

Clip of me rolling with Mitch blow…
Friday OpenMat: https://youtu.be/uDm1642vB7Q

Yeah, I got a few rounds in…

Went out for PHO with the wife afterwards to one of the few restaurants that serves it up here… no dice.

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What BJJ has taught me… improvise, adapt, and overcome.

Had “bun thit” instead…

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Fri May 29/15 Open Mat

Got to LEMMA around 5:30 pm…

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Holy-shamoly tonnes of home boys OTM…

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lets see, if my memory serves correctly:

  1. Brock
  2. Nathan
  3. Luke
  4. Morgan
  5. Aria
  6. Travis
  7. Katrina
  8. Alex
  9. Scotty
  10. Some random guy with a brand new blue GI and fresh white belt
  11. Another random guy with a brand new blue GI and fresh white belt
  12. Patrick the collar bone glass
  13. Marco
  14. Hassan

Anyone else?

8 mins rounds was set up!

BOOM!

No lifting…

No time had to get out by 6:45 to get the wife and baby…

Yes priorities, the PHO with some BJJers…

WORD…

Lets just say my first roll he brought the thunder lol…

Thunder from Thunder Bay BOOM!

No warm up roll for me lol…

Heck I should have did some squats…

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Rolling: (8 min rounds)

  1. Justin the Beast Sillyman
  2. Aria the pitbull
  3. Katrina the beast sushi
  4. Morgan King Razor Frazer
  5. Marco Polo
  6. Some random new guy white belt, with a brand new GI and fresh whit belt.. fan-frecken-tastic
  7. Patrick the collar bone glass

Wow some of our white belts have picked up their game… awesome, or is it just me and lack of sleep…?

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Naw, its our crew evolving… always getting better!

Oss

Open Mat, Fri May 15/15

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Yeah baby TGIF!!!… day off.

Went to the Complex with the wife and baby in the morning to get some S & C training in… Oss.

For those not familiar with S & C (Strength & Conditioning).

BOOM, yes this old guy is doing what he’s doing… baby and all.

It’s tough to keep up with those young adult OTM…

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S & C training off the mat will be my edge OTM…

I hear lifting at 85 percent of your weight is optimal, we shall see…

Weights: (12 Reps, 4 Sets, 135 lbs)
1. Squats
2. Bench Press

Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing, L6)
1. 5 mins, 500 m

TBH it was the first time taking the wife with me and it was fun. Showed her a few things and time was limited, but hey  got some lifting in and got the wife in on it as well… success.

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Got to LEMMA around 5 pm.
Scotty too hotty, Scott Hall, Big Red, Marco, Dr Klein, Big Rig, Josh Daluca & Katrina were on site to roll this wonderful Fri afternoon…

Jumped on the weights and the got some conditioning in Boom!

Weights: (12 Reps, 1 Set, 135 lbs)

  1. Squats
  2. Bench Press

Conditioning:

  1. Crunches, 5 sets, 100 reps
  2. Box Jumps, 5 sets, 12 reps

Conditioning: (Stationary Rowing, L6)

  1. 10:07 mins, 2010 m
  2. 10:04 mins, 1976 m

Live Rolling: (7 min rounds, 45 sec break)

1. Rupert 1 rounds, quick clip below…

2. Scotty Hall, 2 rounds, a few quick clips below…

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#BJJfourlife

Oss!