Thanks guys, maybe I will give it a go. A solid 3 weeks w/o beer should probably get me pretty close to the weight goal. Might even just compete regardless. As AK said, just having the experience would be a benefit.
Woah... I didn't say anything about not drinking beer for 3 weeks... Let's not get crazy here! lol
Originally Posted by goshinbudoJJ
20 days till tournament and we are pushing through our limits. We've been doing no time limit sub only rolling lately and I've gone as long as 14 minutes before puking. It's been really tough on my old ass body, but I'm definitely getting more fit. I tried the other day to get my heart rate up on an exercise bike and no matter how hard I tried, I couldnt get it beating at more than 140 bpm.
Month 10 Ė Iím posting this a little early because training for the NY Open has been pretty intense. Iíve really been working on my cardio and Sinistro and Zata have been pushing us every single class. 10 minutes in the middle with fresh guys ever minute or so has made me very comfortable in bad positions while being very tired. The main thing with these drills is to never give up no matter how tired you are. One second you just reversed and pulled off a mount escape and the next second you have a new guy in there jumping on your back. Escape the back attack and you have another guy on top of you with knee on belly. Crazy. There are only a few techniques Iím comfortable with at the moment. One being a sacrifice throw from standup which Iíve used in tournaments before, the scissor sweep from closed guard, and armbar from mount. I find it easier to reverse from full mount than to escape from side mount. My half guard passing is getting better and I am improving maintaining mount/side control. My open guards need a LOT of work. The 2 friends/family members that I brought in to jiu jitsu have caught up to me and are excellent training partners and we are all competing together. One of them is in my division and he is a fucking monster. The nerves and anxiety are already out in full force and Iím pumped for this weekend. I would love to close out my division with my training partner, but either way, training for this competition has brought my jiujitsu and endurance to a new level. I donít feel totally incompetent, but I have a ton of stuff to work on. ManÖthis jiu jitsu thing is really hard!!
Got beat pretty bad in the first round of the NY Open this weekend. Will post the match when I get it from my friend.
Here is my match from this weekend. I'm pretty unhappy with my performance but I know what I need to work on. I missed my initial sweep/throw and was stuck in half guard bottom for quite some time. For the life of me I couldn't move him. Lot's of work to be done in the coming months.
All critique is welcome as always. Thanks.
It looked to me like you got in a rush on your takedown and tried to force it, so it didn't work. You really need to tie up the guy well before doing something like that, essentially pinning him while standing.
Originally Posted by RhinoUP
The video is kind of small, but it looks like he got good control of your head and upper body. It's tough to escape that position when that happens without risking getting pinned all the way, which eventually happened.
You need more comp experience, as it looked like you weren't able to apply what you had been training so hard to do. Your posture on the ground suggested you were pretty uptight, which is understandable. In standing judo, it would be equivialent to stiff arming.
Anyway, kudos for competing and posting a video. Keep training and compete as much as you can safely.
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this was a nice read! I got myself into BJJ last january, was in pretty okay shape, got in a sold few months of training, then managed to hit my left big toe on the mat and it kinda twisted to the side... the doc told me to wait about 3 months until trying to go back. These kind of posts make me want to get back into it as soon as possible! :D
Tape it up, train now, get a different doctor for sports injuries.
Originally Posted by koskenbleu
Sort of kidding, I know a lot of people train through broken toes, serious find a doctor with sports medicine experience and get a second opinion.
"Your body must be like a stone, your mind... like a meatloaf."
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