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    Grappling in 2014

    Every year I focus my drilling on something specific.

    2012 was 1 Leg X guard and transitions to X guard and the Straight Ankle Lock.

    2013 was 50/50 Guard and the Inverted Heel Hook

    2014 I was thinking of focusing on the Double Guard Pull using the X hook to transition to the Leg Drag or Straight Ankle Lock. I been watching some video of people using it to counter the Berimbolo, which is the A game of most double guard players I encounter. Until now I counter with forcing 50/50, however I think the X hook will be the better option.

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122415

    Additionally, I plan to drill the Estima Lock as a BJJ legal alternative to the Heel Hook.

    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=122442

    What are the other Bullshido Grapplers goals for 2014?
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    I am going to work the most neglected aspect of my game, takedowns and throws. Getting ready to set up some privates and have reconnected with a JJ black belt friend of mine who is technical as hell to put in some extra work. Since I'm bigger (245lbs, 6'3") people tend to pull guard a lot in sparring. We have a Judo BB who comes in, he's about 270, so you can imagine how that goes.

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    I use spider guard a lot, but I want to expand my options. I am going to work north/south submissions, post pin.


    Takedown wise, I have started really working my ko-uchi gari a throw which the finite details have eluded me for nearly 25 years.

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    1) Compete at NAGA this Summer.

    2) Get at least decent at hitting leg-locks that don't involve me ignoring a guard pass.

    3) Drastically improve my takedowns.

    4) Continue having a blast.

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    I am going to continue to work on finding ways to work around my fucked up shoulder. I can't depend on it to bear much weight when doing "normal" forward throws. I love ashi barai (foot sweeps), however, once everyone expects them, they start to get less effective (as I get slower and slower with age, LOL).
    Falling for Judo since 1980

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    gotta break through my obstacles and rack up some ippons at the next promotional. i don't want to still be nikyu in 2015 (2 years at that rank is enough.)
    "Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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    1) Improve my harai goshi and tae otoshi

    2) Get more technical with my sweeps instead of muscling my way to top position

    3) Continue top position/pin improvement

    4) Learn some more submission setup options for my go-to subs

    5) Do some Sambo/Combat JuJitsu

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    My biggest goal for 2014 is to deal with all things guard work. Both passing guard and being more offensive from my own. I defiantly feel like guard work is one of my biggest weakness so I am really looking forward to trying to improve it.

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    Keep working on integrating shin on shin sitting guard into my game, especially gi.

    Takedowns are going to be my double leg, specifically for mma set up off a jab, cross, pivot left hook.

    Competition goals are sub 2+ black belts in nogi, and win gold in a brown belt gi division.

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    I'm getting back into BJJ in a few days when the gym opens again, getting a bit of feel back is far and away goal one.

    Guard passing and bringing effective pressure in side control (I'm not the biggest guy) are numbers two and three.

    Most everyone's looking to improve some aspect of their game, but DKJr keep us posted on your comp goals...BB sub video would be even better. Good Luck.

    Should be a good year!

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