Archive for March, 2011

25 Mar 2011

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  • Rigan Machado Seminar, April 7th in Lehi

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    Just a heads up,  Professor Rigan Machado is teaching a Gi based seminar from 7:30-9:30 PM down at Lehi Judo.  Follow the link below for more info.

    As you may know, that will be freaking sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet training.

    http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=941313


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    25 Mar 2011

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  • Iron Horse Wrestling Program

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    If you have always wanted to learn wrestling skills but never had the chance now is your opportunity! I will be teaching wrestling classes on Saturdays at the new J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center in Herriman Utah! Two classes will be taught. The first is for youth ages 8-12. The second is for teens 12-18 years old. I also am offering personal private lessons. Private lessons can be individual or small groups. Private lessons are also open to all ages including adults.

    Schedule:
    Saturday
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Youth 8-12 Years Old
    11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Teens 12-18 Years Old
    Private Lessons (All Ages) By Appointment

    Classes start April 9th and have a monthly reoccuring enrollment. Sign up at the J.L. Sorenson Rec Center. You can sign up for the class by itself and are not required to be a member at J.L. Sorenson Rec.

    I will be covering the most important techniques in wrestling like:

    Stance
    Positions for Attack & Defense
    Takedowns
    Escapes
    Reversals
    Pins & Hold Downs
    Strategy
    Strength & Conditioning
    Nutrition for Wrestling & Grappling

    Here is the recreation center link for additional information!
    Iron Horse Wrestling

    If you have further questions or would like to schedule a private or small group lesson you can email or call me directly.

    info@RuizCombatGrappling.com

    801-414-9708


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    23 Mar 2011

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  • A Student’s Perspective of Soo Bahk Do Philosophy

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    Dear Corrales Sa Bom Nim,

    The three key concepts I will specify are 1)CHUNG JIK; Honesty 2)SHIN CHOOK; Tension Relaxation and 3)CHUNG SHIN TONG IL; Concentration. These three concepts are my favorites at this time in my MOO DO training because I feel it impossible to assess my past, presence, and future performance without being honest with myself and others. As I face a SHIM SA I must concentrate on the skills necessary for advancement and balance that concentration with the wisdom of the SIP SAM SEH; ‘Bent and stretched, open and closed, Let nature take its course…Skill will take care of itself.’ The natural and essential movement of my lungs teaches me of the continual concept of SHIN CHOOK.

    The benefits of the eight key concepts are the high definition and unity they bring as a SOO BAHK DO practitioner incorporates them into his art. They are the keys to WEH GONG, NEH GONG, and SHIM GONG. One of the key concepts-HIM CHO CHUNG; Control of power directly expresses this benefit. Without YONG GI; Courage, IN NEH; Endurance, and KYUM SON; Humility-the combat is over before it begins. In order to fight in justice and rightness we must fight as God gives us the light to see right, then our action philosophy takes over and we preserve life and freedom with the appreciate movement, applying the key concept of WAN GUP; Speed Control.

    1975 seems like a pivotal time in the history of SOO BAHK DO MOO DUK KWAN in the United States and around the world, as our style and school reached a more perfect unity and standard. While Kwang Ja Nim Hwang Kee studied ancient texts and different martial art styles, the Federation and Dan pedigrees ensured a tradition with a heritage and a future.

    The five MOO DO values are driven for me by KI SOOL; Technique- because of the detail and precision of movement which pushes my mind to remember the history; YEOK SA, appreciate the Tradition; JON TONG, and live by the Philosophy; CHUL HAK, as I work and learn in the DO JANG, where I balance Discipline/Respect; NEH KHANG WEH YU, and develop etiquette with others.

    The Ten Articles of Faith on Mental Training are harmonized in the three flags we salute before any training. I am an American and saluting this flag reminds me of my loyalty to my country, obedience to my parents, and love for my wife, all who are Americans and many who were American soldiers. Saluting the Republic of Korea flag reminds me to cooperate with my brothers, respect my elders, be a faithful student and teacher, and be faithful with friends. And lastly, saluting our flag reminds me to face combat in justice and honor, never retreating, and finishing what I start.

    Sincerely,
    James R. Jefferies
    Your student


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    23 Mar 2011

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  • The magic of the Elbow in Judo Throws

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    A couple of weeks ago we were working on our Tai Otoshi in class, and I just didn’t feel like I was hitting it as well as I used to (an opinion not shared by by Uke… the fact that we’re all perhaps a bit hard on ourselves sometimes is the topic for a whole different post soon though.)  So, I went home and started looking at different videos of this move, just to try to pick up tidbits from other people’s styles.

    I stumbled across this video (including the video as well as the link, in case anyone has trouble viewing it)

    Link to Video

    What struck me about this video is the way that David Loshelder uses him elbow in the chest to get his uke moving.

    A week or so later we work working on a bit of a non-traditional Osoto Gari… Not so much of a backward Kuzushi, but more at a 45 degree angle, or even straight off to the side (hope you can envision that.)  Normally, my right hand, holding the collar, would have moved up, almost like I was going to punch into the neck of my uke.  Sensei Hermosillo (at Hidden Valley) showed us how to really slam the elbow into the chest while holding the collar to get the kizushi moving.  I was shocked how well this worked.

    I plan on playing a bit more with the use of the elbow in coming weeks, as I found it added a lot of additional power to my osoto gari.


