Posts Tagged ‘fundamental movements’

Jiu Jitsu Life choose me!

February 20, 2017

I often get asked during open mat if I have been training everyday or how many times a day I train. I often reply without blinking for the most part,” I think every day this week.” Often times I tell people I even did  a couple two a days. But how in the world could this be? I don’t know man I just don’t have a desire to do anything else for the most part. For me the mat is my church, my therapy, my exercise, my chance to learn more about myself as I try my best to understand what it we are doing. Most importantly its fun, I don’t know how many times I have felt wreck emotionally, physically, or mentally and by merely showing up on the mats my spirit seemed somewhat lifted. I believe everybody has their own journey and has a gift  or prism in which the world might somehow make sense to them. To me it has been jiu jitsu of late and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

All of the hooo hummm aside what I have been working on is just simply revisiting the basics. Trying to gain better understanding  of why the simple things work. Trying to also get a better control of my de la riva guard game. Always on improving on my defense. Secretly my goal is to learn how to become untappable and to feel comfortable rolling with anyone. Long ways to go, one hip escape at a time.  Here is a great video on escaping side control with Firas Zahabi and Karel Silver Fox Pravec, a bunch of gold nuggets in here so take your time, watch it and sink it in. Then go back and watch it again and again! Till next time. See you on the mats!

 

Taking the back!

December 1, 2013

Trying to clean up my jiu jitsu game by going back to the basics. I love learning new techniques and peoples interpretations of the same move. Often for myself when I find myself doing well and finishing, as well as a white belt can do, I often find it is from a basic position and submission. Often times I am finishing using the same basic technique from different positions. Weather it be an armbar, triangle, or bow and arrow choke. So today, this month actually, will be dedicated to controlling and finishing from the back mount. Time to study my Ryan Hall Back Attacks!

 

 

Movement

September 14, 2013

Jiu jitsu is awesome,  nuff said, but why do you suck so bad? Looking back at my career, I am a white belt still and ave been introduced to jiu jitsu years ago but have only got under two years in of training., I have noticed a certain progression an individual new to jiu jitsu goes through. Unless you are super athletic or have been wrestling since you were five years old, you will go through these stages to.

First stage:

you are going to be fresh meet for all the other seasoned white belts and higher belts. At this stage you will be focused on survival. Even though in class you will be learning basics such as armbars and cross collar chokes. Chances are you will be spending your time rolling trying to breath.

Second Stage:

You will be learning how to move. No longer will you feel like a fish out of water but it will still be hard for you to control your opponent in certain positions. Finishing submissions might often be difficult. This is where I am at right now in my training. I just feel like i am slowly coming into my own and understanding some fundamental movements. Recently  I have been focusing on my guard passing. One aspect of guard passing and movement in bjj which has me fascinated is the intricate leg work. Especially of those high level competitors watching them move in and out of half guards, Spinning to the back of their opponents, windshield wiping  etc. Its just an awesome site to see.

here is a little inspiration, sit back relax and watch.