Friday, 28 February 2014

Training hEport: Berimbolo

After last week competition, we are going back to our normal training program where we cover on throw per class and one ground topic.

Last Tuesday was hip throw nogi and Knee on the Belly (with 3 subs).

Last night (Thursday night) was uchimata and De La Riva guard / berimbolo (guard sweeps)

You will need to learn Berimbolo if you want your 3 stripes on your white belt.

Berimbolo is just basically the continuation from de la riva guard.

Instead of taking the back, you keep the same grips and invert instead.

Why is it so popular?
Because there is no counter to the berimbolo as far as I know.

Why is it hated?
Because people hate what they don't know.

Why is it revolutionary?
Because it is going against the traditional style of take down, guard pass and submission after achieving dominant top position.

You can read more info on this controversial topic.
http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2013/06/double-guard-pull-anyone.html












 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Monday, 24 February 2014

BJJ Teaching philosophy

When we started teaching at our club in November 2011, the biggest issue was to address the training program.

We only had and still have 2 classes per week.

Unlike a professional BJJ club also known as a BJJ academy, teaching BJJ is not our source of income.
We both have a job and teach BJJ is a hobby.

We started our classes on Monday and Wednesday nights. The first thing I noticed was the attendance on Monday was really bad.
I could not blame the students as it is common to have the Monday blues where you came back from a week-end and after working 8 hours in the office, the last thing you want is to roll around with some sweaty guys.

So after 6 months, we decided to switch to Tuesday and Thursday nights instead.

Because we had and still have 2 instructors, the question was to ensure that we did not overlap and ensure continuity thought the weeks.

Learning BJJ is normally done by an instructor teaching one technique and 2 variations.

I always found that style problematic as it just did not have continuity between and also did not insure that you covered all the aspects of BJJ.

So what to do to run a club that only have 2 classes per week?

The secret is in the definition of BJJ.
It is the real estate of Martial Arts: Location, Location, Location.

The secret is in the position of BJJ.

So the first thing I did was to format the different classes into positions tp make it easier to understand BJJ thought the maze of techniques.

Suddenly, it made sense to focus and teach each classes into a position instead of a technique and 2 variations.

The first class will be the mount as it is the best position to be in.
It is 4 points in the point system after all.

The next class was to be the back.
It is another position that scored 4 points as well.

Then it just made sense to add side control, KOB (knee on the belly), North South.

Now I think about it, the guard pass should have been schedules before the side control, KOB and North South.

The original program also had a take down class as well.
However, it got cancelled as we wanted to teach one take down/throw at every class.

 I tried to do organise a curriculum of throws as well but no great success.

We will just have to settle into teaching one Judo throw per week and get students to spar from stand up as well.

So back to the topic, we cover each position per class.

I have to admit that it is repetitive, covering the topic of the mount one class every 6 weeks.

An intermediate student might frown upon after to go to a class that is focus on the mount every 6 weeks.

But for the beginner student, I think it is great.

In order to understand the pro and cons of this positions bases teaching system, one would need to look what system is available out there.

Already, I mentioned the one technique and 2 variation system.
The instructor rocks up at training and he teach it in such manner.
One would think there is nothing wrong with that, it is traditional and that is the way many academies teaching program are taught.

My biggest beef with the system is the randomness of the structure of the techniques.

From such structures of teaching, we would see 2 patterns:

Teaching out of a curriculum for a belt exam sucks.
Why is that?
Because if the student miss on that class, when will be able to cover the class of that particular
technique.
So let's say you teach triangle once per 6 months, you miss the class and it is over.
You have a solid curriculum but a weakness on not being  able for students to attend each classes.
It is still based on techniques.
Show me 2 take downs, 2 guard passes, 2 ways to escape the mount etc.

The blue print system
It is most probably the one system I dislike the most.
Why?
It is often bias as it is based on the "game" of the instructor.
However, it still give you a solid foundation of lot of skills in the blue print is done correctly.
But it relies on physical, skills, personalities criteria of the individual instructor.
Also if you miss a class, you are likely to miss a major link to next move which highlight a problem with restiveness.
There you are missing on that blue print that take you from one position to another.



Do I have the magical teaching philosophy?

Nope.

We are not focused on a link of techniques or a set of techniques to demonstrate for your next belt.

