You are here: Home / Forums / OTM Forums / On The Mat / LSD training diary

On The Mat

Post New Forum Topic | Refresh

Fight Shop

OTM Womens Gi White Teal Front
OTM Women's Gi - White/Teal
$189.99
Limited Edition Diaz Brothers Lucky...
$249.99
Shock Doctor Mouthguard Case
$7.99
OTM FHS T-Shirt Blk/Red
OTM FHS T-Shirt
$12.99

Who's Online

There are currently 0 users and 21 guests online.

Who's New

Jkymera
Mercenary92
TheRockBJJ
Scottgillis1118
Adam Carter
Daviidp10
ramvjr
angela.sauermann.ca
thelastelementsem
Ruscio
johnt13
JayPagesJJCTA
piousjr@hotmail.com
Turtlejitzu
jonno.nickson
sethwilliambrown
mquintanilla1
michelleciociola
rubentodd
thheffelfinger
view counter

LSD training diary

    Mon, 2007-01-15 23:06 — lorenzodamarith

    hello,

    evening class:

    no warmup. class time is for grappling, not for calisthenics!!!!! yay!!!!

    (drills)
    standing pummeling
    single leg takedown (for lorenzodamarith's benefit)
    double leg takedown (same reason)
    pummeling in butterfly guard

    (transitions)
    pummeling in butterfly guard, this involved closing the gap and sitting in tight, to load opponent up on legs. several options were presented to address the tactics opponent would use.

    starting by pummeling in the butterfly guard, transition between:
    1. load up
    2. head arm control
    3. sweep
    4. mount
    5. assuming inability to control mount, dismount to side control
    6. opponent enters butterfly guard
    7. repeat process

    there were a few sweeps presented to address various defenses opponent would implement. these variations involved double underhooks, under/over hooks and assumption of head/arm control from the butterfly guard. attention was given to grips, body position (to expedite sweeps).

    the class progressed in what might be called phases.
    1. various drills
    2. each step of transition in isolation
    3. each variation drilled back and forth
    4. flow entire transition in continual loop
    5. chess match. back and forth from butterfly guard fight for position (medium intensity).
    6. chess match. live.
    7. rolling the line. two lines face off, live rolling. when time is called, move on down to the next guy.

    now. for impressions. out of breath most of the time, yet the class material was easy to implement (when the opportunity presented itself). all members seemed to pay close attention to making sure that the positions addressed in class "showed themselves" while live rolling. also, they each seemed to take time "giving up thier backs" (both to give a noob something different to deal with, and to work on thier own positioning). in addition, they each pulled various submissions (surprisingly gently). thier positioning was incredible.

    never stood a chance!!!! it was awesome!!!! apologies for lack of some types of detail. not enough experience to relate it properly, though, would be happy to answer direct questions (these may jog the memory)!!

    thanks

    lorenzodamarith's picture

    01-15-07

    hello,

    forgot to include the date for tonights class.

    monday, 01-15-07

    thats it.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    KibunInc's picture

    Awesome it sounds like a cool class. Try to get there earlier enough to make suere you stretch out some before class. It will be to your benefit.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    this is not aimed at kibuninc.

    post responses in the response thread please.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    no responses here please.

    put them in the response thread.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    friday 01-19-97

    hello,

    no warmup, classtime is for grappling. separate time was for warmups.

    (drills)
    upa escape from mount
    basic guard pass
    mount from side control

    (transitions)
    something called "jiujitsu 101"
    flow from upa escape, to guard pass, to side control, to mount

    the upa escape involves siezing the arm of the mounted opponent at the elbow (same side hand behind elbow, opposite hand inside elbow), and bridging at a 45 degree angle (toward the same side as the trapped arm).

    the guard pass (this version) is far more complex. the opponent has legs around your waist (you are in thier guard). elbows should be placed in opponents legs (points first, just above the knee). as downward pressure is applied, a slight amount of space is created. using this space, one must place thier knee in the center of the opponents buttocks. this will keep them from moving thier hips closer to you in order to eliminate space. once the knee is in place, the opposite leg should be moved back, turning your own hips slightly, creating a greater distance between your kneecap and the opposite hip. the greater this distance, the more space is created in the opponents guard. the elbows and hands still maintain control of opponents legs (so they cannot use them to attack... triangle, armbar, etc.).

