Dec 2/15 BJJ

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Its nice with this blogging thing to be able to blab about random thoughts, things that occur and what I feel portraits my slight addiction to BJJ… very slight.

Is this a reflection of my reality? Or is it a reflection of what I want people to see. Is this life? Or is it what I want people to see… lol well proof is in the pudding I guess… mat time is mat. None of that can be taken away. Blood sweat, tears of joy from being choked out and pushed by your fellow training partners.

Between the foot, and ankle now lol… life is life, maybe its telling me to relax?

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Then I snap back to reality and boom… am I dead?

So… picked up the little guy after work, limped around the house with him, fed him and got myself ready for BJJ lol.

Tape… plenty of tape, tiger balm, and ibuprofen lol. Yep

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Dedication or stupidity… probably closer to stupidity. Either way I went to BJJ lol… didn’t want to miss learning something someone else would have without myself being OTM…

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Caleb was in which was nice… he’s been telling me that he want to train every Wednesday now. He showed up second week in a row!

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Coach got us to do a few takedowns… 2 in fact. Thor reviewed the double. The single, and a heel pick. He also got us to review a guard jump to an arm-bar, crazy cray cray!

I wanted to roll… my body was telling me no. Noticed coach Keith eating chocolate covered nuts… went over to enjoy a few while the white belts rolled. Yep a lot of white belts OTM…

Fan-freaking-tastic

Reality is… the destination is the same. No need to rush. I need good ankles and feet to continue this journey lol.

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Mon Sept 21/15 5:30 pm BJJ

Great class Monday… got to LEMMA around 6:00 pm. Rolled with Thor till start of class. “Fun rolls,” he says… me replies, “yeah a lot of inverted funny back take stuff going on… oh and that damn crucifix” lol

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Rhino was in to run the class. Had us work on take-downs.

All starting from over and under clinch positioning. The first, was with a back step, with an elbow or sleeve grip with the over-hook, then a fast knee bump on the under-hook side of the retracting leg. Taking them down on the under-hooks side. Second, was with an over-hook, after freeing the under-hook to palm push your partner in the chest and grabbing that wrist with the over-hook, to take them down on the over-hook side. A lot of pressure on the shoulder, throw your partner hard and their shoulder could snap… ouch. Great throws… hard take downs. Learn to break fall or counter lol.

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I partnered with my white belt buddy Mitch.

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Rhino then had us roll for the remaining 15 mins… lol

Oh… he also got promoted! Congratulations big guy… kinda important. Lol

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Wed Aug 5/15 6:30 pm BJJ

Got to LEMMA around 6:15 pm…

Finger was still mangled… what-eves.

Tape hahahah… sometimes you just gotta train a little injured. You never know when you have to actually fight.

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Yep… got to the Complex this morning.
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Morning conditioning… 4 sets, 10 min each… didn’t hit my 2.0 km mark but hey… 4th set was still the best.

6:30 pm BJJ was fantastic @leadingedgemma!

Takedowns and some shark tank drilling. My favorite… Iron sharpens iron.

Boy, was I ever gassed at the end.
All the heavy weights showed up tonight lol. O.o

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I went for the takedowns…

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I even had to fake guard pull then sweep…

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Some guys were so hard to takedown… fighting tooth and nail, I even failed…

Drilling when your gas tank is empty reveals weakness… overcome an adapt!

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See you OTM!!

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Sun Aug 2/15 11 am BJJ

Didn’t think many would show… beautiful day, however I was in around 9:30 am.
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Hung over lol… too much scotch last night but hey… need to get conditioning in…

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Let just say my last set was horrible… 3rd set almost 2 mins lol woooo… getting better will never be easy.

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I was right not many people in… only Nathan and Brittany showed up…

Kinda glad…

Got Nathan to run the show. He ran through a short warm-up, then reviewed a take down from a duck under, to a brabo choke and then a arm triangle choke.

Lucky Brittany essentially got a private lol.

We had her ask questions with what she had problems and issues with.

Tried to answer them as best as we could.

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Then we had a few small 5 mins rounds on her with me coaching her while she rolled with Nathan…

Apparently she loved that… hah!!

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After BJJ I made sure to get my intake of meatballs in from Italian Fest!!

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