We are focused on a position and then teach concepts and techniques around it.
If you a beginner, you can learn a basic guard or learn a more advanced guard pass every 12 classes.

If you misses out on back escape, we will cover the topic in another 6 weeks, do not despair.

Also we have a Q&A every 6 weeks where you can ask anything.

Of course, we can answer any questions during the group class but would like to keep it focused on the topic of the day to ensure the flow of the class.

After class, we can always address any questions.

All I can ensure is that you learn the mount retention, escapes and submissions once every 12 classes (6 weeks).







Sunday, 23 February 2014

Webber Match (+playlist)

Marc match- nogi national 2014 (+playlist)

No Gi National 2014 results

Congratulations to Marc (beginner, silver) and Igor (intermediate, bronze) on winning medals.

Next competition is in 8 weeks time, we will work on mistakes, new strategies, weight category and fitness.

Overall, it was a really fun day with teammates coming to support the competitors.

I am very happy that no one got injured as we have another 6 comps coming up.

See you at training.

For the full result of the competition:

Full Results from today's event. 
Great turnout!
http://nzgrappler.co.nz/results-for-no-gi-tournament-22nd-feb-2014/



Nogi National -Final 2014 up to 64 kg division (Marc Tai vs Matt Wong) (...

Friday, 21 February 2014

Roll Call and competitions list for season 2014

Tomorrow will be the first competition for the season 2014.

auckland bjjRoll Call: Elliot, Igor, Jose, Webber and Mark.

The next competition will be Gi in April 19.

It leaves you 8 weeks to prepare for the next event which is on Easter Weekend.

If you are out of town for Easter weekend, the next competition will be on May 17.

Good luck boys.

P.S: Please come and support your team mates on saturday.
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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Final Countdown and Training report

Hi,
auckland bjj

Tuesday night training was NOGI.

Drilling Takedowns and clinch work.

20 minutes of reading and explaining the rules.

We will continue the readind and explaining on Thursday as well.

Training concluded with 30 minutes rolling as usual.

Thursday is our GI class but you can just turn up with your NOGI because of Saturday Comp.

Which reminds me today is your last day to enter.
auckland bjj


Until 11:59 pm Wednesday 19 February 2014
Adults: $60
Kids: $50


 http://nzgrappler.co.nz/bjj-no-gi-tournament-22-23-february-2014/


Read the lastest update on

 http://nzgrappler.co.nz/no-gi-tournament-schedule-for-22nd-feb-2014/

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Team ATOS Drills & Secrets to Success || BJJ Hacks TV Episode 2.1

Andre Galvao discusses the drills and secrets to success.
He release a book called drill to win which I advised anyone to buy.
He is a member of the Atos Team which is re known for their gruelling drilling sessions.
 

 http://www.bjjheroes.com/featured/atos-bjj-academy

Andre Galvao Jiu Jitsu


Main Titles:
  • 2x World Champion – black belt (2008 & 2005)
  • 2x ADCC Champion (2011 weight & absolute)
  • World Pro Cup Champion (2012 – WPJJC)
  • World Cup Champion – black belt (2006 black)
  • World CBJJE Champion (2008 black)
  • 4x Pan American Champion – black belt (2008 weight & absolute, 2006, 2011)
  • Ultimate Absolute NYC Champion (2011)

Monday, 17 February 2014

Training Competition: Read the rules


auckland bjj As we are a week away from the competition, you need to read the rules.

Even if you do not compete, you need to understand the rules.

There is also a good video from Felipe Costa that you can watch.

I will print the rules and will go over them for the next 2 classes as well.


 Registration is closing soon:

Until 11:59 pm Wednesday 19 February 2014
Adults: $60
Kids: $50

 http://nzgrappler.co.nz/category/news/
auckland bjj



 You can find the rules on the below link:

http://ibjjf.org/rules/

Do not get DQ because you do NOT want to spend some time reading and watching a video.

Learn the rules of the sport you want to compete.

Even if you are not a competitor, we need to understand what is legal, what is illegal and how the points system works.


Sunday, 16 February 2014

Best you tube instructional videos part One: Kurt Osiander top ten videos

That is correct, you read it.

This is my first post on the best youtube BJJ instructional videos.

Most BJJ instructors do not want you to learn from youtube or any videos for the matter.

Why is that?

Because they will run our of a job and will have to get a normal 8-5 employment like the rest of us.

