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.
I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. I would like us to do another progression month but this time from closed guard bottom into the top positions. Last month we worked from the top to dominance. Make November a month of FUN. Let the kids play, let them do a lot of drills, make the drills into team games etc.
November WOM: Gratitude-the quality of being thankful/ readiness to show appreciation for and return of kindness
Week 1: Discuss the Meaning: Ask the children what their definition is
BJJ: Closed guard submission offense
-Armbar>Triangle>Omaplata *option for pit stop
Congrats to all competitors. Here’s what I dialed in on
Kids- When trapped in the closed guard, when our team is the top player, we had no idea how to break grips and open the guard. This can be difficult when staying grounded, we must know how to open the guard by standing up without being double ankle swept.
Adults- Goods and Bads, not my favorite rule/point set, they seemed to be throwing out submission attempt points for pretty much anything and everything. I think a big thing is not pausing in positions. KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AND KNOW WHERE YOURE GOING. You have to believe in your/our Jiu Jitsu. Commit, deal with the consequence after. I saw ATT won all the adult titles, due in large part to us and Rush MMA no doubt. we may end up getting a belt. So great job guys.
Curriculum- Finish any closing mount and back mount offense/defenses
Next month we begin anew.
Word of the Month: Goals! The object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result
Goals Are important to have. Too Often we go through the motions without staying focused on the end state. What are some goals that the students have in their life? No response is too silly or dumb. Can be to save up money for a toy, beat a level of a video game, make a ____ Team for middle school next year, etc. the variety of ages will show you what they focus on.
Let’s Have a special GOAL SETTING Seminar Friday October 21st After the Muay Thai class at 7:30PM. Hang out on the mats. Collaborate on our goal setting and share some goals with one another that you don’t mind sharing. Some of us need some accountability.
Double Leg>Sprawl>Front Head Lock Counter Attacks
Dedication: Remember that YOU aren’t the only one that needs to learn the importance of dedication. There are others around you all the time that aren’t dedicated and they need Leaders to show them what dedication really is. You can’t tell the younger or more inexperienced Jiu Jitsu students, you need to show them what it is. Do this by being disciplined during class and approach every piece of instruction with an attitude of one who is ready to learn and get better.
BJJ Theme: Side Mount Submissions
Remember, this is for competition. The students should have learned how to open the guard by standing or on the ground and pass the guard vs retention. Let’s now work on some side mount subs. Kimora, Key lock(Americana), Armbar, easier stuff for the kids.
Remember no open mat or class Saturday. I hope to roll with you guys 12-1:30 in Dublin!
WEEK 3 of Dedication: With a Competition Coming up, we must understand the life of a competitor. Competitors can’t just put in part time dedication but expect the full time results. We must come to Elite/Comp Class, come to open mat and train hard with other kids or adults. Jiu Jitsu is like anything else, put in the most perfect reps possible. What else can we do to be dedicated for our JJ when at home?
ADCC was spectacular, for those that need to see more of it, we have the FLO SPORTS app on the tv in the back room, you’re welcome to go back and pull up anything you need.
We opened the Close guard both standing and grounded and did appropriate passes as well as showed replacement. Lets work on passing the knee shield half guard This week after moving to it from the opener of your choice. After showing a Pass, show some retention from the knee shield half and how to get back to a guard of your choosing. Positional Training a lot.