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Old 04-21-2008, 12:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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over the last 3 weeks I've lost 12 pounds.
1 month until NAGA.
Only 10 more pounds to go. (currently 212)

I'm up to 5 miles per day jogging. Keeping the caloric intake around 1800. Still spending 2 hours on the mat 4 days per week. I need to work the transitions from takedowns to submission more... even though I know the moves they aren't in muscle memory yet.

Pulled off a heel hook, straight ankle, and an armbar last night. Didn't get submitted.
Good to see that your making some progress, both with the weight and with the skills, before NAGA. Hopefully you'll do well, since your training seems to be going well.

The one thing that I definitely suggest you work on in training, especially in sparring, is the guard break. The leglocks (mostly lower-leg locks) that you have seem to be pretty good, and if you can open guard you can help to set those up alot. I have used a similar game plan in some of my smoker matches, using a canopener to open guard or, in the event that they fall with the guard open and try to close it, to keep them from giving themselves that position.

I'm not sure what the NAGA rule is on using the can opener to keep them from getting the hips in to keep the guard open, I'd be sure to ask your individual referee if you choose to try that technique out (though there are others that work really well). Still, it's a good trick to have in the bag, it's done good things for me.

The other thing to just be aware of, and it's a thought I've had that I wanted to throw out because it's a mistake I've seen alot of the no-gi beginner guys make at NAGA, especially in the bigger weightclasses, is posture. Just because you don't have the belt to push up doesn't mean you should drop your head into his chest. While lower level opponents might not be able to attack it, all it requires is one skilled guy who knows how to slip his legs over or get his hips out, and you're caught in a sukata.

Put your hands under the rips and that will give you alot of control over your opponent.

Keep up the training, ruf.
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Update: without fasting the day before, I cut from 213 down to 203 just by sweating. I also made sure to replenish myself like you're supposed to (pedialyte first... then started eating small meals every 30 min.). Today I feel fine. We'll test it tonight when I roll though.

NAGA is in 2 weeks and I'm sure I'll be able to make weight (plus the weigh-ins are from 5pm-8pm and if you don't make weight there's time to go cut whatever is left).

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Good to see that your making some progress, both with the weight and with the skills, before NAGA. Hopefully you'll do well, since your training seems to be going well.

The one thing that I definitely suggest you work on in training, especially in sparring, is the guard break. The leglocks (mostly lower-leg locks) that you have seem to be pretty good, and if you can open guard you can help to set those up alot. I have used a similar game plan in some of my smoker matches, using a canopener to open guard or, in the event that they fall with the guard open and try to close it, to keep them from giving themselves that position.

I'm not sure what the NAGA rule is on using the can opener to keep them from getting the hips in to keep the guard open, I'd be sure to ask your individual referee if you choose to try that technique out (though there are others that work really well). Still, it's a good trick to have in the bag, it's done good things for me.

The other thing to just be aware of, and it's a thought I've had that I wanted to throw out because it's a mistake I've seen alot of the no-gi beginner guys make at NAGA, especially in the bigger weightclasses, is posture. Just because you don't have the belt to push up doesn't mean you should drop your head into his chest. While lower level opponents might not be able to attack it, all it requires is one skilled guy who knows how to slip his legs over or get his hips out, and you're caught in a sukata.

Put your hands under the rips and that will give you alot of control over your opponent.

Keep up the training, ruf.
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I don't know about NAGA in general, but in this event the neck cranks are allowed. I'll be sure to practice that can opener pass more (it's been a while). Lately I've been working on some of Monson's variations on passing. For example, the simple "jailbreak pass" (one knee in the butt the other off to the side... and stiff-arming the knee down to pass) instead of posting both hands on the hips where the opponent can buck to create space for movement, putting them in the armpits like you would for a standing pass. It gives you more control over the opponent's upper body and limits his ability to mess with your hands.

My posture is generally good because of our MMA focus and we usually posture up in someone's guard to rain down strikes. I almost never put my head down when I'm in someone's guard, it just limits what I can do.

The two things I still want to get more comfortable with are takedowns from the "outside" and my sweeps. I know plenty of techniques for both, I just want to get more confident in them. The sweeps I prefer are the hip thrust reversal (or dropping into that kimura), the snowman roll (half butterfly sweep to backdoor under the posted leg), and what I think you might have meant by the "sukata" when you rotate your hips perpendicular to the opponent... put the bend of your knee in his armpit and the other leg takes out the base on the opposing side (Mark Bocek is doing it in the picture).

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So yeah, I'm feeling better and better about the competition. Although, saying I wasn't nervous would be a blatant lie.
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Sounds like you've got a pretty good idea of what you're doing. The one thing that you should be aware of is what's called the "loop sweep" (putting the armbehind the back and using that leverage point to roll the opponent over) when you go for Monson's jailbreak pass.

The sukata is really just the armbar/triangle comination off of the bottom, but the sweep version is what you see from Bocek.

Nerves are normal, and to be expected, as long as you're comfortable with the weight cut and the techniques, you should be fine.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, I lost at NAGA. The guy was a little 5'6 ball of muscle.

He got the takedown and passed immediately to side control (2 points for the takedown and 2 points for dominant position). He made a few sloppy attempts at a keylock and while he was doing that I got back to half guard. Then I started working for double underhooks to work for sweeps. My coach called out "he's giving you the space to get your guard back" so I brought my knee back out (almost half butterfly but my foot was resting on his thigh instead of hooked in between his legs). He fed the inside leg back through and regained his side control. From there coach called out the "swim out" escape, which I should have known I didn't have the energy to pull off (I might have cut too much, not rehydrated right, or just had nerves all day because the time the match came i was splashing water in my face to wake up). Anyway, when I tried the escape he kept his balance and took my back. When I got rid of one of his hooks and started to twist into his guard he locked the body lock. From there it just took him a bit to finish the RNC but he got it.

All-in-all it was a good (albeit disappointing) experience. I figure I got my money's worth because of what I learned. I need to really work my takedowns, not cut as much weight, and when competing... follow my instincts over what the coach is calling out. In hindsight, I think I'd have had more success working out of half guard since he was giving me the double underhooks... and I should have trusted my gut when coach called out an escape that I generally don't like and knew I wasn't going to commit entirely to. Oh, I also need to start lifting again. Even though I do feel a certain sense of accomplishment after having lost nearly 40 pounds for the competition... I did sacrifice a certain amount of strength as well. It's time to hit the weights again. Anyway, for all who were following... thanks for your insight. I'll do better next comp (NAGA comes back in August... and I'm sure there's more before then).
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