Thursday, July 30, 2009

drill day

been feeling good lately due to strength and conditioning.

rolled no gi tonight.

gotta drill more half guard stuff. especially deep half.

Friday, July 24, 2009

dojo quest- drysdale and cobra kai

made it out to vegas, finally.

from drysdale's-

leo vieira pass-

pants pocket grip
pressure down
block out leg with arm, head, etc

cuff grip, turn thumb down

legs out, walk around, shuck leg

either secure head or go nearside underhook to anticipate the back

step 2-
from back, foot drag back take


foot kicks out knee for guillotine. use for loop choke.

z-guard pass-sprawl, hip to butt, walk around. look to circle around opposite to back or dope mount.

deep half detail-
hand in collar or hand dives deep underhook.
elevate with butterfly hook and get arm underneath

-more commitment to sweeps
-faster pace
-remember one hand brabo finish
-more butterfly collar game

Thursday, July 16, 2009

spider connector

went to robert lovi's school in north park.

picked up some spider guard connectors.

-if they throw your leg and are about to pass, spin upside down and plant foot on hip or in bicep and spin back. gotta practice.
-push/pull motion
-if they run/back out of open guard stuff, gotta stand up and take them down or re-jump guard

lots of the stuff i've been working on lately worked pretty well over there.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

half guard stuff

starting to incorporate the stuff from last week. instead of solely trying to come underneath them, i also try to come to my knees/take the back off the underhook. oftentimes they'll overcompensate to block and i'll be able to get underneath easier. the back/forth motion seems to disrupt the base a lot better.

-from smashed deep half (they have underhook)- clasp hands, get nearside butterfly hook, slightly lift, recover butterfly guard (glover vs. wilson reis match)

-drop armlock from initial tie-up grips
-spider to x-guard (romulo)

Monday, July 13, 2009


i realized something lately that has been causing me to plateau. i need an "A-Game" gameplan, especially when rolling against better people. usually when i roll against the lower belts, i can go in there and randomly flow into different moves. i am always a few steps ahead of them based on transitions, movement, etc.

however, when rolling with higher belts, i have been stifled lately. i realized that i haven't been developing and implementing a gameplan against them. the result is that when i try and flow between moves, they shut it down and then i don't have a second option. thus, my game ends up getting predictable or i start telegraphing my moves.

i gotta start developing a starting move and a series that comes from it.

Friday, July 10, 2009


-deep half to old school option if they back out too much
-deep half (they step over) to rock up recovery/sweep
-50/50 hip bump
-vieira passing
-knee slide/collar choke counter
-langhi spider guard spin underneath sweep

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

half guard underhook series

half guard underhook to the back --> (they overhook) go to knees and take them down --> (they base) roll them --> (they take overhook out and base) shrug them up and take back again

Monday, July 6, 2009

coming back

i finally am starting to feel like myself again.

things to work on-

-incorporating closed guard combos into the whole game
-spider with leg lasso- switching back and forth
-diving into deep half instead of lazily pulling
-back attacks
-stack passes

Saturday, July 4, 2009

additions to the game

-bailing spider guard when they stand- immediately attacking legs

-gramby roll

knee slide counters-
-tomahawk knee bump
-knee lift spin under
-knee lift x-entry

deep half additions-
-if wrapped tight- hip skip/scoot walk away to homer simpson
-free arm helps to set up opponent's ankle

Friday, July 3, 2009

dojo quest continued

rolled at chris hauter's school in los angeles.

things i picked up from rolling-

-pants grip from standing
-switching from spider to legs immediately when they stand if they're good
-not having feet dangling randomly
-must work on escapes
-hitting moves immediately from entries
-more off-balancing

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

key move

from opponent kneeling-

-footlock/x setup
collar/pants grip, wheel motion, bridge and kick up with inside foot