Archive for February, 2012

29 Feb 2012

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  • Quick Video Tip: Sweeps During a Scramble (Plan B +Turtle Sweeps)

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    In the University class, we’ve been practicing a variety of scrambles. One thing in particular was a sweep from the turtle/dogfight/halfguard.  The way we were training it emphasized a basic roll when being pressured down to the mat. Below are two sweeps that have the same theme: rolling a guy over your body by pulling his hips over your hips/fulcrum.


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    27 Feb 2012

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  • Inspiration

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    “I once asked Roger Gracie, the best jiu-jitsu fighter on the planet, what
    made him so good. After thinking about it for a while, he replied: ‘I built my
    game off a solid defense. I first made it almost impossible for anybody to tap
    me out.’”
    Daniel Mower of www.ArcanumBJJ.com

    “You can’t be common because the common man goes nowhere. You have got to be
    uncommon.” Herb Brooks, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Coach – Olympic Champions

    “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four 
    sharpening the axe.”
    Abraham Lincoln

    “Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it
    enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the
    temporary failures.”
    Vince Lombardi 

    “Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as
    possible.”
    Abraham Lincoln 

     ”My style is that when I get into the ring, I never assume that I will win
    before I actually do. The only thing I am confident in is myself. I think to
    assume that you are going to win before the fight even begins is an insult to
    your opponent. I’ve always thought so and I always will.”
    Fedor Emelianenko

    “Forget about winning or losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your
    opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your
    flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his
    life! Do not be concerned with you escaping safely – lay your life before
    him!”
    Bruce Lee

    “We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. Yet it, sometimes
    seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own
    talents as well”
    Bruce Lee

    “It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner,
    when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re
    not a winner.”
    Vince Lombardi

    “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
    John Wooden

    “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
    John Wooden

    “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
    When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” 
    Arnold Schwarzenegger



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    26 Feb 2012

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  • My Favorite Choke: The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow to you Jiu Jitsu cats)

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    Ok, so check this out, compliments of The Human Weapon:

    I killa you

    This is the Okuri-Eri-Jime.  It’s my favorite choke.  Note the grey guy with his left leg over the other grey guy’s waist.  Also note the expression on the grey guy’s face.  What you can’t see, is the grey guy’s left hand holding the grey guy’s left leg.  I know, you’re confused.  Just messin’ with ya, here is a more realistic depiction – minus aliens:

    REACT TO ME!

    This picture comes from grapplearts, and obviously shows an old man being choked by a girl.  Depending on your old-mannedness, this could or could not be a good thing.  Judging by this gentleman’s face, it’s bad.  That’s how you know a choke is locked in and good;  you make a face like a baby that just got served strained peas for breakfast.  Usually it’s followed by some kind of deep, guttural ”aruglglghgh” sound as well.

    This is my choke face

     The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow) is a beautiful choke.  There is one aspect of a variation (how specific) that I love…again, see the old man being choked picture for reference.  What I like about this is the spinal isolation.  Note the woman’s left leg over the choking old man’s hip.  This is serving as her fulcrum.  Being blocked from view by his flailing arm is her left arm, most likely underhooking his leg.  This curves his body.  In case you haven’t noticed, moving your body when its curved doesn’t work. It’s like trying to have sex in the fetal position. 

    Anyway, now that the victim, I mean “uke” is isolated from movement, you’re free to choke.  just grab onto his lapel with a thumb-in grip (you should already have this)and pull your elbow back.  What isn’t shown in the picture is the right leg.  I learned this choke by bringing the right leg over uke’s right shoulder and using it as leverage to “stretch them out”…in other words, using my ass muscle to push down while I pull up with the right arm…this is a technique that we refer to at Hidden Valley MMA as “ripping their head off”.

    There is one problem with this choke; my desire to get it often leads me to give up a fantastic position.  What I mean is that I’ll have someone’s back – hooks in and everything.  Rather than go for the basic RNC or O-E-J (my new acronym for this), I’ll go directly for that “variation” with the spine isolation.  Is it bad?  Not really, it’s part of my game.  What is bad, is that I’ve lost it at times and lost the back in doing so.  I have to tighten that up.  But now for the good - When you get this, that gurgling sound and laser-fast tapping from your opponent is a feeling only topped by two things: Winning the lottery and fetal-position sex.