    when sufficient space is created, one sits back, bringing the foreward knee up between the legs of the opponent. at this point, while keeping your elbow points in the opponents legs, "swim" or pummel your hands (both at the same time!!!) inside and under the opponents legs. when your arms are inside the opponents legs, simultaneously pull your legs underneath you and drop your chest to opponents hips. you should now have a hold of you opponents hips from underneath. clasp you hands together for leverage.

    now, posture up (straighten your back and head toward the cieling) pull opponents hips up onto yours tightly, and exert pressure toward your hips with your arms. this weakens the opponents base and eliminates space for them to move. now, without loosening your grip, post up onto your feet and bring your chest above your opponents chest (do not lower your chest to touch though). this called "stacking". at this point, only the opponents shoulders and your feet will be touching the floor. at this point, release your hand grip and use one hane to grab opponents lapel (the gi at about the neck).

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    01-19-07

    hello,

    at this point, grips should be applying pressure to opponents hips and chest. the arm gripping the opponents lapel should be applying downward pressure to opponents chest. step around opponents hips toward the arm gripping thier lapel (without releasing grip on opponents hips). when stepping around opponents hips, apply pressure toward thier far side (away from your lapel gripping arm) with you chest. your head will pop out from between thier legs and thier hips will drop to the ground landing you in side control.

    you will now have a grip on thier hips (to keep the opponent from moving toward or away from you), pressure chest to chest and pressure arm to chest(to interfere with opponents breathing and restricting movement). at this point, shift your hips beneath you so that the hip close to your opponents head is moved in tight to thier side (in most cases, your legs will take on the "hurdling" position.

    at this point (according to this particular drill), the opponent will try to block your (pending) mount attempt by raising thier knees and placing the nearside foot on thier own knee (to block your hips from passing over them). release your grip on thier hips and grab thier knee, pushing it flat to the floor, to which they will respond by putting thier other knee up. switch grip to that far side knee and push it toward the ground (so thier knees are mashed together). without releasing your grip on the opponents knee, rapidly throw your "outside" foot over your opponents body to the other side of the ground. release your grip on opponents knee and shift your body into the mount position.

    opponent then repeats this entire process.

    this drill/transition was performed by everyone, switching partners (those with more experience used other variations as well).

    the entire class seemed oriented toward familiarizing grapplers with moving from bottom position to top position fluidly. the movements were easy until live wrestling. then it was exhausting. however, when done properly, the moves work. even against resistance.

    this class was short (about one hour, but granted a clear understanding of the relationship between the guard and the mount). also, unlike the last class, this was with the gi. much different. passing the guard was much easier when everyone was wearing the gi. legs were easier to control. the down side is that getting choked was WAY easier.

    hopefully this explaination is sufficient. ask questions if anything is unclear!!

    thanks.

    please post responses on the training diary response thread.....

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    01-23-07

    hello,

    this class was considerably different than the others. this was a submission class with the gi and then without. it was all about arm bars from every position and many many setups. long class.

    the purpose of the class was to give the advanced guys some somplicated stuff to work on (namely setups) and to illustrate the 3 dimensional nature of grappling to noobs.

    some of the setups were simple enough to be drilled by noobs and others were clearly not. so everyone got to drill the armbar in a way suitable for themselves. say many "unusual" setups that are perfectly simple (in theory, if one knows what they are doing) and many straight foreward ones. this class really opened the eyes about the possibilities involved in grappling.

    the setups personally worked on: from the mount, from the guard, from side control(hands and shoulder).

    other setups presented: from north south(top), from the back, from standing position(flying version 1), from standing(flying version 2), from side control(changing sides), from side control(same side) and one that will be called "standing reverse spinning sit down to armbar" (lacking a known name at this point. and this is just what is remembered now, there were most likely more!!!

