Archive for March, 2010

Developing Technique Combinations in Jiu-Jitsu

Omoplata Combinations

John B. Will blogged "Mission Control", a post about building technique combinations.  He made mention of Eddie Bravo’s system and how it has a starting point to move into different techniques and submissions.  In Eddie’s… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Fail Omoplata To Arm Bar Technique

Fail Omoplata to Arm Bar Part 1
Fail Omoplata to Arm Bar Part 2

A while ago I posted "Side Control to Omoplata".  Chris in our advanced class, last night… Continue reading

Jiu-Jitsu Is Effective For All Ages

I doubt she is a world champion like the video claims but she does the job well enough.  I would say Dad taught her the Rear Naked Choke but forgot to tell her about tapping.  I think it is funny how she is only mildly concerned.  She calls out "Mom!" like "Dad’s playing… Continue reading | 2 Comments

A Love For All Things Japanese

It seems like every time I listen to some Jiu-Jitsu interview, the person says they were in a martial art and then got drawn into BJJ when they saw the power of it.  I was that way.  I did Kendo, Kempo, Wada-Ru, Kishin Kan Karate, . . . and the list goes one.  My time in each of these led me to have a love for most if not all… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Tournament Software for Jiu-Jitsu

I’ve decided to write some software for doing tournaments.  There must be others out there.  What do they use at all of the big tournaments like the Pan Ams?  I haven’t heard of any.  When I Google I don’t find any specifically for Jiu-Jitsu.  I’m not really in it for the money.  I want to write something for the smaller tournaments that can’t afford the big ticket software (what ever… Continue reading | 31 Comments

Finding Your "Happy Place" in Jiu-Jitsu

This weekend I listened to two recent interviews done by  They were Royler Gracie (#200) and Chris Moriarty (#201).  I also read Georgette’s World,  her post "Why Compete" along with Liam of Part Time Grappler’s thoughts on her post… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Gi-Burn-Be-Gone A Jiu-Jitsu Healing Tip

Even the best black belts get gi burns.  The neck is the usual place to find them.  A good cross choke always seems to leave me a beauty or two.  They don’t cause a lot of pain, just discomfort.  Especially because they aren’t confined to the neck.  Lets just say you never know where you might end up with one after a intense roll.  I have posted a story in… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Seeing Outside the Pattern in BJJ

I am a software developer by trade.  "I code therefore I am" is my motto.  I knew I wanted to be a programmer in 7th grade.  What on this green earth does that have to do with BJJ you are asking yourself.  Patterns.  Patterns are logical common algorithms to me when it comes to coding and techniques when it comes to Jiu-Jitsu.  These time proven patterns give us blocks for… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Side Control to Omoplata

Side Control to Omoplata

This week in advanced class we went over a very interesting way of getting Omoplata from side control or cross-body.  In the video, Chris in the white gi, demonstrates the technique on Justin in the blue gi.  I found when Chris tried it on me he had to really… Continue reading | 3 Comments

The Healing Art of Jiu-Jitsu?

I find it ironic that one of the reasons I go to Jiu-Jitsu twice each week is for mental well being but not physical it seems.  What I mean by that is each week I find stress relief in class.  Its like popping the mental pressure value.  The aggression combined with the concentration on technique helps me.  But most of the time I spend the week recovering physically from class.&#160… Continue reading | 3 Comments