     

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    24 Feb 2012

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  • Showdown Breakout Results

    This Article comes from FightingOutOf.net
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    Dustin Jenkins vs Dominick Rossetti – Dustin wins by RNC at :55 seconds into the 1st round
    Jeremiah Guzman vs Jesse Clark – Jeremiah Guzman wins by RNC at 3:01 into the 1st round
    Andrea Miller vs DeAnna Bennett (cw 120) – DeAnna wins by TKO at 2:41 into the first
    Jordan Chandler vs Lance Palmer – Lance Palmer wins by Arm Triangle at 4:07 in the 2nd

    Jason South vs Tim Ruberg – Jason South wins by Guillotine Choke at 3:36 in the 2nd
    George Lockhart vs Jarome Hatch – Lockhart wins 30-27 on all cards
    Aaron Magro vs Jan Jorgensen – Jan Jorgensen wins by TKO at 2:10 into the 2nd
    Jordan Clements vs David Castillo – Jordan Clements wins via UD 29-28 from all 3 judges
    Steven Sharp vs Mario Espinoza – Steve Sharp wins by Guillotine at around 3 minutes into the 1st
    Trevor Carlson vs Sean O’Connell – Sean O’Connel wins a UD.  No scores announced
    Koffi Adzitso vs Josh Burkman – UD victory for Josh Burkman


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    24 Feb 2012

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  • Showdown Breakout LIVE Coverage

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    Live Coverage of Showdown: Breakout from Orem, Utah starting around 6:30PM tonight. As always, brought to you by Cricket

    Click Here if you want a pop up window.
    Showdown: Breakout


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    23 Feb 2012

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  • BJJ Black Belt Brandon Ruiz on Goal Setting for Jiu-Jitsu

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    BJJ Black Belt Brandon Ruiz on Goal Setting for Jiu-Jitsu
     by Caleb on January 19, 2011
     (Article Originally posted on The Fight Works Podcast)

    by Daniel Mower
     
    Goals have only been marginally successful for me in the past. I always saw them as
    a list of wishes…nice things to aim for that could possibly happen if I was lucky
    and didn’t get distracted.
     
    The notion that goals can help you improve your
    Brazilian jiu-jitsu sounds cool. But goals, like Brazilian jiu-jitsu, work based
    on principles and techniques. Until you understand the techniques, setting goals
    is just that…wishful thinking that will end in failure. 

    Brandon Ruiz is what I would call a “black belt goal setter.” I was
    introduced to Brandon through my coach, Dave Johnson. Both are BJJ black belts
    under the Machado flag in Utah. Despite family and work requiring much of his
    time, Brandon has been a very successful competitor, particularly in no-gi,
    winning numerous tournaments (most recently at Pancrase and NAGA in 2010). He
    attributes that success in competition to setting and reaching goals.

    Continue Reading Here!


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    23 Feb 2012

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  • Judo Training and Coaching Seminar

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    ZENBEI JUDO CLUB PRESENTS

    TRAINING AND COACHING SEMINAR

     

    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

    Location: Zenbei Judo Club 3341 south 275 east, Salt Lake City

    11:00 – 1:00 For Junior’s 11 – 16 years of age

    1:00 – 3:00 pm for Senior’s and Coaches

    Fee: $20

    • Hands on experience with teaching drills to students
    • Learn position control and set ups
    • Learn Judo specific exercises
    • Improve your throws and ground game
    • Learn Strategies and Tactics

    The seminar Instructor is Sensei Ian Siu from the UK. Sensei Siu is a 3rd Dan, certified British Judo Association club and area coach. He is very knowledgeable in the area of coaching and training.

    Sensei Siu is visiting Salt Lake City and has worked out with several of the dojos in the area and he has been overwhelmingly received. Sensei Siu is willing to share his knowledge with us. Please take advantage of this opportunity to train with a passionate and dynamic istructor this weekend.

    Coaches/Sensei’s if you are looking to improve your coaching/teaching techniques you will want to hear and see what Sensei Sui has to teach you.

