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Today I taught them some basic drills from side control. I taught them how to keep their opponents hand from gaining bonus head control. I taught them how to manipulate into the guard, I taught them how to turn and pick up for a single leg takedown. Then I taught a knee bar from both positions.
We went in progression and both Baylen and Ryan seemed to catch on very well. I feel as if these is not enough time to concentrate on all aspects. I could spend a few hours on groundfighting alone, or any aspect for that matter. (Judo throws, takedowns, groundfighting, small circle techniques, series, kicking, punching, etc etc)
I have to cover all aspects and I try to cover them all, but it never seems to be enough.
I will do the best I can and learn each and every day that I teach how to become a better teacher.
I have to keep a track of the days I train in Muay Thai.
I have memorized combo 1, 2 (a), 2 (b), 2 (c), and 3. I feel I am catching on quickly. Now just because i know the combos, doesn't mean I have learned how to put maximum power behind the kicks or punches, but I'm working on it.
It's a difficult task to learn something totally different. I have always taken martial arts in which strikes were focused to certain areas. Now Im learning how to put power into my punches and elbows and destroy my opponent with power.
I think learning how to use my Ki in projecting this energy through my opponent will help. I will work on that as well as the basic technique.
Everyone seems to have their firsts. Well today I had my first in a new studio.
The Lions Den in Coeur D'Alene offers a wide array of the fighting arts. I decided to take the submission grappling and Muay Thai. They have Brazillian Jui-Jitsu as well and boxing and kickboxing, but I took the things I thought I could develop more into my own Jujitsu.
I had a class today and it killed me. I am out of shape. I teach already three days a week and now I am going to learn three as well. I guess my classes are easy because these made me have a side ache and muschle spasms and the whole works. I loved it.
Todays class went very well. It started with the basics, then we went through the first ten throws. After the throws I had them compete to see who could score more throws on who. It was pretty darn even.
Then we switched to a kicking exercise to teach ma-ai and entering. Its a very good exercise. They both did well on this. I'd like to see better footwork, but that will come in time.
After that we worked on ground fighting to submission. Both of them are showing improvements.
Then we went to escrima. Block check and counter over and over.
Then blocking exercise.
Its a lot to cover in one class, but its all necessary to becoem a proficient fighter.
Ryan handed me four more CDs. I listened to one already and it was awesome as usual.
So we had another great class. We worked on Gokyo and arm bars from standing and on the ground. He seemed to catch on really fast. At first he had a hard time with the hammer lock or standing kimura, but he got it after time.
He seems to be frustrated on the ground. Why? because Ryan is used to being taught something and then doing it with perfection. Ground Fighting is the type of fighting that is not natural for some, but others it is. My job as an instructor is to make it natural. Once he gets used to being on the ground and starts to see that the things we do standing can be done on the ground, he will be just fine.
I look forward to seeing him develop as a great fighter. I am sure he will do very well in all aspects of this art.
He brought me a Concordance today. Talk about kind. I felt awkward receiving it because I ask for nothing. I train him for a reason. I do not choose just anyone to teach on a personal level. I have chosen three people that are humble, intelligent, mature, and willing to trust me.
I did however appreciate the gift. It was awesome. He's already taught me more than I have taught him. He has given me knowledge that is worth more by far. It's not he who owes me, it's I that owes him.
I willinglyg accepted this awesome gift and I will do my best to put it to good use.
I feel bad for not having read all of EG Whites book, but over time I will read it all.
I look forward to teaching this man more of what I know, even though it can
So I have been watching this reality show and I am loving it. I have been training since I was 10 and I am now 30. I figured I was too old to fight in competition anymore, but after watching some of these guys go at it, I now know I could get back into it.
I have decided to join the local gym that offers, BJJ, Muay Thai, Submission wrestling, Kickboxing, boxing, and freestyle fighting. They have fights very often and they are a growing spectacle here in Idaho and E Washington.
I am going to talk to the instructor there and probably start training in Muay Thai and submission wrestling next week sometime.
Now, I have extensive ground experience and I have studied a mix of martial arts all of my life. I am good and I have yet to lose in Sport Jujitsu. I am undefeated.
I have however noticed that my stand up fighting doesn't flow as well as my ground fighting. So I have decided to take Muay Thai to gain as much as I can on my feet.
Even with all of my years experience on my feet in Karate nothing compares to Muay Thai on your feet. I believe Jujitsu and Muay Thai are the best combination for an all around great fighter. Both of these styles you can actually compete and practice against someone that is definately going to intend on hurting you and vice versa. I can't wait.
I am going to train my heart out this entire year and then I am going to submit an application to the Ultimate Fighter.
I will continue teaching and train at least 6 days a week for the e
So todays class was an intro to the orange belt requirements. I explained that for Orange Belt his techniques are going to ahve to get way better. To me Orange Belt is the hardest Belt to achieve. You have Yellow, and know a few things, but aren't very good at them, whereas, Orange you had better be pretty decent at all the techniques. His kicks and punches need to be worked on extensively. He has some issues with his left side, which we all have issues. We just have to work through them. I will not hold him back, but I will command excellence in technique this belt promotion.
I went over the ten Judo style throws left and right. Then we covered Ikkyo, Nikkyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo, and Gokyo. Now I have been showing him these techniques throughout the entire time, however, I have not presented them in order this way.
We first covered Ikkyo and to be honest, you can spend an entire class working on any "one" of these techniques. I went with about ten reps on each side and then we switched in order, in the same fashion.
He was able to create pain to the point he needed, but his footwork was off. I understand that footwork is key to technique and it will come naturally after time, however, I must correct him, or it will never change.
I look forward to seeing him grow as a martial artist.
I presented him his yellow belt today, and his certificate.
This is my first certificate through the PCMA. I must say they were speedy, supportive, and the certificate was very nice