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Training Report - Judo trio throws and the forgotten Closed Guard With Overhook Lapel Grip

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Drop Seo Nage is not that great for your knees Light warm up Fundamentals for the beginners The Trinity for the advanced students: It is the combination of 3 Judo techniques that Rodolfo like hitting at competition until the cows come home Drop seo Nage. Kouchi Gari Ouchi Gari I especially like the way he breaks the balance of the opponent by pulling so hard (also known as walking the dog). Breaking the balance is vital to set up a good throw, it is known as Kuzushi in Judo. The ground part of the class was the forgotten close guard with overhook lapel grip.   It is a great guard that can be use for nogi as well: keep the posture broken down, sweeps, omoplata, chokes, triangle and arm locks.                    

Training Report - Kouchi Gari (Small Inner Reap) - Turtle Attacks

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Levitation training Our usual warm up. Techniques of the day: Kouchi Gari (small inner reap) Turtle Attacks Clock choke, Bow and arrown from turtle Darce Choke 30 minutes sparring: usual 2 minutes stand up and 3 minutes ground That is all. Oh yeah, Asahi Beer for cool down. http://cdn2.judoinfo.com/images/animations/blue/kouchigari.htm    

US Judo Olympian Travis Stevens to compete at the Copa Podio de Jiu-jitsu ( Middleweight Grand Prix, on September 8)

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American Travis Stevens will be competing at the famous Copa Podio de Jiu Jitsu. It will be for the Middleweight Grand Prix on Saturday 8 September 2013. Compatriot American Keenan Cornelius will also take part. Australian Kit Dale from Check Mat will complete the trio of talented foreigner competing in Brazil. I don’t think that making a new sport is a good idea,” Stevens answers. “Each sport needs to have its own identity. You get BJJ and judo any closer, we wont know the difference. But there are things a judo player can take from BJJ and things a BJJ player can take from judo. If you’re going to be great at one sport you need to take things from both, otherwise there will be holes in your game that people can exploit.”. http://mmafrenzy.com/91644/blending-judo-back-into-mma-bjj-a-visit-with-travis-stevens/      

US Marine takes on a BJJ girl in a grappling match

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million? I will let you decide by watching this video that demonstrates how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu works: A smaller person defeating a bigger person. Pitty about the illegal slam at the end but she still got the submission. The girl’s name is Taylor Briscoe of Sante Fe BJJ. It seems that her club must located near an army base.

Training Report

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Our usual warm up for 20 minutes Techniques of the day: Ouchi-Gari also known as major inner reaping. We did 15 minutes of repetitions Please click on below link for more information on this throw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cuchi_gari http://judoinfo.com/new/techniques/throwing-techniques/350-ouchi-gari  Then we did 2 half guard sweeps. Training was concluded with our usual 4 rounds of sparring which consist of 2 minutes stand ups and 3 minutes ground. also known as Tachi Waza and Ne Waza in Judo Terminology.

Aemil Palm - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Free Techniques - Curacao

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Aemil is a young student of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  He is 13 years old from Curacao.  Yellow belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu Orange belt in Judo Practice muay thai kickboxing NOTE: This video series is not intended for instructional purposes This video shows how to be a badass using the rather awesome move, The Flying Triangle Choke, which is in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arsenal.          NOTE: This video series is not intended for instructional purposes This video shows how to be a complete badass using the 3rd Judo shoulder throw, the Kata Guruma. Maybe I'll start a new series.... not a bad idea.     NOTE: This video series is not intended for instructional purposes This video shows how to be a badass with probably the most awesome move in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu arsenal, the flying armbar             Shit, did I just get knocked out by a punching bag?         If you like his videos, please subscribe to http://www.youtube.

First aid course part 2 - A feeling of impending doom may be present

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In the good old days, Japanese Jiu Jitsu masters were also healers.So we decided to take the day off from strangling each other and trying to rip limbs from their joints and learn to be a healer or at least be able to attend to someone injuries while the ambulance is on its way.   As Martial artist and instructor, it is important to keep ourselves updated with our first aid skills. The second part of the program covered: Shock Heart Attack Stroke Asthma Seizures Diabetes Fractures and dislocations Sprains and Strains Burns Tip of the day: Sign of an heart attack = A feeling of impending doom may be present.  Security Medical Services (SMS) provided us with the training. They will come to your martial art club as well. They can provide NZQA assessors to train and certify your staff or club members in Workplace First Aid, or First Aid refresher courses.  Their instructors are trained by ProMed (Pro+Med) Medical Services (NZ) Limited and c

Training report

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 Cool down training with Asashi Beer Our usual warm up. Techniques of the day:  Tai Otoshi Half guard passes 30 minutes rolling.   Add caption . 

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Training report

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Warm up. Topics of the day: double leg takedown, arm bar from guard and arm bar defence.  Rolling: 4 rounds of 5 minutes sparring: 2 minutes stand up, 2 minutes ground, 1 minute stand up.  Picture of the day was from the last competition. 

