Rise from the ashes

Rise from the ashes

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Submit, submit, submit

The goal of jiu jitsu is not to survive (although, you don't want to get submitted, and so you want to do that).

The goal is to submit your opponent.

When we approach a match we should be trying to submit our opponent, not just establish positions/get points etc.

Jorge gave us a speech about this yesterday after making all of us who are competing at worlds train for 18 minutes straight with a new opponent every two minutes, so they are fresh and you are exhausted. (sigh, tiring, but it also awesome).

I need to think more about submissions when I am rolling.

At worlds I need to approach my matches with SUBMIT as my mentality. As Jorge would say, "you need to mentalize the submission."

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Worlds in T-13 days

Flights are booked. Hotels and car rentals. Check!

Still need to register. Stuck on what weight class to enter.
under 118 with a gi
or under 129 with a gi

i'm sitting around 119 (naked).

we'll see where things are at after a week of hard training.

I should be resting. Reading jiu jitsu. Watching videos. Mental training. Just reading some blogs.

Laughing my butt off.

(I love laughter, it's so refreshing).

Check out: http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/ (for a wife who records her husbands rambles in his sleep... (a little crude).

And for some more hilarity: http://shitmykidsruined.com/

And something a little more highbrow: http://unhappyhipsters.com/