Archive for August, 2010

Submission Master Grappling Dummy – My Life-Line to Jiu-Jitsu

I’ve reviewed and written a number of posts on the Submission Master Grappling Dummy.  I get a lot of questions along the lines of "its it really worth the money"?  I have always answered "yes"!  This week only served to strengthen that.  I’m a dedicated father and family man.  Its not uncommon to have conflicts with my training schedule.&#160… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Nogi "Snap Down" Wrestling Takedown

Nogi Snap Down Wrestling Takedown
Snap Down in Action

We also went over a wrestling takedown called the "Snap Down".  I think it is more timing then anything.  It would be cool if while pressing your… Continue reading

O-Goshi or Over-Under Hip Throw on Takedown Tuesday

O-Goshi or Over-Under Hip Throw –

On Takedown Tuesday we dropped the gis and went nogi for the O-Goshi or Over-Under hip throw.  You can find a demonstration of the O-Goshi in Karo Parisyan’s book "Judo for Mixed Martial Arts: Advanced Throws, Takedowns, and Ground Fighting Techniques

Magic Monday North South Arm Bar BJJ Technique

North South Arm Bar

I haven’t been doing as good a job of recording Magic Monday classes.  I know that those who attend enjoy being able to go over the techniques again by viewing my videos.  Work as been demanding and I’ve missed the last few.

Here I am in my black… Continue reading | 1 Comment

West Side To Hold Grand Opening

I don’t know how many of my readers are within driving distance but if you are, West Side Jiu-Jitsu is holding a grand opening all day Aug. 21st.  It is true we have been in our location for some time now but we never really had a "Grand Opening".  Its a good enough of a reason to have a all day party.

If you read I’m… Continue reading

Learning About Cauliflower Ears


I haven’t been wearing ear protection when I roll or practice.  I haven’t up to this point got any thing more then a sore ear now and then.  Last week that changed with the "black beauty" you see in the picture.  It is in a… Continue reading | 10 Comments

Book Review: Drill to Win: 12 Months to Better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Andre Galvao


At long last it has arrived.  I’ve had Andre Galvao’s book Drill to Win: 12 Months to Better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Development Milestone – Tap Out Chris

You have heard the idiom "every dog has its day"?  Well today this dog got his day with a modified Triangle Choke.  Yes, I’ve hit another mile stone in my development.  That leaves Miles, Grayson, and Mark.

Chris is a purple belt that of course I have never tapped out.  He is physically smaller then me but, as you guessed, technically "larger" then me.  It was the end of class… Continue reading | 2 Comments