    as for the ones personally worked on...

    from the mount, when opponent extends an arm to push you one way or the other, place your same hand in center of opponents chest and place other hand on opponents chest (with this arm over opponents extended arm). move your opposite side leg forward and place foot flat on floor next to opponents chest and turn your body (without really lifting it away from opponents body) and drive your hip into opponents shoulder (they will have lifted thier shoulder slightly extending thier arm, and your hip will raise thier shoulder further). next, step over opponents head with rear leg and squeeze your legs together ("gripping" opponents arm between your legs, just above your knees.

    using both of your arms (crossed in front of you) and keeping your legs tightly together, lean back. as opponents arm is being extended, grip thier hand and make sure the thumb is facing the sky. once you have flattened out on the floor, extend your hips and knees toward the sky (keeping legs tightly together).

    there was some variation shown indicating different grips the opponent might use to defend this move, but it pretty much turns out the same way.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    01-23-07

    hello,

    next was the armbar from the guard. this one is a lot more complicated (and much more difficult to execute)!!!!

    when an opponent is in your guard, there is a lot of action occuring, at some point your opponent may try to punch or push your body (when trying to posture up, for example). at this point you should siez control of that arm. a grip that seemed to work in both the gi and no gi conditions was reaching over the opponents bicep with the opposite hand and gripping the back of the elbow with the same side hand. you should then be placing that arm as far across opponents centerline (line down middle of opponents body) and pulling it in tight toward your own body.

    the opponent will often react by trying to pull up and away. to prevent this from happening, you open your guard and "climb" up thier back with your legs (using your legs to pull the opponent tight toward you). when "climbing", your legs should be placed across the opponents back (perpendicular to the spine, as opposed to diagonally across). this will assist with a tighter lockdown of your opponents movements and assist with the pivot to the arm bar.

    but before that, you should position your leg (opposite of the trapped arm) across opponents back just above the scapula (shoulder blade). your other leg should be placed just over the opponents shoulder (around the shoulder, not against opponents neck... or they'll escape). at this point, the opponent can't easily move toward or away from you, because your legs are trapping them. they cannot easily remove thier arm, because your hips and legs are in the way. now you can free your hand (same side of the trapped arm) to assist with your pivot.

    without loosening your legs grip on the opponent, you must pivot underneath them (pivoting away from the trapped arm). this is done by turning your hips out from under the opponent and your head toward thier hips. during this pivot, it will become necessary to release the leg from the shoulder of the trapped arm, but you still use the leg to apply pressure to the back of the arm as you quickly swing your leg over opponents head.

    at this point the finish is the same as before... legs together, thumb to sky, extend hips toward sky.

    ok folks, left something out there. when pivoting, part of the idea seems to be to unbalance your opponent further. when you pivot, drop the elevation of your legs a bit as this will cause your opponents trapped shoulder to turn to the floor. this is importants because if the "grip" of your legs is secure, the opponent will tilt to the floor and not be able to effectively defend this attack because thier base will be nearly eliminated.

    in other words, if the legs "grip" is secure and you release your hand hold on the trapped arm and just pivot and push your legs to the ground, they will end up lying on thier side, still stuck in your "grip"... finish at will.

    some variation was shown to illustrate the relationship between this attack and those called triangle and coil, as well as the basic defenses involved.

    also, was live rolling with particular attention being paid to armbars (for everyone). this was the goal... armbar the other guy. it should be noted that a discovery of sorts was made during this time.

    armbars and triangles (from the guard) only work if you leave your arms on opposite sides of opponents hips/legs!!!

    overall, was blown away by the variety of armbars. live rolling was tough, but learned alot. did not tap out anyone. but instead concetrated on recognizing the setups and defending them (a lot got through though)!!!!

    attempted quite a few but not enough control yet. control will come.

    thanks

    please post responses in the diary response thread.

    Your rating: None
    Anonymous's picture

    Scotty wrote:
    You better take it east with the LSD. Kibun is going to slap your ass in jail!

    Looks like you are getting some good hard training!

