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Old 08-17-2010, 06:51 PM   #711 (permalink)
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Doh, not my day for jiu jitsu. Did the warmup, technique, and half guard pass drills and skipped out on rolling. Start fresh tomorrow.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:48 PM   #712 (permalink)
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Brazilian Class

Warmup, Technique was butterfly guard passes. Take a headlock on them, place other hand on the mat inside their leg, backstep as you pull their head with the headlock and drive the other hand like you're turning a steering wheel. Drilled from open guard and I got a pleasant reminder of my awful open guard ability. I had to go with Sambo guy and passed with ease! Awesome. In rolling I had a losing positional battle with a smaller brown and a similar sized blue.

Boxing

Shadowboxing, drilled simple combos with partner, rounds on the bag with partner. Luckily two guys near my size spoke a bit of english and helped translate the instructor. The boxing instructor is hilarious. I have no idea what he's saying, aside from "gringo" but he yells at me anyways while people laugh at me. It's a playful racial insulting though. Finished with rounds doing shadow sparring and then an assload of pushups and abs. Boxing class is perfect for what I need. Friendly, casual, not too difficult to do right after BJJ, and gives me freedom to work on my slacking fundamentals...aiming to do it again friday night.

It's wednesday and I've got 6 sessions in so far this week. Good pace!
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:35 PM   #713 (permalink)
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Private with Gerbil. Warm up with transitions between mount, side control, north south, reverse mount, knee bar. Also got to work on the knee bars from top half guard, bottom half guard, and another option from top half guard. Then we worked backstepping from different positions to build my tranisitions. Backstepping from mount, attacking the turtle, etc. I'm going to go over the technique for the half guard knee bars later, I want a nap before class tonight.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #714 (permalink)
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Brazilian Class.

Technique was when they turtle into your legs from bottom side control, big backstep to follow them to the back of their turtle, knee in to take back.

Position drills from side control. I did terrible.

In rolling I lost a roll with a blue but managed to narrowly escape getting tapped. Wasn't so lucky with the brown belt.

Tonight I'm going to review some more bottom side control and north/south defense. Such a weak spot right now. Body aches are adding up, and my pile of stinky gis is growing.
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Today was a beautiful day so I went to the beach and accidentally got a bit drunk. I drank a 6 hour energy thing before training and the buzz slowly wore off over the course of the workout. Oops.

BJJ

Warmup stuff, closed guard pass drills. I passed sambo guys guard . Had 4 rolls, two browns, two blues. Submitted one of the blues with an armbar from mounted triangle, and beat another positionally. Survived around in a brown belts guard but got tapped a couple times by the other.

Boxing.

Just sparring today. Man this class is weird. They told me sparring with no power, which I did until the guy started getting inside and throwing haymakers, lol. Then he was pressuring me against the cage, okay, boxing clinching, nope! he goes for the takedown. Anyways, once I adjusted to what the hell was going on I did well. Got to boxing spar with a brown belt, it's nice to see a brown belt moving awkward for a change. =)
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DB Bench 3x6@75lbs
Squats 3x6@205lbs
Deadlifts 3x6@205lbs
Military Press 3x6@105lbs
DB Rows 3x6@75lbs
Lying Leg Curl 3x6@140lbs
Leg Press (heel to ass)3x6@270lbs
Leg Press Calf Raises)3x6@270lbs
DB Curls 3x6@42lbs

A few weights upped slightly. 11 Sessions this week. Weight is 198lbs.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:06 PM   #717 (permalink)
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Moving on to my weekend, saturday after lifting I was hanging up some laundry when I was approached by a few Ecuadorian girls staying at the house. We have god knows how many people (12-15?) from Ecuador staying here on the other side of the house for a week or two. They seem pretty friendly, and a few of them know some basic english, while the rest know none.

We see them in the afternoon class sometimes, but other than that they seem to keep to themselves and as do us Gringos... So there's a bit of pointless segregation going on; at least this is the worthy cause that I adopted in order to justify saying yes when three latin chicks ask me to join them for a drink.

They told me to invite everyone else, I did, but nobody seemed interested. **** it, I'd go alone and just embrace the awkward if I had to. Luckily I convinced one guy to come along, and slowly the gringos came out of their shells and trickled in to join us.