    This will be a sanctioned event.


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    23 Feb 2012

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  • Honesty and Integrity

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    Honesty and Integrity

    You may be asking what do honesty and integrity have to do with grappling, or
    any other activity for that matter? 

    Well at the heart of it they are two of the most important principles of
    success in life and in athletics. In life when you purchase a product you expect
    to pay the required price. You expect that you must pay for an item before you
    can take it out of the store. Your level of integrity dictates whether you will
    pay for the item, or if you will just walk off and steal it.

     When you ask an honest question you expect an honest answer. When you drive
    down the road you expect that the other drivers will have the integrity to obey
    the traffic laws. You expect that when you compete the other competitors will
    follow the rules for safety and scoring that have been established and that you
    agree to when you sign the entry waiver.

    Honesty and Integrity are everywhere. Without these values there would be no
    chance for much of anything in society. 

    How does this more directly apply to you as an athlete? 

    Honesty:
    You must be honest with yourself and what your true goals are and
    why you are pursuing them. You may be holding yourself back by hiding behind
    situations and circumstances. You may be telling yourself little lies that you
    aren’t able to do something because of family or because of work. You may be
    making excuses to avoid putting in an honest effort physically. You may be
    making excuses to avoid facing the reality of the pressures and stresses that
    competition places on you. You may be hiding behind lack of coaching or
    experience.

    The honest athlete will learn to discern the truth from the errors, the
    misconceptions and the lies both big and small that get made to excuse ourselves
    from loss and disappointment. The honest athlete stares the reality of potential
    loss and the opportunity of winning in the face and knows exactly which side
    they are moving toward.

    Integrity:
    Integrity s when you come to grips with the need to be
    completely honest with yourself and your level of commitment, desire and effort.
    The athlete with integrity holds their self to a higher standard, one that
    recognizes an excuse but makes the effort anyway. The athlete with integrity
    gives forth their best effort and then builds upon it. The athlete with
    integrity takes responsibility for their actions both on and off the mat. 

    Honesty leads to better workouts and better insights into flaws and strengths
    in technique and strategy. It is the beginning of development; it is the
    beginning of understanding. Integrity is the inner strength to hold oneself to
    their commitment to improve. Developing these two virtues in your life and in
    your grappling game will lead you to greater and greater success.


       


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    22 Feb 2012

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  • Strong U.S. lineups announced for Pan American Wrestling Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 24-26

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    Picture

    Strong U.S. lineups announced for Pan American Wrestling Championships in
    Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 24-26

    By Garry Abbott & Jackie Branca USA
    Wrestling
    02/21/2012

    Justin Ruiz at the 2010 World Championships. Ruiz will be
    wrestling in this weekend’s Pan American Championships and will be seeking his fifth Pan Am Wrestling Championship title. Larry Slater photo.
     

    USA Wrestling has announced its lineups for the 2012 Pan American Wrestling
    Championships held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs,
    Colo. The event will take place Feb. 24-26 in the upstairs gymnasium in Sports
    Center II.
     
    The Pan American Championships is the annual continental
    championships for North, Central and South America. This will be the fifth time
    that Colorado Springs has hosted this major international
    event.
     




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    19 Feb 2012

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  • Showdown "Breakout"

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    Friday 24th at 6:30 pm at the UCCU Center in Orem will be the biggest show that Utah has seen, Showdown’s “Breakout.” This card is going to be action packed from the first punch thrown till the bitter end.  Some of the biggest names in Utah Mixed Martial Arts will be participating in this event. One of these names is former BYU football player, Jan Jorgenson will finally be putting a bitter rivalry to bed with Aaron Magro.

    These two were suppose to meet at a previous event but do to circumstances the fight did not come to fruition. Now with less than a week out, there seems to be no roadblocks holding these two back from squaring off in the Showdown cage. Magro is angered about the first fight never happening and has vocalized it many times saying, “people thought I was talking a lot of smack but I was just telling the truth…Jan never apologized to me or my family and friends who came to see the fight.”  While Jan is usually known to be calm and very respectful, now seems to have a glimmer in his eye that shows this fight is a little more personal simply stating, “I am excited to get in there and stop the talking.”


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