    *snort*

    lol

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-05-07 evening class

    hello,

    this was a judo class.

    2 sets each of foreward rolls, backward rolls, shrimp drill 1, shrimp drill 2, shrimp drill 3, shrimp drill 4, shrimp drill 5, shrimp drill 6

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    escape drills head and arm control (seated from the side) and (north south)

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    sparring

    kuzushi (break balance)
    2 sets each hip throw, trip throw, sweep throw, arm throw, gi shake(?), inside sweep-to-outside trip throw

    randori (throwing)
    everyone lines up, then, taking turns, executes 20 throws (students choice, in this case, the arm throw)

    randori (throwing)
    freefighting. everyone takes turns in line for 2 minutes. then the next student is in and everyone takes turns, so on, so on.

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    class over

    this was hard. super hard even. sweating and huffing and puffing the whole time. about 19 people there and 13 where blackbelt or higher, 2 brown and us white belts...... yeah, it looked exactly like you think it did..... LSD got the asswhuppin!! learned and incredible amount though!!! those guys and gals are tough with a capital "t" for whupdatass!!!! noone really spoke during class... nothing.... was a little worried... after class, found them all to be very friendly. they just train serious. and whupass!!! wow.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-07-07 evening class

    hello,

    this was a judo class.

    2 sets each of foreward rolls, backward rolls, shrimp drill 1, shrimp drill 2, shrimp drill 3, shrimp drill 4, shrimp drill 5, shrimp drill 6

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    escape drills head and arm control (seated from the side) and (north south)

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    sparring

    kuzushi (break balance)
    2 sets each hip throw, trip throw, sweep throw, arm throw, gi shake(?), inside sweep-to-outside trip throw

    randori (throwing)
    everyone lines up, then, taking turns, executes 20 throws (students choice, in this case, the arm throw)

    randori (throwing)
    freefighting. everyone takes turns in line for 2 minutes. then the next student is in and everyone takes turns, so on, so on.

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    class over

    after class found that most of these cats compete and they extended an invite to a tournament on the 18th. sounds good. would be fun to watch, but will enter instead. this will be more fun. or it will be a horrible flaming death. most likely fun, so this should be interesting. class was very hard, still not in good shape yet. but this will come.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-09-07 evening class

    hello,

    this was different. each month they have an in class tournament. this was it. did fairly well (sort of). beat the other white belts. all of 'em (sounds pretty impressive, neh?). well, it was very very hard. totally gassed out and then had to face a brown belt. lets just say this one was over quick and if you know judo, then yes, it probably ended exactly like you think it did.

    hahahahahaha!!!! got thrown flat on the back HARD, and she landed on the rib cage when she did it. it sort of hurt AND it caused the seeing of a lot of stars (or spots). yep, she layed the asswhuppin down!!!! didn't even see it coming, it was that smooth.

    overall, a little tiny guy won, but they were all incredible (even the white belts... solid competitors) and was very happy to have the chance to compete with them. then went home, showered and fell straight to sleep (slept through work the next day too.) hahahahaha!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-12-07

    hello,

    this was a judo class.

    2 sets each of foreward rolls, backward rolls, shrimp drill 1, shrimp drill 2, shrimp drill 3, shrimp drill 4, shrimp drill 5, shrimp drill 6

    newaza (mat work) 60 minutes
    escape drills head and arm control (seated from the side) and (north south) and side control position. this was what they called positional sparring. full resistance. so, no regular sparring.

    kuzushi (break balance)
    2 sets each hip throw, trip throw, sweep throw, arm throw, gi shake(?), inside sweep-to-outside trip throw

    randori (throwing)
    everyone lines up, then, taking turns, executes 20 throws (arm throw only this time)

    randori (throwing)
    freefighting. everyone takes turns in line for 2 minutes. then the next student is in and everyone takes turns, so on, so on. in this case, everyone was to work on executing the same throw (the arm throw, yay!)

