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I ran to my second #BJJ of the day (went to one at noon) as I have been doing lately. It was a cool early evening, but I warmed up quickly since I ran at a slightly faster pace than usual because I only had 30 minutes to get there and running the streets can be unpredictable sometimes. I got there just in time to get my #gi as my wife and the girls were exiting the car. (They drove there for their #kickboxing class.) It was a fine day to train, but we got started late since our instructor didn’t arrive on time.
That’s ok. #RollWithIt
Once we got started, we were doing #armbar and #triangle drills and then practicing passing the guard. Just practicing really. Nothing extremely interesting but it’s necessary.
Then we got to my favorite part, which is what they call rolling (in BJJ parlance). What’s fun about this is that you get to test your skills against an opponent. People of different skill levels participate.
In my case, my first opponent was a guy probably in his 30s who is a green belt, which is a step below blue belt.
I am a beginner (though I have trained before for 6 months) so I am a white belt.
We start #rolling and after a couple of minutes, he is on his back and I am on his side.
NOTE: Being on your back is not necessarily a bad thing. The cool thing about BJJ is that they teach you how to attack from your back as well.
Now I’m still new and don’t always know what I’m doing, but one thing that I like to practice and apply are chokes.
I get into a position where I have the 4 fingers of my right hand deep into collar of the gi behind the left side guy’s neck. I am controlling the rest of his body so that he doesn’t turn away and turn my arm counter clockwise.
He resists, but I have a tight grip and he eventually taps. In other words, I have successfully applied a one-hand choke submission.
I trusted my instincts and it worked!
Do you trust your instincts when it comes to things that you are familiar with?
Continued in comments...
Sometimes, when your hands are tired from all the hanging around, you just have to throw yourself down on a nice puffy cushion. Thanks @inspired2bstronger for the rolling tips (I will definitely have to work on these more) and @ginganinja_anw for the sound effect suggestion 😂 One step closer to becoming a vigilante 💪🎯🤣 #ninjatraining#tiredhands#rolling#itsfallingwithstyle
Don't what to do when it comes to rolling?
Blink and you'll miss it 👀👀👀.
Bridge runs through the must hit releases for runners.
1 Bottom of foot/plantar fasciitis
2 Calf release - Can roll or go for moving the foot
3 Glute - cross the leg over for more oomph
4 Hamstring top and bottom - get all weight on 1 leg for more bang for buck
5 Quad bottom then top - get all weight on one leg as well
6 TFL/pocket muscle release - trust us, you'll know if you've got it right 🤪🤪🤪.
⌚⌛⌚60-90 seconds in each area.
Did we miss your favourite pre or post run release spot?