Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Saturday's Open Mat

Trained for two hours Saturday.  More than a dozen rounds.  5-7mins each.  One Brown, a few Purples, and some Blues and Whites.  Mostly good rounds.  Survived the round with the Brown.  Tough, strong, big guy.  Got my face bashed in by a young female Purple.  That was fun.  Another male/smaller Purple tapped me at least once.  Maybe twice.  Primarily focused on berimbolo sweep and back takes with the others.  Also worked a number of improvised back takes using some of the concepts from the berimbolo to back.  Gas was good.  Sore as snot on Sunday.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Week in Review

Start weight:  206.6 lbs.
  • Mon 11/19:   1hr strength and conditioning.
  • Tues 11/20:  1.5hrs BJJ.
  • Wed 11/21:   1hr strength and conditioning.
  • Thurs 11/22:   Turkey trot (5k) plus 20miles cycle.  
  • Fri 11/23:  Rest day.  
  • Sat 11/24:  2hrs BJJ.
  • Sun 11/25:  15mile cycle plus 2mile run.
Final weight:  205.2 lbs.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Trained a full 1.5hr class last night for the first time in almost a month.  Still very sore from Grappling X on Saturday (Took 2nd btw.  1 win and 2 losses to the same guy - double elimination tourney).  Rolled hard with a tough 24yr old Blue (185lbs).  Almost caught him with an armbar.  Still not sure how he got out.

Toward the end of the round the side of my head caught his knee square.  Jolted me pretty good.  Instant zinger down my left side.  Numb hand.  Dead arm.  Stopped the round and sat out the next.  Started feeling better so I finished out with three rounds with smaller and lesser experienced guys.  I think I'm going to be okay.  My face/head is sore today from where I got hit.  But the neck/arm feels fine.  I'll know more in a couple hours, during strength and conditioning today.

Beat the guy on the left 15-0.  Had bow and arrow choke and kimura opportunities, but couldn't finish.  The big guy (250lbs) arm barred me the first round and beat me 10-2 in the final.  I made a number of mistakes, but, overall, I'm pleased with my performances.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

Week in Review

Start weight:  206.2 lbs.
  • Mon 11/12:   1hr BJJ (light) plus 6hrs painting.
  • Tues 11/13:   4hrs painting. 
  • Wed 11/14:   1hr strength and conditioning plus 4hrs painting.
  • Thurs 11/15:  1.5hrs cardio (18mile cycle plus 3mile jog) plus 4hrs painting.  
  • Fri 11/16:  30mins cardio (weight cut).  
  • Sat 11/17:  Grappling X.  3 fights.  About 18mins.  
  • Sun 11/18:    8hrs painting.    
Final weight:   206.6 lbs.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Back on the Mats

After two full weeks without grappling and almost no exercise, I hit the mats tonight for an hour.  Beginner class. We worked knee on belly attacks and escapes.  Got choked 4x by a tough younger Blue about my size during specific training.  Even after the instructor said, "Your number one goal is to not get choked."  Hmm.  So much for that.  But overall I was pleased.  Neck feels good (enough) but my lower back is a bit achy and it's only been 1.5hrs since class.  We'll see how it feels tomorrow.

Oh!  Signed Collin up today.  He's now officially part of the UNIJJ/RJJA family!

Week in Review

Start weight:  206.2 lbs.
  • Mon 11/5:   R&R
  • Tues 11/6:   R&R
  • Wed 11/7:   R&R
  • Thurs 11/8:  R&R
  • Fri 11/9:  1hr strength and condition (light).  
  • Sat 11/10:  R&R
  • Sun 11/11:  1hr bike and 16min run.  
Final weight:  206.2 lbs.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week in Review

Start weight:  204.8 lbs.
  • Mon 10/29:   R&R
  • Tues 10/30:   Took Collin to class.  Watched.  
  • Wed 10/31:   R&R
  • Thurs 11/1:  R&R
  • Fri 11/2:  R&R
  • Sat 11/3:  1.25hr fast-paced walk.
  • Sun 11/4:  R&R
Final weight:  206.2 lbs.