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    class over

    this was an interesting class. learned alot about the setup possibilities envolved in just one technique. a real eye opener. apparently, this is intended to stress depth of knowledge on a particular technique as opposed to breadth of techniques known. still very very hard. not used to carrying a full sized human weight for an hour at a time... hahahahaha!!! newfound respect for the fighters that do this everyday.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-14-07 evening class

    hello,

    another judo class. guess it is a good class!!!

    2 sets each of foreward rolls, backward rolls, 50 pushups, 50 situps, 50 back extensions(?), 50 bycycle, 50 escrimas(inside), 50 escrimas(outside), 10 burpies w/ jump, stretching

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    escape drills head and arm control (seated from the side) and (north south)

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    sparring

    kuzushi (break balance)
    50 each each arm and collar throw, backward sweep

    randori (throwing)
    switching partners, freefighting.

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    class over

    this class was a bit different, there were only a few of us there and no brown or black belts. still a tough class though. seemed more technique oriented tonight. the instructor mentioned "you have a very good base, very difficult to throw". if this is the case, why so many landings? hahahahahaha. the instructor said that anyone can be thrown, it is just a matter of how much effort is needed for the setup. apparently this skull is a bit more difficult to bash than your typical white belt. will try to keep that in mind when the black belts are dishing out the asswhuppin!!!! hahahaha!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    silent assassin's picture

    Good to see that u are stickin with the training.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    ah yes... looks good on paper, but it is hard. a bit sore today, perhaps taking tomorrow night off would be in order. judo seems a lot harder than jiujitsu (must be the landings). have also increased training frequency (a little). still, feeling good overall. still need to incorporate some developmental stretching and some type of calisthenic workout (for endurance and strength).

    knew that people who train regularly would be tough, but these guys spank some big big guns. these guys are badasses. royal. badasses.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    silent assassin's picture

    Keep up the hard work. It sounds like u have some good guys to train with so it will pay off if u keep chugging on.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    thanks to silentassassin. they are fantastic!!! there seems to be an attitude of "we all win, or we all lose". they are hard, but they are interested in the success of everyone. that really helps. they are considering gathering more often for regular training (they are getting ready for a judo tournament). that would be great.

    how have you been doing?

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    silent assassin's picture

    Been busy but good, thanks for asking. It's Mardi-Gras time down here right now. I've been getting alot of training in & still rebuilding my house.

    Did u see that they just anounced some of the undercard fights for UFC-69?

    What about u? How have u been?

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    been good. busy, but good. working alot, training alot. haven't seen the new card yet. missed the last ufc. tv finally died (it was purchased in 1990). definitely got the money's worth out of that one. have a new one now. did see that lutter failed wieght. got spanked too.

    thinking of finding a new job. being a courier means being on the road all the time. not loving that! hahahaha!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    silent assassin's picture

    It's the GSP vs' Serra card.

    A few of the others are-

    Undercard- Diego Sanchez vs' Josh Koshcheck
    Thales Leites (A good Jiu Jitsu guy) vs' "Drago" Pete Sell
    Alan Belcher vs' Kendall Grove (can be a very entertaining fight)

    I think that Herring & Swick are both fighting but I'm not sure who.

    IMO it looks like it will have some good match-ups.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    oooooo goodie goodie goodie!!!!! that looks like a good one. of particular interest is diegosanchez and joshkoschek. both appear to be better than they are given credit for.

    they are both very different as well.

    LET THE SALIVA FLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this will be a good card.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-20-07 evening

    hello,

    judo tonight.

    2 sets each of rolls, forward and backward, shrimp drill 1-6

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    simple mount escape, hands on hip scoot escape, simple guard sweep, guard sweep (flatten opponents leg).

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    sparring

    kuzushi (break balance)
    2 sets each hip throw, trip throw, sweep throw, arm throw, gi shake(?), inside sweep-to-outside trip throw

    randori (throwing)
    everyone lines up, then, taking turns, executes 20 throws (students choice, did the arm throw again)

    randori (throwing)
    freefighting. everyone takes turns in line for 2 minutes. then the next student is in and everyone takes turns, so on, so on.

