Sunday, 17 September 2017

Training report: North South Position

This week, we did nogi in a cold Tuesday night.

Thursday night was quieter as usual but we train Gi.

The topic of North South is really interesting to teach because there is no perfect escapes in my opinion. It is mostly about anticipating and trying to avoid getting stocked underneath.

We will be teaching guard subs next week.

See you on the mats.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Nogi Season starting and training report: Knee on Belly

This week, we covered the topic of knee on the belly for the fundamentals.

For advanced, we did a transition from de la riva guard to single x guard and also covered the de la riva X guard which made on the come back at the last World IBJJF Masters Competition.

Tuesday night is still our most popular night and Thursday seems to always be quieter.

I am still teaching the Saturday class.
The attendance is smaller than the week night.
The benefit is that I can concentrate on each students a lot more compare to a bigger group format.

Joelle, Mr Chen and myself also attended the Judo beginner class right after our Saturday class.

Now Regional Nogi is on Saturday 14 October so we have about 5 weeks to prepare.

Bring your nogi uniform if you have one for the Tuesday class.
If you do not have one, just wear your gi pants and a rash guard.
A T-shirt is not suitable as it would get torn.

See you on the mats.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Training report: Side Control and kiss of the dragon

This week, we covered side control for the fundamentals.

For advanced, we did reverse de la riva and the Biejao aka kiss of the dragon.

The topic of next week is Knee on the belly

The Saturday class are not really growing in numbers but we are getting a good mix of students of all levels.

I also took the opportunity to stay for the Judo class and learn Tai otoshi throws and practise my breakfall techniques by sparring with several Judokas.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Training report: back control

Back position is one the most devastating position in jiu jitsu. It equals for 4
points and create a multitude amount of submissions.

The nogi regional organised by NZ grappler has been confirmed for Saturday 14 October.

However, we are not planning to to do specific nogi classes as it too cold.

So if you want to spar, just take off your gi jacket if you want to do some nogi sparring. Well assuming that you are wearing a rash guard.

Saturday class had 8  students, 2 purples belts, 2 blue belts and 4 white belts

Next week topic is side control.