When it comes to youtube videos, Kurt Osiander is my favourite.

He is a Ralph Gracie Black Belt and is sponsored by Shoyoroll.

He is abrupt, old school, rude, not PC.

Basically, he is opposite of the new generation of BJJ Black Belt.

Some of his famous quotes are:


Kurt Osiander quotes
“I like to travel and meet people all over the world- and choke them”
About the 50/50 guard “If do it wrong, you’re getting fucked. If you do it right, you’re doing the fucking!”
“you fucked up a long time ago” and “keep your ass down, this is San Francisco”
“I have something to show you guys and don’t worry it’s not my dick”
“Fucking white belts…”
“Fuck berimbolos!”
“All white belts are Fucking Retarded Bro” (at seminar in NC he said this a white belt)….”You want me to beat your ass on film?” (to kids playing loudly in the background)
“If you get caught in this position…Then you Fucked up…”
“Some people call it a baseball choke,but I FUCKING HATE BASEBALL!”
“i could choke a t-rex easy… have you seen his arms?”
“50/50 guard is for faggits!”
Yells at a little kid, “Zeek!! You want me to beat you on film? No?? Then SHUT THE FUCK UP!”
“You have to have good base and posture. We’re in San Francisco. You know what happens to u when. Youre bent over like that”
“You cant do that, youre ganna get choked the fuck out”
“Go train”
“I’m gonna open my guard but i’m not gonna let my leg fall like this like i’m a prostitute”
(when someone is on your back) “Keep your hands and arms inside the fucking ride at all times..”
“50/50 is half gay”
“….now your….triple  fucked!”
“50/50 what’s that, half gay” “If do it wrong, you’re getting fucked. If you do it right, you’re doing the fucking!”
“I know it’s very fashionable now that everybody’s going upside down, berimbolo, inversions, spinning upside down, spin through the air… Fuck them.”
“Now go train”
“Eating meat gives me tha power to kill!”
“you fucked up along time ago..”
“It says you’re fat” as I stood on the scale”
“if you punch them in the stomach they will open their legs quicker than a prostitute”
“I got, I got something to show you guys….It’s not my dick. New tattoo.”

So without any delays, see my top 10 Kurt Osiander videos and make sure you watch some more of his stuff because he is freaking awesome.


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Judo Training

auckland bjj - judo - judokongHi,


Do not forget that our club members (that is the ones that are on automatic payments) have free access to all the Judo classes as well (held on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).

Please note there are in need for sparring partners on Friday night class.

See below link for details.

http://www.judokong.com/#!/2014/02/judo-beat-copauckland-police-club.html

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Ronda Rousey's Sexy New Photo Shoot With Famed Photographer

Ronda is re known for bringing trash talk to women mma.

She criticised Kim Kardashian and ring girls for being bad role model to young girls.

Her latest photo definitely will bring out more controversy.

Prior to her bout with Miesha Tate at December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, Rousey filmed movies “Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.”
Now, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking to have Rousey star in a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series “Entourage.” If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also pegged the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for a lead role in the Brad Thor penned novel “Athena Project,” which would likely turn into a movie franchise if successful.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/report-ronda-rousey-inks-lead-roles-in-warner-bros-films-entourage-athena-project/#sthash.VH42lYEL.dpuf
Prior to her bout with Miesha Tate at December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, Rousey filmed movies “Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.”
Now, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking to have Rousey star in a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series “Entourage.” If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also pegged the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for a lead role in the Brad Thor penned novel “Athena Project,” which would likely turn into a movie franchise if successful.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/report-ronda-rousey-inks-lead-roles-in-warner-bros-films-entourage-athena-project/#sthash.VH42lYEL.dpuf
rior to her bout with Miesha Tate at December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, Rousey filmed movies “Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.”
Now, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking to have Rousey star in a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series “Entourage.” If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also pegged the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for a lead role in the Brad Thor penned novel “Athena Project,” which would likely turn into a movie franchise if successful.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/report-ronda-rousey-inks-lead-roles-in-warner-bros-films-entourage-athena-project/#sthash.VH42lYEL.dpuf
She is defending her UFC title and signed up the lead role for 2 new movies: "Entourage" and "Athena Project".


