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Scissor Sweep Using Lapel — BJJ Training 2.7.2017

It’s been a while since I’ve written up my class notes. I’m still training, and I do have a ton of notes, but I’ve been recording them immediately after class with a voice recorder app. The idea is that I could speak my notes while they are fresh in my mind, then go back later and type them up. Great in theory, and it actually works provided I have the time to go back and type. The good news is that stuff isn’t lost–I hope to go back and write them all up and publish.

So hopefully some back-dated notes are coming soon. They really help me to review–so much new information comes in with every class!

Small class last night with a new blue belt (Shawn). We did a pretty typical warmup with some solo drills involved, and then moved into working on the scissor sweep using the opponent’s lapel for some extra leverage. Beginning from full guard…

  • Break posture and hold down with an overhook and an underhook.
  • Use underhook hand to hand the bottom of opponent’s lapel to overhook hand
  • Push legs away for some space, and move underhook hand across face. Hand gi back to this  hand
  • Use overhook hand to grip the sleeve at the wrist
  • Shrimp out extend sleeve grip side leg wide, other knee to the chest with foot on hip
  • Pull-Pull-Chop-Lift
  • Land in mount and keep that lapel. High mount, and come up to foot on non-lapel grip side
  • Thumb in opposite lapel and drop head for choke

A few rounds of rolling, starting with Ed. I’ve been starting on bottom a lot, but Ed’s kung-fu is surging, and I think it’s time I start challenging for the top again. He’s consistently baiting a triangle, and I’m consistently going for it, but he’s getting better about using that as a pass. I need to come up with an answer for that, because he’s getting really good at finishing arm bars with it.

Next was Abraham. This dude is heavy and strong. I made sure I started on top, but it was tough just to stay there. Took me a while, but I ended up getting the hand-up gi choke.

Then Dan, who I haven’t rolled with in a month. Man–he’s really gotten better in that time. He was a millimeter away from finishing a bow and arrow choke, but I held on and was able to at least defend until the bell.

Frank was a little distracted I think, plus a little tired too. I was able to execute the quarter guard escape, which he at least pretended to be surprised with. Had one nice pressure pass, but he’s still Frank and I’m still me at the end of the day. #Submitted

Went another round with Abraham and spent time on the bottom. Lots of pressure, and it wasn’t fun. I was a few seconds away from finishing a triangle using my new appreciation for the details when the bell went off.

Three Choke Attacks On Turtle – BJJ Training August 25, 2016

Warmups and straight into KoM.

For technique, we learned three chokes when opponent is in turtle:

No gi d’arce choke (no gi brabo choke?)

  • Slice knee in to split opponent and hand on head for control
  • Open lapel by placing hand under belly, then remove hand from head and grip lapel
  • Baseball slide through and roll opponent to hip, walk top leg to trap opponent leg

Like this

Defended, so go to the other side

  • If opponent closes his side to block the knee, reach around to the openside of the body and get the same choke on the other side

Rodeo Choke

  • Head hand grips lapel 4 out
  • Control opponent’s hips and step over
  • Continue rotation and throw step foot over opponent’s head
  • Fall to mat, get ready for a quick tap (This one really hurts)

Like this:

Had a pretty good roll with Norm. Of course, he still dominated me, but I felt like I was a little tougher to deal with. That was probably manufactured by him. I got to side control for a couple of seconds before he got right out of it. It’s hard to tell how much he’s giving me and how much I’m earning, but I’m getting better I think.

Next up, I rolled with Joe, who is a lot quicker than me and also dominated me for the most part. Was forced into a turtle defense with him and he was much more effective at breaking it than others have been–definitely showed me what someone with more technique could do with where I am right now.

Side Control Options – BJJ Training Log August 24, 2016

Made it to the morning class today–got started a little late, but it was just Louis and me. After stretching we went straight to technique and got to work on three different things. This was cool, because Tuesday night training was a total beat down, and we were still feeling it 12 hours later.

Side Control to Mount #1

  • Body side elbow tight to the hip with hand in armpit for hip control
  • Roll hip to reverse kesa gatame
  • Drive off of foot and scoot hip to fold opponent’s knees over
  • Hand to legs and knee on quad
  • Slice knee to mat and flop foot to avoid quarter guard
  • Slide foot under opponent’s leg

Side Control to Mount #2

  • C cup, pull close thigh up and punch it forward, stacking legs.
  • Step into the hole between legs
  • Remove hand, and he’ll naturally turn in, allowing to slice the knee and flop foot

Gi Choke from Side Control

  • Remove lapel from belt on the hip side and take out the slack
  • Feed to cross face arm using hand or mouth
  • Hand back to hip and move legs towards head
  • Head to hip hand

BJJ Training Log August 23, 2016

Burner. We picked the wrong day to spend at the beach before class, because this one tore me down. Awsum.

Warmups got a lot tougher today with shots and sprawls mixed into the usually light jog. Technique was a butterfly guard pass and a butterfly sweep.

Pass

  • Hands grip outside knee and label (same sides as hands)
  • Snake knee hand side foot in, then drop step around when foot hits mat. Causes an X with the arms–leave it until knees are positioned
  • Switch hands to side control

Sweep

  • Cuff grip and punch opponent’s hand down
  • Reach around and grip belt with other hand
  • Drop cuff side knee down and under
  • Lift belt side leg, rolling to shoulder

King of the mat with three down and four up, so not much break there. Then we went into rolls starting in bad positions and just roll from there. I had Norm’s back to start, which didn’t last long, but it’s the only time I’ve ever had that. LOL. Next Joe had me in side control. Took me a while, but I was able to get out. He was about 2 seconds away from finishing a triangle, but I was able to escape.

Then we actually rolled. Had two really good rounds with Ed and Louis. Pulled guard with Ed to start and he passed pretty easily (which means I need to work more) and got me in side control. Defended the mount and eventually worked up to one myself. Attempted baseball bat choke and seated triangle but could finish neither.

Went next with Louis–we were already pretty spent. Took me about half the round to pass his guard (also need to work on). He was able to work me back into guard and sweep me, but I immediately got a good triangle attempt. I was focused on stuffing the arm before pulling the head and thrusting, but he told me later I had it deep and could have finished. Dang! Ended the round with an arm but not able to finish. Pattern developing here.

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