Tuesday, March 22, 2016

JS Bach's birthday weekend 2016

Saturday I went down to Philly to train.  Class was well attended.  Brian taught two takedowns from from a grip break to Russian tie to arm drag.  Then he covered a DLR guard pass.  Sam smashed me in our deathmatch after class.

Sunday Lori and I went to the Judo New York Open at the NYAC.  It was super fun.

Monday we deadlifted and Lori maxed out with 200 lbs.  I went to train that night, and we warmed up with double legs and then practiced the flower sweep.  Trained ok.  Good turnout and good class.

Brian cleared up some questions about passing half-guard after class.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Haiku 3/16/16 Princeton "Advanced" class

Judo or jitsu,
wrestlers should be destroyed,
she said.  I love her.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I trained six days in a row last week, and developed some tendinitis in my right elbow.  Totally worth it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Monday 2/29/16 Princeton Gi

Decided to go to a Monday night class at Princeton BJJ, since I haven't been doing much at BCCC the last couple of weeks, and it was pretty ok.  I feel like I trained like shit and was frustrated with myself.  But that's what makes it jiu-jitsu.  The frustrating days are more motivating than the easy ones.

Saturday and Sunday, 2/27 - 2/28

Trained in Philly both days, lifted on Sunday, and it was really fun and good.  The end.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

2/21/16 Sunday Open Mat Philly

I'm feeling uninspired this morning with regards to haikus.

Deadlifted with Brian and Eli, which was fun.

Open mat was fun, I trained a couple of times with Sam, with not much thought to working on anything in particular.  I feel like my top pressure game is coming back faster than my guard game.

Lori showed me a fun sasae variation I'm looking forward to trying.

Saturday Philly Gi 2/20/16

For some reason this class is hazy in my memory.  Maybe because I didn't sleep well Saturday night.  It was a good class though, we covered some great material for me to drill and training was good.

Friday, February 19, 2016

No Gi Phila Thursday 2/18/16

Why can't I pass guard
Without a gi to help me
I'll just leg lock then

Monday, February 15, 2016

2/14/16 Valentine's Day Judo

Training with my boo
She stuffed my tomoe nage
And made me cookies

2/13/16 Saturday Philly Class

Ihsan choked me
Very very quietly
Inside, he smiled

Friday, February 12, 2016

7:30 PM Open Mat 2/11/16

The Ibuprofen
That I will take tomorrow
Was worth smashing you

Thursday, February 11, 2016

7 AM Open Mat 2/11/16

Scrape away the crud
I see a little purple
Faded but still there

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Home is where the smash is

No-gi 2/4/16
Gi 2/5/16
Gi 2/6/16
Open mat 2/7/16

Not a haiku

I missed training like this and with these guys.  It was hard.  And then I deadlifted.  I feel good and tired.

Brian is the best teacher you could ask for.  He has put in so much time with me since I started training again.

Friday, February 5, 2016

BJJ Haiku no-gi 2/4/16

Yes I will drive you
to NAGA even though you
gave me no notice

Monday, February 1, 2016

BJJ Haiku Saturday 1/30/2016

My truest best friends
smash me when I need it and
push me the hardest

Friday, January 29, 2016

BJJ Haiku 1/28/16

Make grips, lasso arm
Omoplata is my friend
Don't let them roll out

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Little solutions and techniques are slowly coming back to me, mostly after I finish a train. Today I remembered what to do when they guy tries to stuff my knees from butterfly guard, and the whole Regis hook game.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I am relearning how to deal with aggressive wrestlers. It's fun.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valerie Worthington smashes the shit out of me.
My advice for anyone reading this blog is, don't get old.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I dislike training with no sleep, but I plan on going in to Princeton BJJ tonight, maybe not train every set, but I don't want to lose my momentum. So I am mentally preparing to get smashed.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hey remember when I used to do BJJ? Well I do again.