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    this class was not as intense as last friday. That is not to say it was not hard. Knowing some reversals will come in handy (considering the amount of time spent on the bottom). They said we also be working on some reversals from the guard. They all sort of go together. Guess the trick will be transitioning between them.

    class over

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    02-23-07

    hello,

    goody!!! special treat tonight. on a lark, decided to travel. went to santa barbara. paid a little visit to franjinha and company at paragon jiujitsu.

    arrived late and missed the first class. so second class was the one.

    warmups included shrimp drills, rolling, calisthenics (about 15 minutes).

    about 10 minutes of live rolling.
    takedown practice for about 10 minutes. any takedown or throw. back and forth with partner.

    franjinha demonstrated a few escapes.

    armbar from the guard
    triangle from the guard

    he also showed variations he showed 3 each (whether armbar or triangle, they seem to work the same. while he did not demonstrate, he mentioned the no gi adjustments (thier tournament is with gi).

    partner work to practice these techniques (about 20 minutes)

    franjinha lined up a few guys on the mat. guard passing contests. if guard is passed, passer stays on mat. if passer gets reversed or tapped, he goes back to line. this lasted about 20 minutes.

    then it was back to live practice from standup. had to divide class into groups because of space limitations. this was tournament style. was performed in 5 minute rounds. you had five minutes to win. took about 25 minutes rotating groups through.

    class over free rolling. lasted about 5 minutes here. just wiped out.

    guess some prior planning would have come in handy. they were preparing for copa pacific, so it was fullforceanythinggoesballstothewallkillemall night.

    yeah, it went about how you think it did. major dose of the asswhuppin. those guys are tough. every last one of them. still friendly though. franjinha really motivates his crew. he hollers at them as he would in a tournament. even with four pairs at a time sparring, he controlled all of them. yes folks, he is THAT good. it is evident from his teaching style that his is an aggressive grappling style. he even coached lsd during sparring. that was really different. it was motivating and helped with focus. franjinha extended an invite to train anytime. will definitely go back (possibly every weekend).

    folks, if you are in his area, GO see franjinha. you will not be sorry. had a blast. it was so much fun, even with the intensity. will be even better when in shape. got crushed. crushed. by a couple of guys that had trained 3 weeks. his guys are tough, the school is tough, franjinha is energetic and the information was practical and EASY to do.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    monday 02-26-07 evening class

    hello,

    judo tonight. warmups jog, calisthenics and stretch (about 10 minutes).

    newaza (mat work). 20 minutes.

    breakfall rolls. 5 times across mat.

    kuzushi (break balance).
    hip throw 2 times across mat.
    foot sweep 2 times across mat.
    sweep switch to front trip 2 times across mat.

    setup drills.
    pick 3 for 50 times each. (in this case, arm throw, front trip, hip throw).

    randori (live sparring). about 20 minutes.

    cooldown stretching. about 10 minutes.

    class over.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    this class went fairly well!!! granted, no high level belts, but was happy to be able to apply a few techniques tonight!!!! against like colored belt, getting fairly comfortable on the ground. even managed a few throws during randori!!! still got thrown a few times, but not like the black belts. actually felt ok after class. just out of breath (really out of breath).

    happy to find that some of the info is starting (barely) to sink in.....

    gotta keep going!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    wednesday 02-28-07 evening class

    hello,

    jiujitsu with the gi tonight. arrived a little early to warm up and stretch (about 10 minutes).

    technique demonstration: setting up the spider guard from the closed guard.

    drilled this technique back and forth with partner 10 times each.

    technique demonstration: setting up the triangle from the spider guard.

    drilled this technique back and forth with partner 10 times each.

    technique demonstration: reversal using spider guard to take dominant position.

    drilled this technique back and forth with partner 10 times each.

    live rolling (about 30 minutes). rolled only with the beginners. the advanced guys are competing with each other (for a competition).

    class over.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    this was a really interesting class. not terribly intense. but very informative. apologies for the lack of technique description, but these moves were very very complex and this was the first time seeing them.

    did fairly well rolling. no finishes (though pulled several solid attempts), managed to maintain dominant position about half the time with first guy and about third of the time with second guy (he was noticably better).

    still soft in the middle, but that seems to be the major stumbling block. have been exercising lately and soon, will be able to last longer and use guard properly.

    had a blast. bunch of people (females included) not seen before. everybody had a good time. saturday we will practice in the day time and get together for ufc viewing. this group rocks!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    silent assassin's picture

    Good 4-u LSD!!!

