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Archive for October, 2009

5 Tips to Overcoming Claustrophobia In BJJ

There is nothing like being in North South with someone’s chest on your face to give claustrophobia or the fear of being suffocated.  You feel enclosed.  You are breathing hot moist air.  You desperately want to get out.  The next thing you know is your heart starts racing and your breathing with it.  What do you do to overcome this?  Here are the 5 tips I’ve gleamed and have started… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Submission Master Grappling Dummy Taps Out For Me

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I recently purchased a Submission Master Grappling Dummy to help improve my BJJ technique.  I have done a couple review posts: Review of The Submission Master Grappling Dummy Part 1

Never Under Estimating Your Opponent

Last night during BJJ practice I got to roll with one of our younger members, Robert.  He looks to be 13 and has a wiry frame.  Now I weigh about 210 lbs and stand at 6’ 2”.  Robert on the other hand might blow away if he didn’t turn sideways into the wind.  I of course wanted to be nice and give him a chance to learn.  What I didn’t… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Beware of the Used GI or Kimono

A while back West Side Jiu Jitsu, where I practice, ran a promotion offering four classes for free instead of the customary one.  They also included a free month for referrals.  We had a good number of potential new students come that month.  I don’t remember to much about most of them that didn’t stay but I will never forget one particular guy.  He was very proud of the fact… Continue reading | 2 Comments

How To Shake The BJJ Blues

A post on SteveBJJ.com entitled Rough Wednesday Class really made me feel better today.  I had the same thing happen to me a few months ago.  Things were going great  I had recently been awarded my blue belt and I was making leaps and bound in growth in my BJJ classes.  Then one day I came to class and I couldn’t do… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Review of the Submission Master Grappling Dummy – Drilling

Its assembled and I’ve started drilling with it.  The first thing I noticed was how hard the floor is.  I don’t have a mat.  I have been thinking about if I should even get one.  I like some real world or practical application of BJJ.  If I got in a street fight I will use my Jiu Jitsu training but I doubt there will be a mat.  The next thing… Continue reading | 5 Comments

Name My Submission Master Grappling Dummy Contest

sprawl-rash-guard I am giving away a new long sleeve Sprawl Rash Guard shirt (Retail Price: $38.50) for the best original name for my Submission Master grappling dummy.  So far the names submitted by my family are:

Dummy (by my 3 year old) … Continue reading | 18 Comments

The Submission Master Grappling Dummy Review – Assembling of the Dummy

I got my Submission Master grappling dummy yesterday for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  I was very excited and hauled the 70 lbs box into the house.  The dummy comes in two pieces and requires some assembly.  Here it is all assembled and in my old gi. 

No-Gi vs. Gi – Part 3

In my two previous blogs, Why Am I Writing about Gi vs. No-Gi and No-Gi vs. Gi – Part 2 I blogged about my theory and experience with the gi and no-gi.  Today I came across a quote from Royler Gracie that supports my thoughts.  He said in his book… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Review of the Submission Master Grappling Dummy – Part 1

So you have figured out that the wife or girlfriend isn’t you best choice for practicing your grappling with when you are away from class.  The next thing you think of is a grapping dummy.  That is just what I did.  I began looking at everything they had out there.  The first thing was to distinguish between a throwing dummy and a grappling dummy.  Once I had that sorted out… Continue reading | 15 Comments