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Old 10-01-2009, 12:24 AM   #401 (permalink)
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Sparring at the pro gym.

First round I landed a head kick almost right away and knocked him out or at least stunned him pretty good so I was left shadowboxing the rest of the round. Then I sparred Kajan and we had some good exchanges, he took me down twice but on the second take down seemed to have pulled something and had to pull out. Shadowboxed the rest of the round. Then I went in with another fighter in the ring and we had some good exchanges, he was winning overall with a few takedowns. Sparred 3 other guys but it was broken up over a round or two as people dropped out, one of them was Todd Gouwenberg and I found out later another was Jason Day. I got taken down alot but finally got some lateral movement working and am beginning to understand how to stop them. Good sparring, didn't get tagged too much. Kajan was pretty happy. All my shit hurts but nothing terrible. Mostly my ankle. Pele's class tomorrow is a judgement call.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:36 PM   #402 (permalink)
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Warm up run and tumbling. Technique was all working against wall/ropes, defending take downs, double leg take downs, and single leg take downs when they split, also worked being on your back with your head against the cage and working your way to a stand and getting out. Then we drilled it. I was grumpy today but did alright. Ankle still hurts. Almost there.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #403 (permalink)
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Bunch of stuff. Feeling drained. Back to work on monday.
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Monday

Basic BJJ stuff, some guard passes. Didn't do full rolling, nursing the ankle and keeping it light.

Tuesday

Just did a couple 1 minute rounds throwing a constant combo. I felt completely exhausted and burnt out. When I told Kajan this he said "Good! You're done." and basically said that a combination of dieting, training my ass off, and nerves is making me feel like shit. It felt like overtraining to me. Either way, I'm done training and now a little rest and I finally get the chance to test myself this saturday. Tomorrow's my last day of work for about a week, going to walk to the weights gym every day and do some lengthy stretching sessions. Maybe get a massage.

Weight is 211lbs today. I'm drinking 7 quarts of water a day at the moment, tomorrow I cut that in half, then half again on thursday. Weigh in friday should be sauna free if I did this right, even if I didn't, I sweat easy and it's not a drastic cut. Then I down some pedialyte and electrolytes, hydrate and load on carbs and creatine and get my weight way back up and feel ready to tear shit up. We're doing the weigh in at the pro gym sometime on friday, then its about a 4 hour drive to Vernon where my event is held on the following day.



Our local hero Bibiano Fernandez won the Dream featherweight GP this morning. **** yeah. Wish I had a place to put some money on him before the GP started. Looking forward to doing some BJJ with him.

Catch his fights from this morning here
Bibi vs. Joe Warren
Bibi vs. Hiroyuki Takaya Part 1
Bibi vs. Hiroyuki Takaya Part 2

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Old 10-12-2009, 02:52 AM   #405 (permalink)
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I'll do a write up on the whole first fight experience later, a bit sleepy atm. Straight to the video. First Amateur Fight
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:37 PM   #406 (permalink)
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Well I guess I'll go over a few of the details of the first fight. There was a few little panics along the way, which I'm guessing is going to be normal. The weigh ins were switched to Vernon so we headed up there the day of, about a 4 hour drive. On my way I found out that they had lost all my medical papers so there was a big rush to get to the clinic and get the copies faxed over. Then Kajan's car was breaking down so he got to the actual fight just in the nick of time. There was also some drama about the room I was staying in because I brought my training partner along. Everything worked out in the end.

I cut the weight easily without sweating a drop. My home scale turned out to be a few lbs off, so I actually cut to 201lbs through the water manipulation I had planned. After the weigh-in I downed a liter of pedialyte, then a liter of gatorade mixed with creatine mono, then I drank about a liter of water an hour and ate a big bowl of whole grain pasta and chicken. Kept snacking and drinking water throughout the night and relaxed in the hotel room with my friend and watched some T.V. Alot of the guys from our camp went out to the bars all night.

