Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Journey Continues!

I have been continuing to go to Phoenix Martial Arts twice a week (usually Tuesday nights which is No-Gi, and either Thursday evening or Saturday afternoon (I prefer Saturday if I don't have anything going on)). I am enjoying it so much. I feel like there is so much more of a curriculum and a way to track your progress here. Also, there are a few more people around my size, which helps.

Last Saturday (1/30), we did the Omoplata from guard, which is a great little submission. I still struggle a bit with the awkwardness of some of the positions and moves. BJJ is definitely not something that comes naturally to me at all, but in some ways, that is part of the fun of it. We rolled after the instructional portion. I rolled again with Jose' and again we went the full five minutes with neither of us submitting the other. I then rolled with a high school kid named Connor. I caught him with an inverted triangle off north-south and tapped him. It felt good to be the new guy and to pull off a submission.

Saturday (2/6), we did a series relating to the back sweep, also known as the kimura sweep. See the video below for a demo of the technique.



If they defend the kimura sweep, one option is to go for a guillotine choke. See video below:



If they defend the kimura sweep, you can go for the knee-push sweep (see video below):

37 comments:

  1. 雖然不能常常來看,仍然祝你人氣百分百 ........................................

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  3. 人應該做自己認為對的事,而不是一味跟著群眾的建議走。 ..................................................

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  4. I always thought the kimura sweep you refer to was called the hip bump sweep. Its really great move. Works really well for me and I think the key here is to practice it as much as possible and focus on generating as much power as possible with your hips

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  5. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

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  6. 好文章就值得回響,如果可以常常看到您的更新,應該是件很幸福的事情~~............................................................

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  7. 世界上沒有本來就應該的事,因為老天爺也沒有劇本..................................................

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