Tuesday, 30 September 2014

BJJ tip: Stretch and foam roller

I got a bad back for years.

3 stretches that seems to relieve the tension.

I also purchased a foam roller and will write my feedback. It seems that lot of people that trains BJJ use it.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Topic of the week

Tuesday: Guard pass

Thursday: Gaurd sweep

See you on the mats

learn the rules: Severe fouls – Part 1


Doing the following will get you DQ.
When an athlete’s gi is rendered unusable and he/she is unable to exchange it for a new one within a period of time stipulated by the referee.

When an athlete deliberately flees the match area to avoid submitting to a submission hold applied by his/her opponent.

When an athlete intentionally attempts to get his or her opponent disqualified by reacting in a way that places his or her opponent in an illegal position.

When it comes to a referee’s attention that an athlete is not wearing an undergarment under his or her uniform as outlined in item 8.3.8 of this Rules Book.

When an athlete applies creams, oils, gels or any slippery substance to any part of the body.

When the athlete utilizes any substance that increase the adherence in any part of his/her body.

When the athlete utilizes any substance that makes the kimono slippery for the grips.

When an athlete strangles his or her opponent ,without using the gi, with one or both hands around the opponent’s neck or applies pressure to the opponent’s windpipe using the thumb.

When an athlete blocks the passage of air to his/her opponent’s nose or mouth using his/her hands.

When the athlete who is defending a single leg takedown, while the athlete attacking has his head outside his opponents body, intentionally projects his attacker to the ground, by grabbing his opponents belt, to make him hit the floor with the head (picture 25).

When an athlete applies a hold prohibited for his/her respective division, as indicated in the table on the next page.*


Friday, 26 September 2014

Learn the rules: stalling


Lack of combativeness (stalling) is defined by one athlete clearly not pursuing positional progression in a match and also when an athlete impedes his/her opponent from carrying out said progression.

When both athletes simultaneously demonstrate a lack of combativeness (stalling) in any position in a match.

When both athletes pull guard at the same time, the referee will start a 20 second countdown. If at end of this 20 second countdown, even if the athletes are moving, one of the athletes does not reach the top position, does not have a submission in hold,or is not imminently completing a point scoring move, the referee will stop the fight and give a penalty to both athletes. In this situation, the referee will restart the combat in standing position.

Lack of combativeness (stalling) is not declared when an athlete is defending his/herself from an opponent’s attacks from mount, back-control, side-control or north-south positions will not be considered lack of combativeness when an athlete is in mount or back position, as long as the characteristics of the technical position are respected.
Examples of situations constituting lack of combativerness (Stalling)
When an athlete, upon achieving side-control or north-south positions over an opponent, does not seek positional progression.
When an athlete in an opponent’s closed guard does not seek to pass guard and at the same time prevents the opponent from seeking positional progression from guard.
When the bottom athlete playing closed guard wraps his/her arms around the opponent’s back or performs any other controlling movement clutching the opponent to him/her without intending to achieve a submission or score.
When an athlete on foot grabs and maintains his/her hand on the opponent’s belt, preventing the opponent from completing a takedown movement and without attempting an attack of any kind

The penalties for lack of combativeness will follow the sequence below after the referee considers one or both athletes been under the situations described in item 6.5.
The referee shall count out 20 (twenty) consecutive seconds and will perform the gesture for a lack of combativeness(in concordance of 1.4.1), followed by the verbal command “LUTE!” and the gesture for the awarded penalty, as described in item 7.3.1.
 If the athlete has already received penalties for serious fouls on the scoreboard, these penalties will be added to the penalties for lack of combativeness

Training report: Takedowns and Anaconda

Normal 1 step roll for warm up.

Then takedowns drills (continuation of last week).

Snap down to sprawl

arm drag

single leg takedown with shoulder roll
Then we did the rolling anaconda
to conclude submission of the day, we did the reverse anaconda
Training concluded with 30 minutes of rolling.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Know the BJJ rules: Knee reaping 102 - Foul

Knee ripping – Serious Foul - Penalty

When the athlete executes the movement in the characteristics mentioned above, moving his foot across the vertical midline of the opponent’s body. The referee shall stop the match, return the position if permitted and issue a penalty to the athletes before restarting the fight.

If you want to read about what type of knee reaping will get you AUTOMATIC DQ


Training report: North South Choke and Judo Throws

Couple of rounds of one step roll for warm up.
Tai Otoshi

Then we did Uchinata drills

Then Tai Otoshi. also renamed Power Ranger by Serge.

Topic of the day was north south choke
Then situational rolling from side control.
Then Tachiwaza (takedowns) and Newaza (rolling) to conclude training.
Great news about the new timetable for the 2015 competitions from the NZG.

NZG 2015 competitions timetable

Time to organise your next year training and goals. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Know the BJJ rules: Knee Reaping 101 - Seve Foul - Automatic DQ

What is Knee Ripping?

Knee ripping is characterized by when one of the athletes places his thigh behind the leg of his opponent and passes his calf on top of the opponent’s body above the knee, placing his foot beyond the vertical midline of the opponent’s body and applying pressure on his opponents knee from the outside, true inside, while keeping the foot of the leg at risk stuck between his hip and armpit.

It is not necessary for one of the athletes to hold the foot of his opponent in order for the foot to be considered caught or stuck.

For purposes of this rule, when one athlete is standing and bearing their weight on foot of the same leg as the knee in danger, the foot will be considered caught or stuck.
Knee ripping – Severe Foul - DQ
Next we will be looking how what type of knee reaping would only get you penalise with one foul BUT not DQ.