Hey guys, some schedule changes and new things goin on!
There is now Sunday Wrestling Class at 11am! This class used to be run by Coach Bhimer at 11:30 but now Coach Lobes will be running it about 30 minutes earlier. This class is great because it consists of a bunch of solid wrestling drills to get us able to execute them in a live scenario.
Wrestling is a huge part of the grappling game. Without a takedown of some kind, all the jiu jitsu in the world might not be able to really help.
Initiating Takedowns and Avoiding Takedowns is absolutely crucial. Definitely catch me in that class trying to up the standing part of my grappling game and you all should be too.
Not to mention, it’s a hell of a workout…
Anyway, come down to 10PVN on Sundays if you want to see some great wrestling techniques to add to your BJJ game!
Incredible! If you haven’t seen some the Stuart Cooper Films you are definitely missing out. Go check him out. This video is about Braulio Estima in his new Youtube Video called “Tune My Game.” As the title suggests, he works with some grapplers to help them improve on different parts of their game including the Darce, Half Guard, etc. Personally, I loved this video and hope to see much more to this series. Braulio is a world class grappler and amazing teacher, you can really feel his passion when he speaks about techniques and philosophies on the game. As previously mentioned, Stuart Cooper made this video and as usual, it is absolutely on point. I just posted an article on his video “The Spirit of Jiu Jitsu” and that is one of my favorites as well. Check it out and get your game tuned!
Lately, we have had lots of new faces at the gym and every grappler that’s just starting up has things they need to work on and it can be a bit overwhelming. But by focusing on core fundamental movements, jiu jitsu can be much easier to handle. These are four basic submissions Coach Alder and I thought would be perfect for any beginner to learn. If mastered, these basic submissions work at the highest levels of jiu jitsu. Also, in order to successfully defend submission attempts, you need to to know what the submissions are. So here are the four basic subs that beginning grapplers should focus on understanding and mastering.
I’ve been on the hunt for some guard passes that’ll work for me.
As long as I can remember in Jiu Jitsu, I always had trouble opening and passing the closed guard. In this video, Dean Lister, shows an awesome guard break to a standing pass. Definitely gunna be repping this move!