rior to her bout with Miesha Tate at December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, Rousey filmed movies “Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.”
Now, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking to have Rousey star in a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series “Entourage.” If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also pegged the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for a lead role in the Brad Thor penned novel “Athena Project,” which would likely turn into a movie franchise if successful.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/report-ronda-rousey-inks-lead-roles-in-warner-bros-films-entourage-athena-project/#sthash.VH42lYEL.dpuf
rior to her bout with Miesha Tate at December’s UFC 168 event in Las Vegas, Rousey filmed movies “Expendables 3″ and “Fast & Furious 7.”
Now, it appears that Warner Bros. is looking to have Rousey star in a lead role in the movie-version of the hit HBO series “Entourage.” If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros. has also pegged the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion for a lead role in the Brad Thor penned novel “Athena Project,” which would likely turn into a movie franchise if successful.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/report-ronda-rousey-inks-lead-roles-in-warner-bros-films-entourage-athena-project/#sthash.VH42lYEL.dpuf

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Unseen Gracie Challenge Fights

 
 
In this rare never-before-seen footage, shot in the early 90s, you will see 10 Gracie Challenge matches against traditional martial artists at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA. It's worth noting that, unlike most Gracie challenge matches ...which are fought by members of the Gracie family, all the jiu-jitsu representatives in this video are students of the Gracie Academy. Thier names are: Lowell Anderson, Fabio Santos, Joe Pardo, Mark Baumeister & Mauricio Zingano.

Most importantly, observe how spastically the non-jiu-jitsu fighters move during each fight and how their behavioral patterns are the complete opposite of what we become accustomed to when rolling with trained jiu-jitsu practitioners. If you are not training for these chaotic/unpredictable fight patterns, then you are not training for a real fight.

Share it if you know someone who needs jiu-jitsu but hasn't taken the first step on the mat!
 
 


Thiago Silva threatens people inside jiujitsu school at gunpoint, barricades self inside home

UFC Fighter Thiago Silva walks in a BJJ school with a gun and threatens his separated wife and instructor Popovitch


A prominent mixed martial artist was dumped Friday by a national fighting organization after police said he threatened to shoot his estranged wife and her boyfriend and was arrested.

Thiago Anderson Ramos da Silva, a 31-year-old Brazilian who owns an Oakland Park home and trains in South Florida, competed as a light heavyweight for Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mixed martial artists draw from multiple disciplines, including boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, judo and tae kwon do.

The fight promoter terminated Silva's contract a day after the Broward Sheriff's Office said deputies waited about three hours for him to leave his home and a SWAT team was called.
 
Silva is off of Ultimate Fighting's card for a March match in Dallas, when a lawyer said he could have been eligible to win up to $140,000.

The alleged crime unfolded Thursday night when Silva was continuously honking his Dodge Charger's horn outside Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd., a complaint affidavit states
;hThiago Silva just got himself in a load of trouble.
According to sources close to BJPENN.COM, we have learned that upon hearing of his wife’s possible infidelities with her Jiu Jitsu coach, Pablo Popovich, the top UFC light-heavyweight barged into their school gun-drawn, looking for Pablo.
He then left the scene to barricade himself inside his home while the Broward Sheriff department SWAT team placed a perimeter outside the home.
This all went down tonight, just a few hours ago.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/thiago-silva-threeatens-people-inside-jiujitsu-school-barricades-self-inside-home/#sthash.HgWCuYlr.dpuf
Thiago Silva just got himself in a load of trouble.
According to sources close to BJPENN.COM, we have learned that upon hearing of his wife’s possible infidelities with her Jiu Jitsu coach, Pablo Popovich, the top UFC light-heavyweight barged into their school gun-drawn, looking for Pablo.
He then left the scene to barricade himself inside his home while the Broward Sheriff department SWAT team placed a perimeter outside the home.
This all went down tonight, just a few hours ago.
More on this as it becomes availabl
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/thiago-silva-threeatens-people-inside-jiujitsu-school-barricades-self-inside-home/#sthash.HgWCuYlr.dpufA prominent mixed martial artist was dumped Friday by a national fighting organization after police said he threatened to shoot his estranged wife and her boyfriend and was arrested.
Thiago Anderson Ramos da Silva, a 31-year-old Brazilian who owns an Oakland Park home and trains in South Florida, competed as a light heavyweight for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial artists draw from multiple disciplines, including boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, judo and tae kwon do. The fight promoter terminated Silva's contract a day after the Broward Sheriff's Office said deputies waited about three hours for him to leave his home and a SWAT team was called.
Silva is off of Ultimate Fighting's card for a March match in Dallas, when a lawyer said he could have been eligible to win up to $140,000.
The alleged crime unfolded Thursday night when Silva was continuously honking his Dodge Charger's horn outside Popovitch Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd., a complaint affidavit states.
Thiago Silva just got himself in a load of trouble.
According to sources close to BJPENN.COM, we have learned that upon hearing of his wife’s possible infidelities with her Jiu Jitsu coach, Pablo Popovich, the top UFC light-heavyweight barged into their school gun-drawn, looking for Pablo.
He then left the scene to barricade himself inside his home while the Broward Sheriff department SWAT team placed a perimeter outside the home.
This all went down tonight, just a few hours ago.
- See more at: http://www.bjpenn.com/thiago-silva-threeatens-people-inside-jiujitsu-school-barricades-self-inside-home/#sthash.HgWCuYlr.dpuf
Oakland Park standoff