Day of the fight I was in a pretty somber mood. Grabbed breakfast and dennys and kept the hydration and carb loading going. I ended up getting to about 211lbs around fight time, which means if my scale was more accurate and I didn't cut an extra 4 lbs, I would have been at my target of 215. Turns out I was bigger than this guy anyhow, I saw him at the weigh in, he was shorter than me by a fair margin...thicker than me, but by no means scary steroid big. Some of the guys took me out to a school field to do some shadowboxing and breathing exercises. This helped me get rid of some nervous energy.

We checked out the venue well before and did a last minute medical thing. Went back to the hotel and relaxed and then went to the event about an hour before it began. I was the second fight on the card which I thought was great - I wasn't breaking the ice, and I wasn't shitting myself in the back room all night. I fell into a real quiet mood. I have been practicing a few meditation skills and I think it paid off, I just focused on becoming completely present and aware, accepting and acknowledging emotions as they came but not feeding them any energy.

Kajan gave me the best warmup I saw back there. We ran around a bit, a few sprints, tumbling, rounds on the pads, take downs and some ground stuff. I was feeling exhausted by the end, but by 5 minutes later I was relaxed, warm, fresh and ready to go.

The fight was fun. I posted it above so I won't really go through alot. It's true what they say about looking half as good in sparring as your do in training, and half again as good in fighting as you do in sparring. I felt sloppy and had full tunnel vision going on. Luckily the other guy was feeling it too. He looked real nervous when I got in, he was staring directly ahead in my direction, but wouldn't look me in the eyes and was moving around alot.

The basic plan was to keep him at a range and use my reach, try to keep it standing. That lasted about 10 seconds until he came into me swinging and I stepped towards the ropes. Luckily when we threw simultaneous body kicks mine dropped him. When he got up and we tied up, I felt stronger than him so I went with it, drove him into the corner, relaxed a bit and threw a few knees, when he moved over more to the ropes he landed an uppercut on me, pretty much the only clean shot I took, and then I got angry and returned the favor. That uppercut landed nicely and then the following knee I threw went straight to the liver. That dropped him and I opened up just punching him on his way down, at which point I knew the ref would be running up behind me at any moment. Done in 47 seconds.

I can't describe how I felt following that. I've never felt so untouchable. Just walked around the venue full of energy, people giving me props. Ran outside to get the booze rolling, then went back in to watch the fights. Signed my first autograph. We went out for some more food and drinks, and then back to our hotel room still feeling just completely livid. A little while later I crashed completely and fell asleep.
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And finally my third installment of the night.

Following the fight I took a week off to rest up old injuries and enjoy myself. I drank lots of booze, smoked a couple joints, and ate alot of crap. It's been nice.

Looking ahead, our gym is hosting a BJJ tournament nov. 7th and 8th that I'd like to enter. I'll be in the blue belt division and I'm not by any means a seasoned jiu jitsu competitor or a seasoned blue belt. This will give me some seasoning though.

My focus until then is going to be primarily jiu jitsu as well as getting back into lifting for strength to get my walking weight back to about 220lbs, I'm 210 today.

After that we can start looking towards my next fight. Kajan mentioned an event in the end of November, but I'm going to Vegas for UFC 106 and am going to be doing all sorts of unhealthy activities. I'll be hoping for a fight early in the new year. Once I get my license back in about a month, I'll be heading out to the fortress for more training. I've outgrown my local gym, with the exception being Dave Rothwell's BJJ class, which still has plenty of room for me to grow.

I lifted today. It had been 5 weeks and I just had a week off, so I started low.

Squat 6,6,6 @ 225lbs
Deadlift 6,6,6 @ 225lbs
DB Bench Press 6,6,6 @ 70lbs
Chin Up 6,6,6 @ b/w + 10lbs
DB Curls 9 @ 50lbs

I did a set of dumbbell curls for dessert. Ready for more weight.
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I watched the video, you looked amazing b/c you ARE untouchable. I was extremely imbressed to see all your hard work pay off.

I'm even more encouraged to see that you can still have a few drinks and smoke a spliff before you go back to training.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:10 PM   #410 (permalink)
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Decline Twist Crunch 40,40,40@b/w
Reverse Crunch 15,15,15@25lbs
Cable Crunch 20,20,20@75kgs
Ab Plank 1:40, 1:40, 1:40

Everything else was sore so I did abs today. BJJ tonight.
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