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Old 07-20-2008, 01:23 PM   #201 (permalink)
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I completely agree ironman. I usually use ankle weights and dont laugh but i hold a 12oz. can of dog food in each hand and shadowbox for a while before i hit the bag. I like your training routine also.
Nothing to laugh about, it's good for grip strength and developing power. You use what you've got.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:25 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Adjustments to the Guillotine Choke

I wanted to throw some of my new twists to the guillotine in there, because they're great ways to improve leverage.

Twist Your Body

Always turn towards the head, and this will not only help crank the neck a little and cut off a little more blood to the head, but it will also give you the opportunity to deepen the grip you have on the neck, and if your opponent tries to tighten up, you'll have a deeper grip on the neck.

Cut off the Head

This is what I call the variation, basically it helps to tighten the submission by transitioning your grip to moving your hand to the brabo position where your hand is in the crook of the elbow, and you drop the other forearm over the top, to tighten it up like an ezequiel. It almost never gets on all the way, but it helps apply alot more power.

Step in the Hip

This is one of my guard transitions, and it opens up the hip so you can finish it easier and it improves the leverage so that you almost always finish right away, as long as the grip in the hip is tight. If it doesn't, when you roll back to the closed guard and go the twist, it'll be an easy finish.

Butterfly-Gator Roll

I've used this sweep a bunch of times and it's a variation from the hip steps, if you don't finish from there, you can do either one foot with the other leg out to trip your opponent and get on top. It's much, much easier to finish that guillotine on the top.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Wimp Out

There are alot of guys that punk out in the middle of a sparring session, and while I can't stand those guys, I haven't had to deal with them too much, as an advanced student. Most of the guys I train with are legit, and love to push the limits.

I do roll with a group of guys over the weekend, guys who think of themselves as future MMA fighters, and some who do compete. It's really where I work my MMA game, as opposed to my more jiu-jitsu based classes.

There was a guy who decided to start with us, and he's a friend of my little brother's and trains at the local school. The guy's a little bigger than me, and alot taller, but could cut to my weight pretty easily, so I had him work in with the group that I generally roll with.

The "coaches" (I put it in quotes because they're guys my age who train in other styles and bring what they learned to our training sessions) decided to test him out a little bit and do some contact sparring, since he was talking about how tough his instructor was. (this is the local instructor that I beat pretty badly a little while ago)

The story has been told before, and it wasn't me rolling with him at the time. Once of my sparring partners rolled him up in a wrestling pin, and he started punking out.

It's one thing to crumble in a fight, when your body can't take it any more, but it's really hard, as an instructor, to watch a dude like that. If I was just his training partner, I would call him out on it, but when you're looking at a guy who is a p*ssy, and you have to talk him through that, it gets frustrating.

Being a fighter is not something your born with. But it is something that you have to want to do. If you're not sure you're going to hold up in sparring, step off the mat.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:23 PM   #204 (permalink)
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Moving

So, tomorrow I'm moving out to Fresno. I'm starting as an undergrad student at Fresno State University. Hopefully, I'll put together a good group of training partners up there.

If anyone knows a good place to train, let me know and I'll go check it out.
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:12 PM   #205 (permalink)
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hey i was wondering, you sound like you know ur jiu-jitsu. Ive only been training in that for a month and im getting creamed in side mount. I can escape full mount but not side control. maybe u have some pointers?
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hey i was wondering, you sound like you know ur jiu-jitsu. Ive only been training in that for a month and im getting creamed in side mount. I can escape full mount but not side control. maybe u have some pointers?
Absolutely, but most of my pointers are already in the Back to Basics thread. This is my post on side mount escapes.

If you have any questions about it, post them there or back in here.

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Old 09-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #208 (permalink)
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Using the Twister from the Goat Mount

I've been doing alot of work on my submission game and adapting some of my more advanced moves to simpler positions.

For those who don't know what the goat mount is, if your opponent splits his legs while in a sort of belly down position, use your legs to split their legs, which will keep them from rolling over.

This is also a way to set up the twister from twister side control, so I've been using the goat mount, and I've been using the ways I set up the goat mount to set up the twister.

I do have a camera now, so I think I'm going to start posting tutorials for all of you guys. If there's anything you want to see me walk through, let me know.
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Love reading this, you've always got great advice and tips. If you could post a video of some of those guillotine variations you mentioned that would be awesome. Hope life in Fresno is going well. Keep it up.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:05 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Love reading this, you've always got great advice and tips. If you could post a video of some of those guillotine variations you mentioned that would be awesome. Hope life in Fresno is going well. Keep it up.
I have to see how the volume on the camera is before I start doing videos, but I'll test it and if I can't I'll just use the camera.
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