Monday, September 24, 2012

Too Much Prata at Azul

Unacceptable...IT STOPS AT WORLDS

Week in Review

Start weight:  202.4 lbs
  • Mon 9/17:  1.5hrs BJJ plus 4hrs busting up concrete.    
  • Tues 9/18:   1hr strength.  
  • Wed 9/19:  45min run (with hills) plus 30min open water swim.  
  • Thurs 9/20:  1.5hr BJJ plus 45min run (with hills).  
  • Fri 9/21:  45min strength plus 18 holes of golf. 
  • Sat 9/22:  4hrs BJJ plus 1hr moving 20-40lbs chunk of concrete. 
  • Sun 9/23:  Rest day.  
Final weight:  199.2 lbs

Saturday, September 22, 2012


Haven't posted much, but I've been training.  I'm hungry.  Very hungry.  Hungry for gold.  Master/Senior worlds drawing near.  Not dropping to Med-Heavy.  Gonna eat well, hydrate, train, and lift for another week.  Then taper.  Go into the tourney feeling rested and strong.

4hrs on the mats today.  1hr fundamentals class followed by stretching and training.  15, six-min rounds with 90sec break between rounds.  It was brutal, but I made it.  193.2 lbs after class, even after drinking a large coconut water, 4 gatorades, a protein shake, and misc water during the session.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week in Review

Start weight:  202.0 lbs
  • Mon 9/10:  Rest day.    
  • Tues 9/11:   1.5hrs BJJ plus 4hrs home remodel demo.    
  • Wed 9/12:  1hr strength plus 5 mile (45min) beach run.  
  • Thurs 9/13:  1.5hrs BJJ plus 2hrs home remodel demo.  192.6 lbs after class.  
  • Fri 9/14:  1hr strength plus 4hrs saw cutting concrete. 
  • Sat 9/15:  1.5hrs BJJ. 
  • Sun 9/16:  Rest day.  
Final weight:  202.4 lbs

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Gracie Mag Appearance

So honored to share the same pages of the Gracie Mag with Master Saulo Ribeiro.  Second time this year some editor at Gracie Mag decided to include my ugly mug.  

Monday, September 10, 2012

RJJA: 2012 American Nationals Champion!

Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association took the team title at the 2012 American Nationals!  So glad to be part of that win.

2012 American Nationals Recap.

Took second in my division and second in absolute.  Second, second, second.  Getting tired of second.  Bleh.

Won my first division fight 13-0.  Lost final 2-0.  Was down an advantage with 15 secs or so remaining.  Both standing.  Shot a desperation take down and he used my momentum to reverse me for a takedown.  I know what to do next time to beat him.  Just couldn't think of it during the fight but he left some gaping holes.

Won my first two absolute matches by submission.  First opponent was Med-Heavy.  Got him with a choke from technical mount.  Not sure what the score was but I had to have been up at least 9-0.  Second opponent was Super Heavy.  Armbar from mount after he wouldn't tap to palm-up / palm-down choke attempt.  I think I was up 7 or 9-0.  Not sure if I held knee on belly long enough before transitioning to mount.

Absolute final was a battle.  I knew it would be.  He was 2012 Pan Am Med-Heavy champ and I've seen him fight at other tourneys.  Very technical.  Aggressive.  Great scrambler.  Tough.  I pulled guard and swept him.  He scrambled so I couldn't secure him and he got a very good deep half position.  Swept me and I was in his half guard.  But he landed in a strong position.  I was flat on my back and cross-faced.  He fought hard and passed guard.  Down 5-2.  I escaped and reversed when he attempted to mount.  Poured on the pressure and forced him to turtle.  Got one hook and worked for the second hook, but time ran out.  Oh well.  Next time.  And there WILL be a next time.  Master/Senior Worlds.  Next month.  :)

Some other photos from the tourney.

Division final.  Was very pleased with my guard recoveries from turtle. 

Absolute final.  In a bad spot. 

Breathing exercises. 

Linda.  :)

Week in Review

Start weight:  202.0 lbs
  • Mon 9/3:  4hrs home remodel demo.  
  • Tues 9/4:   1.5hrs BJJ plus 3hrs home remodel demo.    
  • Wed 9/5:  1.5hrs strength and cardio plus 3hrs home remodel demo. 
  • Thurs 9/6:  4hrs home remodel demo.  
  • Fri 9/7:  4hrs home remodel demo.
  • Sat 9/8:  American Nationals - watched.  
  • Sun 9/9:  American Nationals - 5 fights (about 20mins)
Final weight:  202.0 lbs

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nationals weight

Not cutting to Med-Heavy for Nationals.  I would have had to cut 5lbs this week, which I could have done with a bit of struggle, but there are only 4 in Heavy (including me) and there were 6 others in Med-Heavy.  Going for the guaranteed team points and free ticket to Absolute.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Week in Review

Start weight:  202.0 lbs
  • Mon 8/27:  ~2mile beach run.  
  • Tues 8/28:   2hrs BJJ.  Weighed 194.0lbs after class.  
  • Wed 8/29:  1.5hrs strength and cardio. 
  • Thurs 8/30:  1hr BJJ.  
  • Fri 8/31:  Rest day.
  • Sat 9/1:  1.5hrs BJJ plus 3hrs home remodel demo.  
  • Sun 9/2:  18 holes of golf.  
Final weight:  202.0 lbs