First things first, gotta apologizing for not posting for a while. I was hurt (pinched nerve), then finals for school and it has taken some time to get back into the swing of things.
But I promise to update all of you with everything that has happened in the past weeks.
First, I want to take some time to mention my injury. I pinched a nerve in my neck during a sparring session. I got my neck cranked in a bad transition and it just happened. It’s okay. It’s important to understand that these things happen and injuries are part of the game.
Next, I want to mention we had our 10th Planet Van Nuys Holiday Party. We hit up Hokkaido Seafood Buffet for a night of fun times with friends, family, good food, and ugly sweaters. Great times with my 10th Planet Van Nuys fam!
As mentioned in previous articles, we’ve been covering Half Guard passing all month long at 10th Planet Van Nuys. This month has really increased everyones passing percentages and it’s clear to see in class. People are passing half guards with great technique and lots of pressure!
My favorite pass that we’ve covered is the Twister Pass. The Twister Pass is a great pass to break the lockdown, establish Twister Side Control and even catch a really sneaky Kimura attack. Since adding this pass to my game, my passing percentage has not only gone up, but my whole top game! With good passing comes more attempts at top positions and therefore, a higher chance of catching a submission.
All in all, a great month of learning and fun times in the heart of the San Fernando Valley.
Remember, if you guys want to be part of a strong, family- oriented team, come down to 10th Planet Van Nuys and see what we’re all about!
Take care and happy holidays folks!