Thursday 17 November 2011

Register for a competition, then to prepare well’

'A truer test of my Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is to register for a competition, then to prepare well’.

On the day I’ll come in on weight, face my opponent across the mat, heart racing, nerves rattling, mind blank of any game plans or techniques and just scrap with every intention to submit them and none to cause them damage. When it's over, regardless of the results on the day I’ll walk away with a smile knowing I prepared well and left it all on the mat.

- Badshah (just a regular guy who enjoys BJJ)

Thursday 10 November 2011

Fitting short bouts of intense exercise into a busy lifestyle

Packed my sauna suit and skipping rope into my pannier bag this morning. Soon as I finished work, I got changed into my sauna suit and set up the interval timer on my android phone and had a 20min session in the work car park.

5 secound sprints followed by 30sec slow and steady. Rinse and repeat.

I was drenched in sweat by time I was half way through. Cycled home as my cool down. Next time I intend to add ankle weights to the mix.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Taking the back from half guard

In today's no-gi class I covered how to get to half guard from being in the opponents side control, then rapidly taking the back. Key points were the deep under hook, ear placed on the shoulder just were it meets the pec muscle and posting with the other arm then launching the opponent forward as the head slips under the armpit.

Then loads of sparring from here with submissions.