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    21 Mar 2011

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  • Gi Review: Padilla & Sons Lightweight

    This Article comes from Arcanum Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blog


    Rockin' the Padilla

    I am about to tell you about my favorite kimono. It is not my most expensive kimono. It is not my most stylish kimono. And despite being “lightweight,” it’s not even my lightest kimono.

    But for some reason, putting on my Padilla & Sons Lightweight just feels like coming home. Maybe it’s because I’ve owned it for over two years now. But I think the real reason is that it’s just a fine piece of fightwear.
    As a testament to the mat time this gi has seen, here’s what remains of my school patch on the back:

    And yet, if I were to re-dye it cobalt blue, it would look brand new. There are no holes and no fraying except a little on the inside reinforcements. That’s quality.

    Buying Experience

    Working with Joe Padilla and his family was a pleasure. Other reviews I’ve read mention similarly good experiences. If I’m not mistaken, Joe’s wife responded to one of the calls I placed, and Joe also responded personally to emails and calls. Both were extremely gracious in helping me determine what size of gi I should order.

    We decided that I was in between an A3 and an A4. The solution was to pair A4 trousers with an A3 jacket, which turned out to be perfect for me. I was charged an extra $10 to mix and match sizes…but considering the modest $95 price tag, this was not painful in the least.

    My order arrived promptly, and included specific washing and drying instructions along with the gi. Oddly enough, one of the instructions is to not machine wash it. I thought that was a little weird, kind of like saying don’t take your tank to the carwash. I’m not sure how it could damage your gi to machine wash it in cold water, I’m definitely not going to take the time to hand wash it.

    Decoration

    Right Shoulder Logo

    Right Shoulder Logo

    If ever there was an understated gi, this is it. The lightweight is completely devoid of flourish other than two small shoulder embroideries and a small patch at the bottom of the lapel. I’m not a huge fan of shoulder patches, so this really appeals to me.

    Left Shoulder Logo

    Left Shoulder Logo

    The cool little shark logos are the only reminders that this is indeed a branded, professional piece of fightwear. The odd thing is, it still seems to attract attention. People ask what kind of gi it is. Either that, or they say “a Padilla, huh? Nice…” and make some sign of approval.
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    19 Mar 2011

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  • Rigan Machado Seminar Moved to April 7

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    Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, the date for the Rigan Machado seminar in Utah has been changed to Thursday April 7th, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. instead of Saturday April 9.

    Thursday night is not really a standard night for a seminar, I realize. From what I understand, there was a big local tournament that got announced on April 9, due to some confusion about schedules, and apparently moving the seminar was the best way to adjust for that.

    SO…..

    Utah BJJers, mark your calendars for April 7th. If you have class that night, bring your team with you!


    REGISTER HERE

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    11 Mar 2011

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  • What Would You Ask Rigan Machado? Plus, registration is open for the seminar!

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    This post is for you BJJ enthusiasts all over the world: if you had the chance to ask a question of Rigan Machado, one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitors of all time, what would it be? Rigan is pretty much the other Rickson as far as his record goes (read the Wikipedia article for a quick overview if you’re not up on your BJJ history).

    Leave your questions in the comments, and I’ll work them into my interview with Rigan this April! I’ve been told I’ll have the opportunity for an interview sometime during his visit, and I figured you all might have some great question ideas.

    P.S. For you locals, I promised more information on the upcoming seminar for Rigan. The good news is, you can register for the seminar at this link. The seminar will be at Lehi Judo. It’s a fairly small club, so it might be crowded, and I’ve been told if a lot of people register they may hold a second seminar to catch the overflow. I’ll keep you posted on details as I hear them.


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    9 Mar 2011

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  • Utah MMA fights: Horn’s Elite March 18, 2011

    For any of you who watch the UFC, the WEC, and Strikeforce on TV, and wonder what it would be like to go to something like that, this is your chance.

    For those of you who have been out to local fights before, you likely already know that Jeremy Horn puts on a truly impressive, really professional show.

    Additionally, you couldn’t ask for a better location, located in a central spot right between Salt Lake City and Provo.  They are at the XSI Factory, just down the street from Thanksgiving Point (and right close to JCW Burgers, which if you haven’t tried yet you should!)

    If you’ve never been out to these, or haven’t been out for a while, come and check it out.  If you’re already a die hard then you likely have your tickets already, so don’t worry about this article :)

    Hope to see you all there!!  Thanks to Jenn and Jeremy for all they do to put these on for us!

    8 Mar 2011

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  • Last Reminder: Sylvio Behring Utah Jiu Jitsu Seminar March 11-12

    This is a last reminder, and an open invitation to anyone from any school or Dojo, or interested in learning more about Jiu Jitsu. Take this chance to learn from one of the foremost masters of the art.

    Hidden Valley MMA is hosting two days of seminars with Master Sylvio Behring.  This is an absolute must for anyone looking to not only improve their Jiu Jitsu, but to understand how to tie Jiu Jitsu into the rest of their martial arts and MMA strategy.  This clinic includes not only Jiu Jitsu, but Master Sylvio also incorporate his Judo background to bring the game to the ground, as well as his innovative “progressive guard” to combat strikers and other opponents from various positions.

    For more information, visit Hidden Valley MMA’s website, or you can view seminar specific details on their Facebook page.

     

    5 Mar 2011

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  • Home Grappling Workout: Guard work with a Heavy Bag

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