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Derek Simonds 11-02-2007 07:45 PM

BJJ Blue Belt Test
 
I was training tonight and our head instructor was at the academy. He was talking with the other instructors and asked who was on the belt test for tomorrow. I haven't been a ton lately because of the wrist and travel. They told him I wasn't on the test but apparently he watched me rolling and told them to put me on.

Well now. I am excited but slightly nervous as I don't really know what will be on the test.

I am excited and I am confident that I will do well, don't know if I will get the belt but my strength and cardio will be spot on.

I will post tomorrow after the test.

Greg Davis 11-03-2007 10:59 AM

Good luck Derek let us know what they were looking for..

Derek Simonds 11-03-2007 02:11 PM

Hey I passed. Sorry for the crappy photo but all I remembered was my cell phone.

http://i8.tinypic.com/6bxael4.jpg

We ran through a ton of stuff.

Double, Single, Sprawl from double, Sprawl from single
Hip Throw
Guillotine defense arm goes on the same side as your leg (dope)
3 sweeps from guard: scissor, omoplata and armbar
3 passes from closed guard
3 submissions from guard: armbar, triangle, omoplata
armbar from mount both side
Gi choke from mount
escape from mount
escape from side control
2 chokes from back gi and rnc
escape from RNC

We then rolled with our partner at 50% to show live transitions and position. The instructor conducting the testing was very specific don't hold position work to different spots and move so they could see our flow. We did this for probably around 5 - 10 minutes. When you are amped up it is hard to tell how much time has passed.

I know I am leaving stuff out. We paired up and there were 7 black belts on the mat watching about 12 guys. I was pretty nervous in before it started but once we actually got on the mat everything flowed really well.

Jesse Woody 11-03-2007 02:34 PM

Congrats man, way to pull it off at the last minute! I can't wait to get a bjj instructor at Primal soon, I've had a ton of fun working the skills that I do know lately!

Chuck Kechter 11-03-2007 10:44 PM

Congratulations!

Anton Emery 11-04-2007 04:12 PM

Congrats!! Great job!

Allen Yeh 11-05-2007 08:21 AM

Congrats!

Leo Soubbotine 11-05-2007 01:53 PM

And for extra fun celebration - a WOD in the park:

10 rds for time
5 hang squat snatch
7 ring pullups
10 thrusters.

Bad ass Saturday!

Brad Hirakawa 11-06-2007 05:04 PM

Congrats!

Mark Bennett 11-09-2007 07:55 AM

Congrats! I hope to be in the same postion in the not to distant future.

Still think a lot of people don't know the amount of work needed to gain your blue.


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