Sunday, 17 February 2019

Saturday's session

We had 3 fantastic classes.  We've transitioned to working on mount retention.  How to grape vine the legs to gain control.  Our first submission was the Americana.  This was learnt very quickly by everyone.  We then turned our Americana into a straight arm bar.  Both submission will need more practice however everyone gets the concept.  No submission until you have control.

We had 4 new students try out today and 2 students returned that we haven't seen for a while.  It was great to see everyone welcome the new children and welcome back Sol and Marlow.

We played the rugby game which was a blast.  It's a nice break from the regular training regime. 

Our competition class was super fun.  We did a lot of 3 minute rounds starting from the standing position.  A lot was learnt by all.  Let's keep up the pressure so everyone can feel confidant when the competition time arrives.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Tuesday training report

Hello everyone. Today was a fun one. We had a new student come for a try. She did well in her first class.

I was surprised and impressed to see Aidan who is one of our youngest students tie his belt without any help.  Our older students may need to get some lessons from Aidan.  ;)  Well done Aidan. 

We worked on the arm drag today as a refresher.  Everyone put the pieces back together so by the end we had some good looking arm drags taking place.

We moved on to working mount escapes.  We had some good king/queen of the mat action.  Today we increased the resistance.  Everyone is getting to feel the pressure and use their techniques quickly to escape.

Someone took Burt's gi and belt and we had a pair of shoes left behind. 

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Second comp training

It was a great day to be on the mats. We continued with our mount escape work.  The 3 options are working well for everyone.  I can't stress enough how important it is to continually practice these techniques. 

I was very proud of everyone's good sportsmanship and can do attitude during the class.  We got some valuable take down work completed today. 

I've been made aware that a lot of our students are watching BJJ tutorials on YouTube.  I was pleased to hear that news today.  I will start a page here with the trainers that I watch for for tips and techniques. 

I want to give a big shout out to our girls that train at our school.  All of you worked hard today.  I'm extremely pleased and proud to see you girls enjoying the sport.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

The first competition training

Our first session went very well.  We worked single leg, knee tap and an intro to our top secret take down. 

In our 10am class we added a new warm up movement.  We've named it the scoot.  It's the beginning exercise to progress to the L Sit.  This one is a wicked ab workout.

Here's a photo of our other passion.  Rollerskating!

 Aidan doing the limbo

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Tuesday's training

It was great to see everyone back today.  We continued with our mount escapes and king/queen of the mat to allow everyone to have a more realistic sense of how to make the 2 techniques work.  We will be moving into our 3rd technique Saturday. 

Saturday is going to be our first training class for competitors.  I'm looking forward to coaching everyone.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Super Saturday Training

Thanks to everyone that came out to train today.  A great time was had by all.

Today we worked on the first mount escape technique.  Once everyone was looking good with the technique we raised the intensity.

Game time.  We did king and queen of the mat to let everyone work on the mount escape with resistance.  Everyone did very well and has discovered that all of the parts of the escape have to be correct for it to work well.

Next Saturday will be our first competition training day.  Time: 11:00am.  I'm looking forward to helping everyone developed their skills.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

We are back in action.

Good day everyone

We had a rough start this year with losing the Dojo keys.  I can now report that I have a new key!

We had a great first class for this year.  We are working on self defense techniques for the foreseeable future. 

today we review and taught our new student grip breaking and how to deal with someone that grabs them from behind.  Everyone enjoyed working the techniques.  It was really nice to be back on the mats today.