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Old 10-07-2010, 03:42 AM   #21
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Default Day 18

Drills to Win
Monkey Climb - Integrated this one into class so we didn't do as much as perscribed. Max rounds in one minute. I acted as the 'tree' for several people.

Class
BJJ
Lots of drilling on grip fighting and defending the single leg. On the ground the class focused on opening the closed guard from an upright passing posture and working the Forklift (double under) guard pass. Felt like I rolled well today; good guard passing and strong defence.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:46 PM   #22
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Drills to Win
Didn't have a partner around today who could help me with the perscribed workout so I recaped all the solo drills to this point.

Class
BJJ
Today's lunchtime class was on getting from the worst possible posture under side control to our recomended posture to the under hooking escape. Rolling was pretty good - pulled off a toriandor pass variation that I've been working on.

Class
Gi Less BJJ
Played around with the duck under to to harness and duck under to standing arm triangle off of a head and bicep tie up for our stand up work today. Worked the conga line drill so everyone got to work it against different body types and light resistance. Spider guard to Kimura was the flavour of the day when we hit the mat. Rolling was fun - I went pretty light and focused on pressure more than anything else.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:56 PM   #23
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Default Day 20

Class
Boxing
Wasn't really a class but a private I taught. However, I got in a good amount of sparring where I was able to focus on working the angles for attack and defence. Didn't do timed rounds - we simply continued until my client was too tired to keep going.

S & C
Suffer on Saturday

Class
BJJ
Duck under to seatbelt or outer reap as a counter to a lapel grip was the main focus today. Worked in some takedown sparring with a Judo brown belt; caught him early on with a Marcelo drag but felt cheap afterwards so tried to execute an inner reap as my main strategy on our second go and got promptly countered for my efforts. Once on the ground we went over the primary control strategies for back control. Did some 'warlords' style rolling - no time limits, winners fight winners - and had some fun.
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #24
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Old 10-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #25
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Default Day 22

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Backwards roll to Handstand - 1 set of 20. Didn't take much rest here; just enough to maintain good form on the handstands.

Class
BJJ
Drilled the low hooks pass against butterfly guard. Emphasised the slow grinding nature of the pass and that control should never be sacrificed for speed. People were doing this quite well be the end of class. On the downside I managed to accidently kick one of my favourite training partners hard in the balls whilst rolling. It was a bad one.

S & C
Backsquat - 10 sets of 3 @ 90% of max Frontsquat. Kept rest periods at around one minute.

Class
Jits With Hits
Small class tonight. The two Monday public holidays in a row did me no favours with the attendence to this class. Worked the Vendetta guard as a defence to the smother and slam style of guard passer.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:11 AM   #26
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On the downside I managed to accidently kick one of my favourite training partners hard in the balls whilst rolling. It was a bad one.
Man I hate it when that happens. I absolutely squashed a black belts nuts with my knee defending his attempt at a triangle. I felt so bad about it and he hasn't rolled with me since. Ah well it is a contact sport...
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #27
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It sucks when it happens regardless of which end of the ball kicking you are on but you're right: it's a contact sport.

It's strange that while people will happily roll with one another after recieving accidental black eyes and other assorted injuries a shot to the groin can easily cause people to avoid sparring with each other again.
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #28
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Default Day 23

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Handstand Walk - 1 set of 15 meters plus screwing around with it before class.

Class
Gi less BJJ
Really worked on tight pummelling skills in the clinch and followed that up with some guard passing drills which focused on using Combat Base as a guard passing platform. It's been a little while since we've done much dedicated drilling on Combat base and it showed but with some isolation and mobility drills everybody was soon doing really well. 'Warlords' style rolling again tonight which lead to a drawn out roll with a reasonably new person of Sean Sherk like dimensions. I was trying to be kind but he would look like he was going to die everytime I got the slightest position on him causing me to ease up even more at which point he would explode with every once of strength and I would fall back to guard just to avoid hurting him. Eventually I got jack of it, took his back, crushed him down and choked him.

Had good fun rolling one of my better blue belts later; he did well but his efforts to avoid my armbar caused him to fall straight into my arm triangle.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #29
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Default Day 24

My legs are absolutely killing me due to Monday's S & C session.

Class
BJJ
The less common submissions from Spider guard was today's theme and after some positional maintainance drilling we worked the armbar and the bicep cutter.

Question: Does anyone know why the bicep cutter submission in banned in most competitons?

Rolling was ok. While I was never in any real danger I had trouble holding down one of my blue belts due to the combination of the incredible power he can generate with his hips - he's a Capoeira instructor - and my legs' refusal to move at anything other than a snail's pace.

S & C
Bench Press - 10 sets of 3 @ 130% of max Shoulder Press. Rest kept to around 1 minute.

then

7 rounds for time of
4 Weighted Pull Ups @ 20kg
5 Thrusters @ 40kg

7.52mins. Didn't push it on the Thrusters due to the aforementioned leg DOMS.

Drills to Win
Cartwheels - Two sets of 15m. One set with left lead, one set with right lead.
Round Offs - Two sets of 15m.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:21 PM   #30
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S & C
Deadlift - 10 sets of 3 @ 130% of max Powerclean.

Drills to Win
Missed today. Will catch up tomorrow.

Class
BJJ
We worked on an outer reap/knee wheel combination for takedowns. Groundwork was butterfly guard maintainance and the butterfly sweep with a strong emphasis on extending towards the ceiling rather than kicking over. Before we rolled I got everyone doing a call out drill to work guard attack transitions.
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