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post #1041 of 1511 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Fighter's Class with Kajan

Warmup, drilled double legs, then takedowns against the wall, different options depending on which way they split. Then we did rounds from guard focusing on ground and pound, which later turned into a lesson about the importance of ground and pound. Kajan wants us less concerned with jiu jitsu based positional games and thinking more about doing damage, breaking the opponent mentally and looking like you're winning. His example for this was from side control when they're taking damage and move to reguard, you can land 3+ powerful shots before they can square up and look for a guard, at which point you deny it by standing up, controlling the legs for a pass and back to pounding in side. Then 3 rounds sparring. Kajan wants me eating more vegetables and not dieting down any further so I'll adjust my intake accordingly and pick up a ton of veggies tomorrow.
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post #1042 of 1511 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
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Lots of pointers today, standing clinch stuff, and ground stuff. Did positional drills from half guard and spent a few rounds doing ground and pound on the bag. Jumped in for the second half of BJJ and learned a half guard sweep, forget what it's called but I've seen it around a bit and never really picked it up but it was somewhat functional for me today.
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post #1043 of 1511 (permalink) Old 05-28-2011, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Warmed up and then pretty much rolled the whole class. Did half of it in working against the cage and using ground and pound. Then training partner came in and held pads for 5 rounds.

Hard training is done! Last day of work tomorrow and then I just chill. Going to grab a sports massage or two in the coming week. Will also be going in just for shadowboxing and visualization, maybe some very light work to refine takedown and defense, clinch work and groundwork.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to make it to Vancouver Island after work to catch the Battlefield Event. It's headlined by Denis Kang vs. Jesse Taylor. Also has a handful of my teammates and instructors, and the guy that beat me last is fighting to get the title shot for amatuer middleweight. Should be a good trip.

Went from nearly none to eating a shit ton of vegetables...Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Carrots, Snow Peas, V8. I've upped calories a little bit, I'm still hanging around 193, which should be a standard cut. Drinking 7L water a day now for water loading.
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Last Weeks Goals:

-4 ANY Classes SUCCESS
-3 Sparring Sessions FAIL
-2 Padwork Sessions SUCCESS
-2 Shadowboxings/Heavybag Sessions SUCCESS
-Finish "Ryan Hall's Back Attacks" FAIL
-Track Diet daily with Myplate, stay at target calories (2900) SUCCESS
-Burpees, beat last session's numbers FAIL
-Water Loading starts friday: extra sodium, 6 Liters water a day SUCCESS

This Weeks Goals:
-One Class with Kajan polishing some final things
-Relax, get full nights of sleep, stretch
-Shadowbox, working movement with partner. Light BJJ drills.
-Make Weight on Friday
-Visualization and breathing session with Kajan
-Win a fight on Saturday =)
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post #1045 of 1511 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Just been relaxing saturday-tuesday. No more work or training and it's been nice. Today we did class with Kajan to work some things, short explosive rounds of shadowboxing, takedowns and takedown defense against the wall, and a standup from guard.

My weight cut started today though it's only cutting my insane water intake in half, not much will be lost yet. I woke up at 195 today but have been typically 193-194 for the past week. Easy cut.
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Bunch of gym politics going on for this fight.

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post #1047 of 1511 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Woke up today as 191.2 on my scale. Sauna'd on and off for around an hours worth of time in the sauna. Wasn't too bad. Got to 185.2lbs and 8% bodyfat on my scaled.

Weighed in at 185.8lbs opponent was 185.2 I think. Did the pictures and paperwork and got out to eat. Will put weighins pics up if they pop up on facebook tonight.

Tomorrow we'll likely meet up with Kajan in the day for visualization and breathing exercises, then we relax and wait to do our thing. I'm the main event and probably won't get on until 9:30 or later.

Show time.

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Bitch move on your MT teachers part... Can I safely assume you won't be returning to that gym after you win your fight?

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Bitch move on your MT teachers part... Can I safely assume you won't be returning to that gym after you win your fight?
I don't know if I'll even be welcome. We'll see how everything goes tomorrow I guess. I have other places I can train but I literally moved 6 months ago solely to be close to this one. But yes, I will make a better move for myself.
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