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    thanks to silentassassin. it is good!!! soon will have aquired enough skills to still be incompotent, but able to DEFINE said incompotence!!!!

    hahahahaha!!!

    thanks

    Your rating: None
    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    sounds great....thats good that at your judo class they do ne waza...ive heard that a lot of judo clubs only do stand up the whole time....
    so how have you felt when youre done with judo class?? does your back feel beat up when your done??

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    hey geraldrhodes!!! lucky to have this group!!! they are awesome!!! all of 'em!! apparently they all (or most at least) have a mutual judo and jiujitsu background. they believe it is best not to separate them.

    the other grappling group doesn't meet very often, so judo is rapidly becoming the "base".... and the base is good!!!!

    as far as any back pain.... none really. do not misunderstand. it is not due to any particular toughness, but rather the instruction that included how to fall properly. well, ok, there was a couple nights that were rough. the high level guys were preparing for tournaments and fights and whatnot. so that was rough.

    other than that, adapting nicely. it sometimes smarts a little (or alot) when a throw occurs, but after class is usually all better.

    really liking this group. they are really good at what they do and they seem to have a knack for teaching other people.

    still looking at starting some tournaments this summer. that will be great. jsut want to get the flexibility and fitness level up a bit before that time. not getting as winded in training as during the first week (that was bad. embarrassing really).

    who knows, at this rate, in 10 or 12 short years, might actually know how some of it works!!! that would be something, neh?

    oh yeah!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    03-02-07 friday evening class

    hello,

    judo tonight.

    2 sets each of foreward rolls, backward rolls, shrimp drill 1, shrimp drill 2, shrimp drill 3, shrimp drill 4, shrimp drill 5, shrimp drill 6

    newaza (mat work) 30 minutes
    guard passing (underhook hips, around side), guard passing (knee across hip)

    newaza (mat work) 10 minutes
    sparring

    kuzushi (break balance)
    2 sets each hip throw, trip throw, sweep throw, arm throw, gi shake(?), inside sweep-to-outside trip throw

    randori (throwing)
    everyone lines up, then, taking turns, executes 20 throws (students choice, in this case, something called a sacrifice throw)

    randori (throwing)
    freefighting. everyone takes turns in line for 2 minutes. then the next student is in and everyone takes turns, so on, so on.

    cooldown
    walking and stretching

    class over

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    well, tonights class was another back breaker. was really fast paced (more conditioning than power). still tough though. got through it barely. sweating and huffing and puffing and generally getting a heaping dose of the asswhuppin.

    still, the throw was really really interesting. not really sure how to call it. or even describe it. from standing, reach over opponents arm (right arm over right arm, for example). grip inside the opponents thigh, and grip opponents wrist with free hand. sit and roll backward, hook opponents leg with your own (left leg hooks right leg) so they do not escape. arm bar submission. oh yeah, when gripping the wrist, do so that your palm is toward your body. this will allow the turning of the arm to facilitate the arm bar.

    this throw is sick....

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    03-03-07 saturday day class

    hello,

    this is submission class

    warmup 15minutes jogging, shrimp drills (6 kinds, twice each across mat)

    technique demonstration: single leg takedown run the pipe (just getting and keeping the leg).
    drill technique: 9 times each run the pipe (3 times each with different partners)

    technique demonstration: single leg takedown run the pipe (actual takedown)
    drill technique: 9 times each run the pipe (3 times each with different partners)

    technique demonstration: single leg takedown defense/switch to double leg takedown (just getting and keeping the legs)
    drill technique: 9 times each switch to double leg takedown (3 times each with different partners)

    technique demonstration: single leg takedown defense/switch to double leg takedown (to side control)
    drill technique: 9 times each single leg takedown defense/switch to double leg takedown (3 times each with different partners)

    live rolling about 30 minutes

    end of class

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    this class was interesting because it provided a different view on getting to the ground. the judo relies heavily on throwing or tripping using the jacket. this seemed more like a wrestling or fighting move.