The bar was pretty awkward at first. Keep in mind that I've spent the last two months honing my ability to flirt with girls in Portuguese, and now I have to flip a switch and try it in Spanish. Difficult. I had to learn French in middle school in Canada, then I switched to Spanish in highschool, I forgot both almost entirely until I came here and now those two have been popping up in my head since I've started with the Portuguese. The end result of this is a cluster**** of three languages floating around in my mind when I try to put together the most simple of phrases. Luckily with some beers I started to trust my instincts and could at least say a couple words in Spanish to try to contribute. As the night went on we all warmed up real well despite the language barriers, and ended up drinking until the sun came up. The girls, no joke, wanted to keep going into the morning. I literally got drank under the table by some small latina girls. Then they didn't want to go home! They wanted to jump on a random bus and just ride it around town. Crazy girls. We managed to drag them to el casa as full daybreak hit.

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This afternoon I woke up feeling like a 70 year old man. Dehydrated, underslept, outdrank, and sore from completing a tedious full body workout the evening before. I logged into facebook (part of my wake up routine where I delay getting out of bed for as long as I can) and low and behold, I've been punked.

I'll skip the explanation and just link you guys instead

The rest of today was just euphoric. I laughed my ass off over that fanpage all the way through lunch and then headed back to the beach for our third consecutive day of perfect weather. Today was especially windy and there was a ton of people doing parachute surfing (parasurfing?). This looks like probably the best water sport ever... hear me out. You have all the perks of regular surfing; cutting over blue waves, looking like a badass in front of onlooking Brazilian women in glorified lingerie...but with none of the paddling, the balancing, or the falling. I will master this endeavor.



Sitting at the beach today, the bigger picture really started to click for me. Fighting or not fighting, I think long term travel is going to be an enormous part of my life. Whether I make it into the UFC or fall flat on my face in my first professional fight, isn't going to affect that I'm going to live a interesting and fulfilling life. I've decided to look into T.E.S.L. Certification classes so that I can sustain myself while I travel. I'd love to go to Holland and train at Overeems gym. Or Korea and Japan.

I'd really love to live in Brazil one day again too... I have no doubt I'll be back. While we're daydreaming we could look at the possibility that in 6 years I could very possibly be able to represent Canada in the summer Olympics here in Rio for their trial run of BJJ. Would I do well? **** no. But Canada is hardly a talent rich country for BJJ, and in 6 years I could be in Brown/Black belt territory if I applied myself. It's not something I'm counting on, but it could very well play out!
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:14 PM   #718 (permalink)
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A few of us grabbing Acai, a twice daily ritual for myself


And finally, yes, we found sneaky methods of photographing asses at the beach.




Yes, perverts, you're welcome. By the way, these aren't uncommon. We didn't walk along the beach looking for nice bums to set up next to. They're just everywhere. I have a grand finale planned to demonstrate just how absurd the women are, but still have 3 weeks left before I attempt this noble effort.
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BJJ Class

Gordo got back today. Technique was a loop choke from guard. Pull out one of their lapels and feed it around their back to the far hand, then pass it to the same side hand, wrist in their neck. Then as they defend with their arm, hip to the side and trap their elbow in your chest. Hip out more and bring your leg over their trapped arm's shoulder to help cut off air flow.

Drilled from closed guard and didn't too hot. In rolling I got a brown belt who submitted me with a keylock variation of an armbar. After the roll he recommended I try passing half guard by posturing and framing off their body and pulling a leg off instead of my underhooking, pressuring, and leg wiggling. It's difficult sometimes when people tell you to do something that contradicts what someone else or an instructional has told you to do. Anyways, I used the half guard pass in the white belt I rolled next. I was patient and tried not to muscle anything...getting a white belt is such a treat when you're used to going into every roll knowing you're outmatched. Landed an americana, a flower sweep, and ezekiel.

Boxing

Shadowboxing with weights, pushups, light sparring, abs. One of the sparring guys wants to work striking with lots of takedowns next class so I guess I'm bring MMA gloves. Should be interesting because he likes throwing haymakers.
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