Seminar with the boss

Posted: May 3, 2014 in bjj, brazilian jiujitsu, concepts, training

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Rodrigo Medieros, co founder of BJJ Revolution Team and 4th Degree black belt under Carlson Gracie, visited the Limerick BJJ Academy for the first time in about five years. In previous years we had to travel to seminars and not all from the academy would be able to make the trip with work/home commitments, so it was quite a big deal to have the facility to host the boss.
We had a decent showing of students with a mix of white, blue, purple brown belts and our own black belt in attendance.

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As Rodrigo is a Carlson Gracie black belt, we know that he will focus on the basics and expand from there. He spoke at length about the importance of basics and drills that would create muscle memory. With the evolution of the sport, speed and pressure are the keys to success in competition and with that in mind he told us long term we need to create our own drills that we could incorporate into our own game.
So we warmed up with guard passing drills, armbar switches, side control retention drills,open guard drills with inversions and leg drag drills before we moved onto some technique work.
So we started with a closed guard smash pass and added a couple of variations depending on the reaction of the opponent which included ending in a leg drag position. We continued with leg drag passing, applying it to open guard, spider guard, lasso guard and De La Riva guard that finished by applying a nasty little choke.
We finished up on attacking the turtle position with clock choke variations and an armbar set up that opens up other attacks. All in all a great seminar that everyone took something from regardless of rank.

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