The Most Loathed Posted January 20 Author Report Share Posted January 20 Thursday More snow. I shoveled for my workout instead of going to the gym. This has been an especially snowy winter for us and we have a couple of months to go. BJJ Study The main take aways from the video for the night was to get your underhook before you mount, to the point that if you get mounted without the underhook, give up a little position so you can reattack the underhook. Underhooks seem to be a bit of an unintentional theme of mine. I had seen this particular hour before but hadn't taken notes yet so I have been working on getting the underhook early and it's a real game changer. Friday BJJ - No Gi Instruction Getting to the Clamp From closed guard, begin a hip bump to get head control. If they are framing on your hip, punch through between your body and their arm. Hip escape to the side you've just opened up. Bottom foot comes up to rest on their hip, knee in front of their shoulder. Top leg is on their back, knee near the back of their head. Thigh master. Punch Choke from the Clamp Do all of the above. Bring your top heel over the shoulder and cross your feet to have the leg triangle. Drive your heels down into their back for control. Top hand forms a fist that is placed in the carotid on that side. Bottom hand curls their head into my hand Transition from the Punch Choke to the traditional Leg Triangle Choke Do all of the above but they try to force your hand away, grab it with your bottom hand and pull it across your waist. Bridge up, switch your feet (cross and recross with the opposite on top), drive heels down, thigh master, grab the back of their head and pull down for the choke Note: I'm notorious for being unchokable in this position and it makes me gun shy to try it on others. I love when people try this on me because it's a free pass for me. I think this has worked on me maybe 3 times. Once because I was being stupid and twice because they were black belts and did a great job. Rolling Stan (black) - he didn't tap me so I'll take it. I got a good Kimura locked up and he immediately went into the smoothest flow to escape it I don't think I've ever seen him move like that. I think he realized he let me get to far and I finally saw Stan go at 100% Professor (black) - 3 minutes to get his tap on me, that's a win. I got nowhere near control on him but I prevented the arm drag a couple times so I'll take it. Bradley (white) - I took three taps, arm triangle, kimura, Von Flue. Bradley is actually the reason I learned the von flue. He was hanging on my head a lot one day. It was annoying and I knew there was an answer to it. So I looked it up and now I make a point to Von Flue our white belts then immediately explain it to them because it's 100% preventable. Post Class Mislal (white) - I was helping him with 1/2 guard. He was doing a bunch of awkward stuff that just doesn't work so I let him try and try for while and did nothing. Then I passed and strangled. We repeated. Then We sat down and worked out what he was working on. I need to look up Choibar, it's what he was trying but wasn't getting it. I don't know it so I couldn't help there. Competition Planning I have been trying to come up with my competition plan for the year. Last year it was just to get reps in so I did three meets locally. This year I had planned to go the IBJJF in Chicago but it's not on the books yet and my enthusiasm has waned. However, I've mentioned that my professor has given me a bunch of shit for no taps in my last meet and I've mentioned I'm studying it mount taps in particular. Well, there are meets that are "sub only". It's not entirely true, the matches do end eventually without a submission but there aren't points to win by. So, that's what I'm going to do. I think I'm going to enter two Submission Challenge events this year. That means lots more submissions work but it also means learning the EBI rules. That will be a topic for another day. 3 Quote Current Challenge A bit monk-ish these days: battle log Link to comment
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