Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Morning roll

things to work on-

-more awareness of the hands around the neck (be aware of chokes)
-guillotine defense
-off-balancing from deep half guard
-entry to deep half

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bits and pieces

rolled a lot today.

some tidbits-

-mobile knee on stomach game with a gi is probably where i'm headed. transition game with the option of tight control at any time.

-must work on de la riva/spider/tripod/cobrinha guard transitions in the upcoming months

-half guard single leg option is available

-deep half guard- counter to knee slide pass

-deep half- must combo together movements, get them off balance. plenty of work to do.

-de la riva to sit up/arm trap, spin under to deep half.

-work on passing sequence- knee slide, leg on shoulder, over/under, double unders, etc. been neglecting knee slide recently in favor of working other passes. gotta keep in mind the eventual goal.

-gotta roll as much as possible while i can!

Monday, December 29, 2008

knee slide

1. standard knee slide from pin arm and stand up
2. knee slide from open guard (toriani control)
3. knee slide from opponent sitting up (tiger knee)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Deep half guard troubleshooting


-best from z-guard
-must secure quickly

-must create movement, disrupt base
-get them to react, go opposite way

-must sweep quickly. this is not a position to hang out in.


Common issues

-kimura on far arm
-stuff head?
-take back?
-jump over head

Monday, December 22, 2008

Arm locks

1. spinning arm lock
2. they stack, you tip towards shoulder, finish the lock
3. the pull arm out, you control opposite elbow, switch to triangle.


after class-

omoplata counters-
1. roll to side control (give up sweep)
2. post hand, post foot, put them on back, knee on ribs, straighten arm and stand up, shake off
3. sideways roll to immediate pass



1. tight pressure passing
2. loose, constant movement

seemingly paradoxical, but this is the key to my success. controlling, tight game with the option of transition madness.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Guard passing

from arm pin, stand up

1. knee slide
2. they hip escape out- go to leg on shoulder, pin leg with hand, walk around
3. they hip escape and free bottom leg- go to double under pass

Sunday, December 7, 2008


To work on-

-front turtle defense
-guillotine defense
-anaconda defense
-darce defense

-side mount escapes
-mount escapes
-back escapes

-smashing passes
-passing open guard

-finishing triangles
-mastering RNC

Saturday, December 6, 2008


My conditioning fell off. After one round, I was tired. Thus, my technique, timing, and everything else went out the window.

My defense is getting better, though.

But I still have to step up my outside conditioning.