Monday, 10 February 2014

2 weeks away from the 2214 BJJ NOGI COMPETITION - 22 FEB

 All right, we are 2 weeks away from the competition.

auckland bjjWe have 4 classes and 1 open mats before the event.

Time to put all the hard training into practise.

If you do not compete, come and support your team mates at the event.
  
Check out your weight categories, read the rules and understand them. If you have any questions, ask your coach. 

It is not acceptable to think that you do not have to read the rules if you plan to play any kind of sports.

Please register on 



http://strongvon.com/nzgrappler10

more details on

http://nzgrappler.co.nz/category/tournaments/


Rules on

 http://ibjjf.org/rules/


NZ Grappler’s BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU NO-GI TOURNAMENT will be held 22 February 2014. Don’t miss your chance to challenge yourself among the best of New Zealand. The event will take place at the TRUSTS ARENA in Henderson, Auckland. Adults and kids will compete on Saturday 22nd February.


REGISTRATION FEE
Until 11:59 pm Saturday 15 February 2014
Adults: $50
Kids: $40
auckland bjj
Until 11:59 pm Wednesday 19 February 2014
Adults: $60
Kids: $50


SPECTATOR FEE

We will need to charge spectator fees to cover the costs of renting the venue. The TRUSTS ARENA has proven to be an excellent venue for the event, so we would like to continue to provide the best venue for our competitors.
Adults: $5
Kids: $2


DIVISIONS

Competition is for both kids and adults of all levels and from all academies. There will be Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions for all weight classes.
The adult weight classes in kilograms (kg) are IBJJF No Gi divisions:
MEN (kg): 57.5, 64, 70, 76, 82.3, 88.3, 94.3, 100.5, 100.5+
WOMEN (kg): 53.5, 58.5, 69, 74, 74+



2014 NO GI Schedule
auckland bjj


Kids
Weigh in 8-9 am
Compete from 10am to 12 noon
Medals 12 to 12.30pm

Adults
Weigh in 10-11.30am
Compete from 12.30 to 6pm

Advanced weights first
Then Absolute division
Then Advanced medals

Then intermediate
Intermediate medals

Beginners
Beginner’s medals


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

creonte Part 2






This is a great video that explains the terms Creonte by Draculino.

 Vinicius Magalhaes, commonly known by his nickname “Draculino”, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor responsible for raising the games of grapplers such as Romulo Barral, Samuel Braga, Marcelo Azevedo, Brandon Mullins among many others, making his BJJ program one of the most successful ones ever in the sport. The Draculino Jiu Jitsu program has strong roots in Belo Horizinte (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and in Houston (Texas, US)

 http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/vinicius-draculino-magalhaes-wiki-bio







For the first part of the blog. http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2013/12/the-biggest-mind-trick-of-bjj-creonte.html

Monday, 3 February 2014

Public holiday and kids comp date changed

Please note that they will be no class on Thursday 6 Feb due to public holiday:
Waitangi Day. T
uesday 4 Feb class remains the same Nogi from 6 pm. Thank you





Also, there is a change for the kids comp at the next NZ grappling event.


It will be held on Saturday 22 Feb morning instead of Sunday 23 Feb as originally planned.

http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2014/01/bjj-nogi-auckland-competition-22-feb.html


http://nzgrappler.co.nz/