Hey guys, I had a great time going to see Lance this weekend, he misses everyone. If you get a chance to go to southwest Florida, make sure to peak your head in and check him out.
It’s cool to see him take on a tough task in opening his own school in his community.
Week 3 of Gratitude: I hope some of the kids have at least pointed out the importance of verbalizing gratitude in the form of “Thank you”. If not get them to focus on that, being grateful and showing that gratitude for their meals, the assistance with getting ready in the mornings for school, the parents taking them to Jiu Jitsu, to the instructors for teaching them the coolest martial art on the planet! tell them this week to keep an eye out on all of the things they could express gratitude for and to verbalize that gratitude with a “thank you”
Jiu Jitsu: Escape the bad positions. Sub>Sweep>Escaping the bad spot as it’s happening.
Help them understand that on the way to being swept they already know what’s happening to them, but are waiting too long to start the escape. They can begin the bump/TBR/shrimp to guard escapes as they’re happening. Create a sequence where maybe one guy can shrimp to guard and then re do the sequence so they’re each trading roles.
Jesse competed this past weekend in a last minute grappling match. got tapped out, we will get better.
Lance is doing a seminar at his gym in Punta Gorda, FL. Some have expressed going down to see him. The seminar I’m doing will be Saturday Morning .Look to his social media “revive Jiu Jitsu” for details.
Word of the Month: Gratitude
Week 2: Let them know that gratitude is a way we can feel on the inside, but that we can also EXPRESS gratitude. Ask them what are some ways they think we can express gratitude. The responses should be Verbal, Physical (hug or high five or fist bump for something as simple as lending you a pencil), Gift of Giving (basically reciprocating in the way that made you grateful) & more
Jiu Jitsu: by the end of this week we should all be caught up with Sub and Sub>Sweep. more intermediate crews we can talk about failed sweeps to subs.