Master Douglas Santos (3 Degree Black Belt) Seminar in Brasil at Tonicao Jiu Jitsu

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Douglas completed his seminar at his Team HQ: Tonicao Jiu Jitsu. See below for info on this icon and pionner of Jiu Jitsu in Floripa. http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2013/06/antonio-claudio-collares-tonicao-jiu.html Douglas hometown is  Floripa (nickname for Florianópolis) where he trained BJJ before migrating to New Zealand.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition - August 17th (Adult)

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This would a good competition to enter. I expect lot of teams travelling to AUckland to participate. Steve told me that he is planning to use 6 areas of tatame mats. It also be hosted into a stadium. Where: The Trusts Stadium, Henderson, Auckland Link to register http://nzgrappler.co.nz/bjj-gi-tournament-registration/ Entry Fee: NZD 50. Weight Categories: Up to 55 KG Up to 60 KG Up to 66 KG Up to 74 KG Up to 84 KG Up to 96 KG Up to 120 KG Over 120KG I understand that weight in will be without the gi.

IBJJF RULES - WHERE, HOW TO LEARN THEM

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The first link will have to be the IBJJF website http://www.ibjjf.org/rules.htm Then you have list of videos to watch Then once you read the rules and watch the videos, there are 2 extra links. https://www.facebook.com/#!/AskTheReferee http://askthereferee.info/ Both sites are run by Shane Poppleton. The advantages with Facebook is that he would reply really quickly. Good luck.

Training Report

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Techniques of the day: Guard Pull and Tomoe Age Guard passes (Double underhook stack pass, stand up leg drag pass). Sparring: Couple of rounds of takedowns and rolling from our knees. See you at open mats on Saturday. Please see below link for the competition on Saturday 17 august. http://nzgrappler.co.nz/

Promotion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Gaunlet A few students have been enquiring in the past so it is only fair that I have a write up about the carrots of Martial Arts (the belts). Each belt comes with a black tab, you will receive up to 4 stripes on each belt. BJJ is notorious for waiting for a long time between belt so it is nice to receive one stripe once in a while (Hint, it usually happens during graduation time every 6 months which are traditionally held in June and December). However, we do give stripes outside the graduation ceremony. To be honest, I would rather have one grading ceremony per year so we can just concentrate on training instead. It is not required to have the complete 4 stripes in order to move to the next belt. The complete 4 stripes does not guarantee you that you will be promoted automatically to the next belt as well. Your instructors will discuss and assess the students during training and will decide who is ready to do the exam for the next belt. It is mostly a formality tha

Training report

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Sacrifice throw from the single leg take down to mount. Topic of the day: guard sweeps. Hip bump sweep, flower sweep, pendulum sweep, scissor sweep, wing sweep.  30 minutes rolling from the knees. 

New Zealang Girl Grappling Group - Winter Camp 2013

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In F12, the topic of Women on the mats and do your training group support them on the mats came up. So I decided to do a little write up about last week end event. As we all know, most NZ BJJ clubs have 1-2 women training and they have to train with the rest of the men as usual. I don't think there is a woman only BJJ class in Auckland or in New Zealand at the moment. However, there is a woman only Judo class at Epsom every Wednesday: 5-6 pm, Auckland University Judo, 6 Woodhall Road, Epsom, Auckland. So the BJJ girls decided to get together. They host each others on regular basis at their own open mats. Something that we don't see much in the BJJ community: Training together beyond the club nucleus. So last week-end, they had another successful camp where they spend 3 days together hosting numerous BJJ instructors from different clubs. A great idea and movement which I hope all instructors are supporting by encouraging their students to attend. They also at

Study Video of Rodolfo Vieira Throws by BJJ Scout

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BJJ scout has some fantastic videos where he breaks down the specific games and techniques of famous BJJ competititors. I suggested you become familiar with his youtube account. See below link for more information on Rodolfo http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/rodolfo-vieira-bjj-wiki In the following video, he breaks down Rodolfo Vieira throws. Rodolfo is re known for his throws and how he applies them successfully of BJJ competitions. In this video, BJJ scout covers: Morote Seoinage Kouchi Gari Ouchi Gari. If you want to read more info on throws from BJJ scout. https://bjjscout.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/rodolfo-vieira-takedown-study-part-1-a-study-of-planes/

Judo International Competition on SKY SPORT (NZ) for the months of July and August

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Time to record if you have a sky recorder (and come train BJJ with us) or just watch it on Sky Sport: Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi - Thursday - 04/07/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 1 Team World Championships, Bahia - Thursday - 11/07/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 3 Grand Prix, Qingdao - Thursday - 18/07/13 - 18:00 -  SKY Sport 3 Grand Slam, Tokyo - Thursday - 25/07/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 3 Grand Slam, Paris - Thursday - 01/08/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 3 Grand Prix, Dusseldorf - Thursday - 08/08/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 2 Grand Slam, Samsun - Thursday - 15/08/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 3 Grand Prix, Baku - Thursday - 22/08/13 - 18:00 - SKY Sport 3 World Masters, Tyumen - Thursday - 29/08/13 - 17:30 - SKY Sport 1

37 Omoplata Set Ups In Just 4 Min - Jason Scully / Matt Kirtley

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Yet another technique video this time on the Omoplata from guard, inverted guard, mount etc. I especially like when they move their but to the side to collapse the uke to put on the technique.

Download your free copy of Don't Wear You Gi to the Bar

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Training report

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 Sweep 101 Today topics: Hip throw also known as o goshi Side control and knee on belly. 3 submissions.  Guard pass for beginners.  30 minutes rolling.  Interesting logos in the back of the club  Team picture after training Rolling Clinch work to hip throw Training on the crash pad