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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 swollen eye.  That is true devotion.

I’ve meet Johnny once or twice.  He is just as Pedro Sauer says:

“One eye skills are impressive, very smooth, efficient, technical. [. . .] on top of all this talent is the nicest person you ever going to know.  I’m very proud of you my friend.”

It was very gratifying to watch this match of his.  He does four things in this match that are very clear and easy to see (at least in my opinion).

  1. Attempts a variation of the Tomoe Nage.
  2. Attempts a Arm Bar from what might have become a Triangle.
  3. Attempts a Flower Sweep.
  4. Finishes the match with a variation Handstand Sweep to Arm Bar.

Each of these I’ve used and I’m trying to master.  It was really great to see them all in action in the same match.  I’m going to keep a link to this video and study it to improve my technique.

Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu

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