    wrestling without the gi is still an alien feeling. got used to the jacket. well, they said that soon, it will all feel the same.

    this was a really energetic class. much huffing and puffing going on. still need to midsection to get stronger. knee to the belly sucks.

    a lot.

    still had fun though. learned a lot about the standup game and closing distance.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    03-05-07 monday evening class

    hello,

    this is a submission class

    warmup 15 minutes jogging, shrimp drills (6 kinds, twice each across mat)

    technique demonstration: standing arm drag drill
    drill technique: 50 times each side

    technique demonstration: breakdown turtle position(take back)
    drill technique: 9 times each

    technique demonstration: breakdown turtle position(guillotine choke)
    drill technique: 9 times each

    technique demonstration: breakdown turtle position(calf crush)
    drill technique: 9 times each

    live rolling about 30 minutes

    end class

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    well, went with submission tonight instead of judo. the lesson plan from saturday was being expanded on, so didn't want to miss it. the judo guys said "go for it". they said its often good to see how things connect that way and that we wouldn't be doing anything that hadn't been done last week.

    the overall concept seems to be "getting to the ground" and being in control when it happens.

    liking that. both groups are starting to train more often. might be training every night if wanting to stay with both groups.

    that's cool!!

    been exercising in the daytime, but it will be a while before anything changes significantly. bugger.

    oh well, with all the classes, there is plenty of other stuff to concentrate on!!!

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    robknight's picture

    lorenzo! so this is what you've been working on? seems like a cool idea. i'll try to make it in more often to roll with you. just go easy, k? man, you write on everything here don't you. me and dino signed up and checked things out. it's even better than you said. i think maybe you're not giving yourself enough credit here though. you learn fast. i mean FAST, man. even dino said he's never seen anything like it. are you gonna put you're stand up training here too? that would be good. well, i'm gonna go give some other stuff a look. maybe the cougar thing.

    hasta

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    greetings to robknight. glad you like it. figured when the time comes, it will answer a lot of questions and won't have to sit and blow wind in someones face about "did this and did that". they can just read about it.

    and yes. probably should put the striking in here too. will start that this summer. glad to see you made it. enjoy the site.

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    dinocastle's picture

    lorenzo, you learn fast. but one thing i don't get is why you hardly say a word day to day and in here you write all these posts. you're so serious all the time. i like your diary though. maybe we should start diaries too? lol. haven't seen anyone else doing anything like this. that would be worth reading. gonna go check out some other stuff. later man.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    what? we talk all the time. perhaps not given to outbursts like many people, but never regarded self as "serious all the time". will make it a point to make more noise each day. after all, thats what every roommate strives for, neh? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

    diaries would be great. would be interesting to see what your crews are up to. something to consider: thinking about adding a striking section and a conditioning section. any thoughts?

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    robknight's picture

    neh, you just treat everything like work. even poker. well, that's work, but you get so focused. you never crack jokes around here with us. maybe if you slept more than ten minutes a day, you might be more energetic.

    a section for striking and one for conditioning would be cool. what about vid clips from training? that would be cool. kinda like the stuff they have in the video section of this site.

    Your rating: None
    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    haven't figured out how to work a camera yet. that will come later. sleep is plentiful, just don't require as much a some do. oh well, can't please everyone, neh?

    thanks.

    Your rating: None
    KibunInc's picture

    Scotty wrote:
    You better take it east with the LSD. Kibun is going to slap your ass in jail!

    Looks like you are getting some good hard training!

    HA HA HA. From my knowledge of lorenzodamarith his intials are LSD that is not what he takes to obtain enlightment. :D But where has Scotty been? On a trip lately? :D

    Your rating: None
    view counter