My incapacity to pass no gi lately is really bothering me. So I decided to go look for videos on no-gi guard passing. Here’s one I found Like many BJJ classes lately, this videos has a few of those “Aaha, that’s the trick!!” moments in them. It’s when you keep trying something and you’re not [...]
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Hmmm, somehow I missed a whole week of training… I’ll be back on the mats again! In the meantime, here’s Saulo on defending the back..enjoy!!
I mentioned I was out of the flu – but due to some complexities in the form of school work being too much and not having a gi available, I wasn’t able to train this week. Last night I dreamt I was rolling with some friends on the mat – I woke up smiling!! I’m [...]
I’m out of the flu, hurrah!! I’ll give myself a few extra days to avoid a relapse – and I’ll be able to train next week!! Yeah!!! I found this video on BJJ Videos. It’s a great video on the Alivess training philosophy. Enjoy!! Matt Thornton on Aliveness (Straight Blast Gym)Uploaded by kamikazemma
Just found this great video of Leo Viera vs. Baret Yoshida at the Rickson Budo Challenge. Great guard passes by Leo Viera and excellent defense & guard recovery by Baret Yoshida!! Check out the armbar that Leo goes for toward the end..
The following are my thoughts and opinions, like it or not…. I dunno, I kinda went thru the whole thing not knowing what UFC 94 was titled. Was there even a title? Anyway, as with my other UFC thoughts I’ll avoid fight analysis etc like I’m sure is freely found online. My sad observance is [...]
Just found out that Helio Gracie died today from Project Blue Belt. Here’s a Sherdog article for more info. Helio Gracie was the founder of Gracie Jiu jitsu and very influential in both MMA and grappling. I never met or saw him in person, but like the hundreds of thousands (600,000?) of BJJ practitioners, I [...]
Just sharing some videos I enjoyed… JJ Machado vs Ricardo Arona at ADCC. Even though he lost the fight, I was impressed with how JJ Machado rolled. He would make space to try different things, get several submission attempts, and play defense. Ricardo Arona looked like he was just bigger and stronger than JJ Machado [...]
Just found this video, it claims to be BJ Penn’s first MMA match. Certainly could be BJ, but doesn’t show his face clearly enough. Anyway, he wins by RNC.
This is the exact same sweep me and my friend had a great time drilling back in BJJ Class 108. We did pay attention to the arm grab that BJ demonstrates in the start of the video. Use a baseball bat grip with no-gi or a simple sleeve grab will do – and if I [...]