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It's not often that you can escape from side control on your first escape attempt. Most often it takes a lot of work and numerous attempts to make any headway. For this reason, it's important to have multiple escape techniques under your belt. You should be able to transition from one escape to another, linking them together. This shouldn't be a foreign concept, as we do this all the time with submission techniques. In more advanced classes you will learn a couple of variations but rember to stick with the basic concept. Get safe and then make some advancement. Great class tonight!
This is a great highlight. Roger is the best in the world at BJJ. And the cool thing is his BJJ is BASIC. Really basic. Like, he footseeps, and collr chokes from mount everyone. Collar choke from mount. That's one of those moves tht people just disregard as "necessary to learn, but will never work on a good guy". Well, Roger does it to the best guys in the world. Inspiring. But the best part is the end where Roger describes his BJJ as simple. Check it out:
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During the advanced class tonight one the students said " I cant move him he is to big". I love when people say that because BJJ awesomeness comes from the use of postioning and leverage. You can move the biggest person in the room if you have the right postion and leverage.
Levers can be used to exert a large force over a small distance at one end by exerting only a small force over a greater distance at the other.
This Saturday is the biggest belt testing I have seen in a while. We have a Junior Black Belt test, Junior Brown Belt test, and we have a bunch of other student looking for belt promotions. It will be awesome. Make plans to spend Saturday morning at 10am with us and supporting your teammates.
What an awesome day. The Academy represented at the NAGA grappling tournament. We did awesome. Here is a rundown on how we did.
Listed as NO GI and GI
Angus 2nd and 1st
Andrew 2nd and 2nd
Greg 3rd in Gi
Devin 3rd in Gi
Dexter 2nd and 1st
Joey 1st and 1st
I have to say more important to winning and placing in every division was how well our team represented in regard to sportsmanship. They shook their opponents hand before and after and also thank the ref and the coach of the opponents. We are very proud for everyone.
We ended last class with our little mat chat focusing on "strong face" and the snowball effect. I mentioned a little scenario getting taking down and thinking in your head "man I must be horrible at this why did I get taken down so quickly" before this thought pops in your head you have to prevent it. This is going to take a lot of practice of course. Start with awareness of situations that cause you to get frustrated, rushed, intimidated, lose focus – then reframe the negativity into positive, mentally tough self-suggestions. Here is one way. "Get the sprawl and defend the take down". And my favorite (Coach Jack does not like this with me) Great I am on the ground now welcome to my "WORLD."