Saturday, November 26, 2016

watched a webinar and planned next year

I watched Lovato Jr's webinar and in my mind I'm comparing his approach to Stephen Whittiers Pillar approach. Something is similar, but Lovato has much more defind grips.

I feel like at the moment that I just need to work on my A game - and have fun. Very much drill and roll my own moves and not learn new. If a boxer works all his life on few techniques, what makes me think that I could handle hundreds or even more?

I'm going for more simple - more tighter and same basic positions all the time.

Next year. I've started to plan it, but rolling partners are little open. Might need to visit local gym to get more rolling sessions. It's a little challenge but nothing that can't be smoothened with money. I'm not the most wanted visitor, but it only means I get a notch more real rolling experience :-)

I'm also thinking of doing karate and aikido to complement my boxing, BJJ and weight training.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Gameplan starts from stanging

I drilled my mini gameplan today. I think it works, but I need more feel to kuzushi. More feel to the direction opponent is giving pressure or unbalanced. Moment of unbalance in not long and I need to move the same time as opponent - not after he has reacted.

Nice workout!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Weak person - I'm bending

I know that todays desition to go and buy a origin gi on black friday offer has nothing to do with my gi's. I don't need a new gi. New gi will not make me a better grappler. It's total loose of money, BUT

I want one and I'll get one.

I hope that "investing" in a new gi gives me new motivation to show it off on the mat and many times a week, too.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

problem with game planning

Jason Scully has a nice sheed where you fill in techniques to positions and guess how your roll goes.

I started to fillit. It starts both standing like a match starts. What do I do ? First I check my posture and opponents posture. Can shoot for douple legs or fake it and catch his collar. I try to get a cross grip from his collar and bring my other hand to collar too. I pull his collar and try to break his balance. If I get his balance broken, I might go for face plant, or single leg. If opponent postures up, I'd go for a ko ouch gari.

But this is just starting the match and if I see an opporturnity to catch his collar. I might catch his sleeve or we might end up in a clinch. I'm trying to say that technique comes from situation and opponents reactions. So game plan should be done or listed by opponents reactions like his pushing me, pulling me...arms up...broken posture... and so on.

I will try to figure out more later...