JKD & BJJ "Was that round tough? Not really. Oh you want to do one more? NO!"
- first the shuffle kick
- next high fake (hands snap out and up, use eyes) to shuffle
- finally the high fake to the shuffle (which is evaded) follow with cross
Two passes in BJJ:
- In de la Riva, control hook side lapel, slide hooked leg across opposite thigh put knee to floor, lapel control arm keeps elbow in hip pockets, free hand detaches other leg and then controls same side arm. Free foot by kicking with free leg.
- In koala guard, you create frame with "koala'd" side arm grabbing kimono cross collar. Partner controls your far leg, dives to front for sweep. Drop "koala'd" leg's knee to floor, across partner's thigh. Intensify frame, putting your elbow to partner's ear. Imagine trying to pry their head off. Your free hand controls the kimono sleeve nearest floor. Free foot by kicking with free leg.
A number of years ago one of my students decided that he wanted to fight MMA at a local bar. He decided to do this at the next "show", which was a week away. He had been training regularly, but had not been getting ready for a fight in particular. I had never prepared anyone for a fight before and tried to dissuade him to wait a little so we could prepare him. With a weeks preparation he went, got in the ring with a considerably larger opponent and won in under a minute when his opponent was DQ'd for headbutting him and opening an inch long and about as deep gash in my student's face. From that point I vowed that I would do all that I could to help someone from my team prepare for a fight be it as simple as being a punching bag (which I have been a lot) to a coach (which I pretend to be on occasion). They could take advantage of this or not, but I would offer my body and (meager) skills.
Today I worked with two of our fighters. I held punch mitts (at least that's what I call the hybrid boxing glove-focus mitts) and worked on tightening up their boxing and reaction. Also concentrated on avoiding "no-man's land" that is the distance where fighters are close enough to trade but to close to adequately defend, either close or open the space, don't let Mr. Murphy win your fight. We also worked the four pathways to clinch. We worked one "dirty boxing" round, using a simple wrestling pummeling drill to transition into a break (return cross-hook-cross), a rip (and counter rip), and plum/side thai clinch. We finished with a combat sports Tabata protocol round of 20 second intervals with 10 second shadow boxing. The intervals were
- Crosses and Hooks
- Mountain Climbers
- Crosses and Hooks