Burpees (5x3 minute rounds, 1 min rest)
1 - 31
2 - 25
3 - 22
4 - 22
5 - 21
Total - 121
7 Less than last week. Maybe I did miscount last week. Maybe these prescription meds have affected me. The sleep has been worth it.
BJJ. Drilled guard passes. Did average. I did get a pretty cool omoplata sweep that was completely unexpected on a very strong white belt. Advanced class was review on some side control techniques as well as getting the kimura, which I liked and will work to add to my game. Very similar to Kajanas no gi method of getting the arm triangle from side control....Side control, switch hips facing towards their legs. Arm reaching under their far shoulder and gripping your collar, other arm is pulling their nearest knee up. Keeping weight, move back into a typical side control position, and then keep going, sprawled to keep weight on them while your knee plants on the other side of their head. Bring second knee up to trap head. Bring first knee up behind the kimurad arm, but not higher than their armpit. Finish Kimura.
In rolling I started off pretty weak, but picked up the pace. I got tapped by a blue belt today for the first time in awhile, he had north south and did a simple collar forearm choke. Also got tapped by a purple with a simple collar choke while attempting a standing guard pass. Moral of the story is to learn a north south escape and protect my neck better against higher belts. I did well against a different purple belt, though he kept interrupting the roll to teach me things so I dont think I can really count the americana or armbar that I got. I also tooled on two white belts with a plethora of the usual submissions...I also did a successful test run a sub from a Saulo dvd...a fancy collar choke from back. Saulos DVD also gave me a good little revelation today, cant get through the chin to their neck? Pull on their forehead with the other hand. So simple.
In other news, they`ve asked me to take on a morning kickboxing class and in return they`ll waive my gym fees. Works for me. I`m going in next monday to do a class with the usual guy and then I`ll be taking over wednesdays. Gotta be up at like 5:30am to start class at 6:00 and then rush over to my job for 7:30. I`m contemplating going down to 4 days a week at my job to make up for sleep due to the money I`ll be saving. I`m not sure, maybe I`ll put the extra money into Brazil. We`ll see.
Speaking of Brazil, I`ve looked more into it and think I`ll be using a site called Connection Rio
to work everything out. It seemed to work out pretty well for This guy
who details the trip in a big log.
The gym is Gordo`s Jiu Jitsu with Professors Roberto "Gordo" Correa/Rommel Cardoso. Gordo seems pretty legit, and it`s all nicely worked out for tourists to fly in and get training. So it should be good. The guy says that gym offers muay thai and boxing classes as well so that`s a bonus. I chose Gordo`s in Rio over Gurgel`s in Sao Paulo mostly because of a lower cost and I`d like to be able to walk to a beach
So I`ll be doing that early June. Probably about a month, maybe longer...we`ll see how much of a financial detriment I feel like bearing.