Tonight we are going to take a look at our our own James Briggs at Gladius 9, a blue belt waiting for his blue belt promotion. This class will combine analysis and technique.
It’s a real pleasure to have students massing together and asking for one specific submission. Like the Americana or the Ezekiel, the omoplata can easily take two classes to teach what I feel are the fundamentals of the attack.
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my BJJ game, as well as methods to achieve my goals. As always, efficiency in this pursuit is paramount. To sum it up as simple as possible, the refinement of my jiu-jitsu is: Fail, Analyze, Fix.
There was no way to cover everything I wanted to cover in the last class. The Americana from scarf hold was a favorite that I heard more than one person say they were going to add that right away. I introduced the concepts of the Americana and demonstrated half a dozen variations to start the […]
I’m excited about this one. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Americanas lately. After a roll last week I had a short discussion with a student about Americanas, then the following day my black belt taught the basic side control Americana, then two days later a brand newly promoted black belt at […]
Today I went to a belt ceremony at Tai-Kai where one person I have sparred with (Chris Roach) earned his brown belt, and another person I saw at a bunch of NAGA competitions (Mike Bidwell, who runs bjjafter40) earned his black belt. I had to drive a couple hours to get there, which means I had […]
Points are for determining who lost least. My competition mindset is bleeding through.