Saturday, 23 June 2018

Saturday training report

Hello everyone

It was a cold day at the dojo this morning.  An intense warm up was essential to get everyone's pistons pumping. 

After our warm up  we had a great time doing the leap frog drill.  Once everyone had learnt to use momentum to carry their body over the top the drill went extremely well.  We then progressed to leap frogging and then shooting under the legs.  The shooting skill is important for take down work we will be doing in the weeks to come.

We moved onto reviewing the turtle escape and then adding another variation to the escape.  Everyone had to escape from me to show they had good technique.  Even the smallest student was able to execute the escape on me by using leverage instead of strength.  Well done to all!

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Saturday training update

Good day everyone
Turtle Position

Today we had a new student join us.  He joined in and everybody was very welcoming.

Today was our second class on back attack.

We started with the Crazy Horse game.  Each student had to take my back and stay on whilst I moved around the mat.  This drill is to learn the importance of strong hooks, seat belt grip and proper head position.  This game is always a hit.

Back Mount

We drilled moving on top of our partner whilst they are in turtle position.  We drilled with hands behind the back and then with hands on our partners back.  We moved onto rolling the person in turtle over by using the seat belt grip and proper leg position to take the back.

Everyone is equiped with enough tools now to start some sparring.  In BJJ we call it rolling.  For children the rounds are 3 minutes long.  Great fun was hand by all that rolled today.  It was so much fun that we extended class to continue with more matches.  Great work and sportsmanship everyone.  Well done.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Graduation time

Good day everyone

We will be having a graduation on June 30th at 10:00am.  It is a great opportunity to get everyone together to celebrate your achievements and be rewarded for all the hard work.

Students will need to get a black tab on their belt.  This is where the stripes will go.  The tab is 11.5 to 12cm. A tailor or anyone with a sewing machine can add the tab. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Time change for class on Saturday the 2nd of June

Hello everyone

Class will be at 9:00am this Saturday.

There is a function taking place that starts at 10:30am  This happens approximately 3 times a year.  We hope to see you all there.

Cheers Adam

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Rener Gracie on How to Tie Your Jiu Jitsu Belt Belt

Good day everyone.  This is the video I used to perfect tying my belt.  The first knot he shows should be easy enough for the younger students.  If you're feeling bold go for the Hollywood tie.  Oss!

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Training report

Today was all about grip breaking.  We learned 3 ways to break a lapel grip.  2 of our students that don't have a gi yet worked on 2 grip breaks and a defense if they are grabbed by the throat.  Everyone worked hard and enjoyed learning the techniques.  We are very lucky to have such hard working students.  Well done to everyone.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

A stellar day on the mats

What a fun class today.

We had Olivia's mum Yvonne join us as my assistant today.  It's fantastic to have the extra help and to have an adult to to help with demonstrations.

We had a new student join us today and give it a go. Talia jumped right in and was a fast learner.  Hopefully she'll be able to join us more often. 

Today we reviewed our mount escapes.  Everyone is doing a great job on refining their technique.  Our next step was to introduce ways to retain the mount.  Everyone learned how to make themselves heavy in mount firstly.  Next we worked on the grapevine.  The grapevine was a hit with the team.  We moved to the technical mount and how to follow your opponent if they try to roll away.  It was a good introduction and I look forward to more drilling with these techniques.

 Talia learning mount escape
 She nailed it!
Olivia working with Talia