Saturday, 8 December 2018

Graduation 08-12-2018 and another surprise

We had a fantastic graduation today.  Congratulations to Pietro for achieving his grey/white belt.  Pietro is part of the group of my first students.  I love watching his Jiu Jitsu and very proud to be his instructor.  Everyone else earned a stripe today for their hard work and consistent training.

I look forward to teaching every class.  I can't think of anything more fun for me and Aidan than training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and passing it on to others to enjoy.  So many great things have happened to me and Aidan that wouldn't have occurred if we weren't involved in Bjj.

I want to thank Stuart and Serge for all their support and mentoring.  They are an integral part of my Jiu Jitsu journey.  Without them I wouldn't be able to grade my students legitimately under the IBJJF rules.

Once again Stuart and Serge surprised me today at our graduation.  They gave our gym a congratulatory plaque for our 1st year anniversary.  I have to say I was a little choked up whilst receiving the plaque.  I'm very lucky to have such thoughtful and kind professors.  Oss!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Tuesday training report

I tested everyone's attention to detail at the start of our class.  I asked the class if they noticed anything different about my uniform.  after careful study Miller nailed it.  I have a new stripe on my brown belt.  Good spotting Miller.

We started with a refresher on the two previous take down techniques we drilled on Saturday.  everyone displayed a good working knowledge of the techniques. Good work team.

Today's lesson was how to pull guard and collar drag to take the back.  We worked both of these movements a lot and I'm f\very pleased with everyone's performance.  Taking the back seems to be everyone's favorite attack.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Saturday rolling session and surprise.

What a fun Saturday.  We worked on 2 take downs from the knees to get the rolling started. Both classes did very well in our rolls at the end of the session.  I love watching our students use the techniques they have learnt rolling and the look on their faces when everything works.

Our surprise today was for Oscar.  Oscar has been training with me for a long time.  He's come a long why with his technique and focus in class.  I love seeing Oscar's Jiu Jitsu.  He's got one of the best back attacks and seat belt grip in the class.  Well done Oscar!

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

2 chain drills in one class

Our new technique today was the arm drag.  Everyone got the concept however more practice is needed to make it a reflex.
We completed the second drill with a sweet submission today.  After running the second drill a while we decided to refresh the first chain drill that everyone learned weeks ago.  I was super proud of all the older students for remembering the sequence and nailing the finer details of the positions.

Well done everyone.  

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Super Saturday training

Both classes have completed their second chain drill.  Great work everyone for remembering the details of each position and movement. 

We decided to teach a submission from knee on the belly at the end of our chain.  We went with Aidan's favorite attack.  Far side arm bar from knee on the belly.  All of our students were super focused and picked up the submission very quickly.  There is still work to do however it's coming together nicely. 

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Tearing up the mats on Tuesday

Today's warm up was intense.  We broke from running and dropped to do crunches.  It's good to change things up a little to keep the warm up interesting.  There was good work done on the chicken walk and our new reverse chicken.  Every new movement leads to the next technique we will be working on.

We've added a leg drag to finish our single leg take down.  This opens the door for a sweet knee ride.  There are so many choices from the knee on belly.  Aidan showed his far side arm bar.  Looks like we will be adding that to our chain next week.  Overall we accomplished a lot today and it was great to see everyone working hard.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Today we focused on movement.

Are warm up today was longer than usual.  We focused on some more advanced warm up movements that are necessary for techniques we'll be working on in the near future.  An example is the step entry for a double leg take down.  A few of our younger students were doing it naturally whilst they were attempting to do the chicken walk.  Aidan did an excellent job showing the movement which we decided to call it the reverse chicken.  

Our technique of the day was breaking lapel grips.  Everyone new to the school picked up the technique quickly and it was a great refresher for our senior students.  Grip fighting is always a hit with this team.  Excellent work everyone.