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Twister submission fun….

I’m not that good with any of the 10th planet stuff, mainly because I’m old and not that flexible so I stick with the old stuff, but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying a good old fashion 10th planet submission.  Here is Josh Hinger pulling off the twister at Grappler’s Quest.  I think I’ve only pulled this off three times ever in training and onc of those times was a complete accident lol….

I always liked Rafael Lovato Jr  style and in this match from the Metamoris tournament it really  shows.  Rafael goes up against the great Kayron and really shows his skills…This was one of my favorite matches of the night….

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Some great Judo throws for you..

Just like the title says, here is a great compilation of judo throws….Some are just painful to watch!

 

Parallettes Fun for BJJ….

I definitely have to get me a set of parallettes and this video shows why. Like Ive said a million times before, Im always on the look out for better kdrills and workouts to help my sorry old ass stay competitive in BJJ and this routine is another great routine to add to any BJJ guys aresenal.

I Love how he incorporates passing drills into the routine using the parallette bars…

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Great match here between two guys who have similar styles and are both great finishers…

 

Arm Bar Drills….

Here are some good Arm Bar drills to keep you sharp from instructor Juan Pablo Garcia.  I’m  all about drills and though these may seem basic to you they are the fundamental drills that you should do at least a couple of times a week for your entire Bjj career.

 

Quick video of Garcia tearing it up….

 

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So a little over five weeks ago I blew out my knee at work. My ladder went one way, I went the other and the end result was a torn meniscus. So as fun as thats been, what was even more fun was going to the Orthopedic surgeon to get the bad news that I have to have my knee scoped.

Now I know in the world of knee injuries this isn’t such a big deal. The surgery is pretty non-invasive and the rehab and recovery are relatively quick.  What got me bent was what the doctor said to me during the consultation. Just to give you a little background about me(if you havent read the bio),I’m 42 and have been training in BJJ since before the first Ultimate Fight.  Now I’m not a spring chicken but Im not an old fart either.

So there I was going over the MRI with the doctor when he says the following “Well if this injury happend to you when you were in twenties than that would be a problem, but since your in your forties its not like your going to be all that active when your in your fifties when arthritis might set in”  Now I know he thought he was saying something positive to me, but all I could think was “F@*K YOU!”

I plan on training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu until I cant breathe anymore.  I’ve know guys who have joined Bjj in there 50’s. 60’s, even 70’s so you cant say to me that I wont be active in my fifties, hell I’m only eight years away from fifty now!!!  I know the old guys like me who train in Bjj feel the same way, but unless a stroke or some other kind of disaster happens to me you will find me on the mat trying to deal with the crazy twenty and thirty somethings that will be making my life hell!

Remember , we old guys may not be that quick anymore, we may not be that flexible, and maybe our cardio isn’t what it use to be, but we are crafty and patient and worst of all, we have nothing to lose…lmao

Full body exercise for jiu jitsu…

This is from the guys over at bjjworkouts.com  I really like a lot of their workouts,they are one of the few out there that have really good sport specific routines for the BJJ players.  This is just a small example of some of the types of exercises that they have to offer.  I like how they make standing up in a base position  into a core exercise….

I don’t post a lot of MMA fights on here unless they have some excellent grappling involved, and that is exactly what this Tate vs Rousey fight is full of.

I know there are a lot of guys in the grappling world who balk at the idea they can learn something from a female grappler. I think the mindset there is that women grapplers or fighters for that matter, are weaker in their skills then men. I really can’t disagree more. I think women use a higher degree of technique then men because of being the so called “weaker gender.”

Ive learned a lot from watching female competitors like Rousey, Kyra Gracie, leticia Ribeirio, Michelle Nicolini and host of others whose techniques are at a higher level than most men. Plus you would be hard pressed to find a lot of men that could compete with these women.  Try calling Rousey the weaker sex to her face and see what happens…..LOL

Personally I don’t care if  your man, woman or alien, if  you have great technique then you have my full attention. So watch as Tate and Rousey give a great display of MMA and Grappling technique….

 

 

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