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Archive for October, 2010

How to Tweak the Rear Naked Choke for Maximum Effect

Little tweaks make all the difference some times.  As I ponder more of what I learned from the Sylivo Behring Seminar I post my insights as I promised.  One of the tweaks Master Behring showed us was for the Rear Naked Choke or Mata Leao.  The traditional way to lock in the choke is with the arm around the neck… Continue reading | 1 Comment

How to Tweak the Triangle Choke for Maximum Effect

I am amazed at how no matter how well you know a technique you can always find out something new about it.  For example, just recently I attended Sylivo Behring’s seminar.  He talked about a tweak for the triangle.  He showed us that by turning the guys head towards the hooking leg and pulling to the that same side it greatly maximizes… Continue reading

What I learned at the Scrap for the Skull Tournament

The Scrap for the Skull Tournament went well this year.  I did better then last year but because of the huge turn out of West Side guys most of us didn’t get to go against Foley guys.  We ended up against each other in some brackets.  It was lots of fun and a good experience.  I think this year it went a lot… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Sylivo Behring Seminar at One Hit MMA 2010

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Last night I attended a seminar put on by Master Sylivo Behring and One Hit MMA. It was a night of firsts.  I had ever met a red/black belt in person.&#160… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Cry Havoc and let Loose the Dogs of War

I’m back in the fray!  Last night was the first time in a month that I got to practice.  It was great to be back with the guys and do BJJ.  What amazed me most is how things change.  What I mean is after missing a month I don’t know if they got that much better or me that rusty.  Its true I’m not that great at nogi.  But still… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why Roy Dean DVDs Rocks!

I just purchased Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: NO GI Essentials by Roy Dean.  I have really enjoyed Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Requirements: Fundamentals for All and Brazilian

Jiu-Jitsu Dreams or Dreaming of Jiu-Jitsu

sleeping-man-head I’ve missed a whole month now of Jiu-Jitsu because of sickness and family needs.  I’ve gone into withdrawals and now I’m starting to hallucinate.  Well, maybe not hallucinate.  I am dreaming about it.  Not every night mind you but more often then not.  The interesting thing… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Scrap For the Skull BJJ Tournament

Scrap For the Skull The Scrap For The Skull is a local tournament between my school, West Side Jiu-Jitsu and Foley’s MMA.  A crystal skull trophy is kept for the year by the winning… Continue reading | 4 Comments

My Membership in the Pedro Sauer Assoc.

pedro-sauer-membership-card You might remember on 22-JUL-2010 I posted “Under The Table Belt Promotions in BJJ”.  In that post I talked about paying the $50 membership fee.  I did that on that very day.  Today, 05-OCT-2010 my membership packet… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Johnny Be Good! American Nationals BJJ

Johnny “One Eye” Carlquist is a local black belt.  He is named “One Eye” not because he only has one eye but as the story goes, his first time doing BJJ he was injured and his eye became swollen shut.  He loved BJJ so much he was back the next chance with his… Continue reading