Thursday, 26 February 2015

Move of the week - Kurt Osiander!

Here's another helping of Kurt Osiander, showing a nice choke from a guard pass; be sure to practice this next time you hit the mats............

Kurt Osiander documentary!

Check out this awesome video from Stuart Cooper on the legend that is Kurt Osiander; expect funny stories and lots of profanities!


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Keep it clean guys!!

Here's an article everyone must read and take on board, you owe it to yourself and to your training partners. Staph and MRSA infections are deadly, just Google 'staph/MRSA infections' and see for yourselves............

Staph infection on the foot - no more spider guard for a LONG time!

Keep your body clean and your gi's even cleaner!!

Jiu Jitsu and the Mature Athlete by Steve Maxwell!

Check out this great article written by black belt Steve Maxwell, where he writes about training when you are over forty and some very good advice for the younger, stronger jiu jitsu students, when they roll with the older guys in the gym.
I'll be 45 this year and I'm nowhere near as strong and injury resistant as I was ten years ago and there is much in the article that I can relate to, both in my own training and when rolling with the younger, stronger athletes.
This is a must read for the older guys, but more importantly a must read for the younger, stronger guys.  Respect the fact that the older guys are still there on the mats doing their bit and cut them some slack when it comes to rolling.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Side control reversal - The Gerbil way!

Check out yet another cool video from my Stateside buddy, black belt Jeremy Arel, where he ably demonstrates a really cool, high percentage reversal from side control.  Jeremy showed me this move in Rio back in 2010 and it's go me out of some tight spots since then.
Get on the mats and drill this move and add it your game, you won't be disappointed!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Escape, escape, escape!

Here's a really informative article on the importance of escapes from South African black belt Chris Bright, which is featured on the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood website, run by Nic Gregoriades.

Read and absorb :)

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Conceptual Jiu Jitsu with Tim Peterson!

Roger Gracie black belt Nic Gregoriades is a huge devotee of teaching BJJ through concepts as opposed to drilling and has a DVD out on the subject with Kit Dale, titled Beyond Technique.
On Nic's website is a mini tutorial from LA black belt Tim Peterson, discussing the concepts of extension and rotation, very easy to understand and to apply to your game.

12 Essential Drills!

Here's a great little video, demonstrating twelve drills that will rapidly improve your Jiu Jitsu; get these drills going in your warm ups and you'll soon see an improvement in your game.

Factory of Champions!

Check out this really cool video!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

For the love of Jiu Jitsu!

Watch this awesome clip and get motivated and fired up, ready to the hit the mats!!