Monday, October 15, 2007

Back in the Saddle

The title for this entry is a (very) clever pun since we just finished rebreaking our horse and spent the weekend riding her around and getting her training started.
That's all beside the point though. My shoulder is feeling good, but my elbow is a little sore I think I can handle that so I'm heading back to class today. I spent the last few days reading up on No Gi guard passing and have come to the conclusion that there are only two real passes. The Under Pass and the Over Pass. No one seems to have any other passes to demonstrate for No Gi. I've made it my business to master the under pass this week, and then work on the over pass next week. I'll have a more detailed entry about my work at class tonight when I get home.

Oh, I'm also playing around with some fun bodyweight exercises. I've done this project with pushups before and it worked pretty well, but I've decided to do Burpees this time. I started with 15 and I'm going to just add 1 every day until the end of the year. If I can keep it up I should be doing 90ish burpees in a row by the end.


  1. There are 3 kinds of pass - Under - Over and around. Not sure why you are trying to reinvent the wheel. Most of the HCG guys are really good passers and I know they have a 5 step blueprint that was taught in the intro class 3 weeks ago. All you have to do is ask one of the guys.

  2. I know, I missed that class unfortunately. We're supposed to be doing guard passing all this month, which I was looking forward to. It's been delayed because of all of the guys fighting this weekend. But even so, Adam gave me a few pointers today that helped me a lot. I've seen the blueprint, I just run into some specific problems that I haven't been able to address because I spend so little time in guard. I'm usually on the bottom being crushed by the bigger guys. I did quite well today if I do say so myself.