Jan 262012

I’m really excited to be training regularly again.  I had been diligently making two classes per week and was looking to bump that up to a routing of three classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Then the Snow Storm came, followed by the freezing rain and down went our power.

And now, after all of that, I have this really nasty cold.  I started feeling bad on Sunday and by Monday morning, I gave up at work and went home to bed.  Now, a few days later, I feel worse, if that’s possible.  My head is pounding and I can’t stop coughing.  I’m chugging Theraflu like it’s fruit punch, and I just can’t wait to feel better.

I’m going to give this through tomorrow, and if I don’t feel better by then, I’m going to go see what the doctor has to say.

In the meantime, I’m really enjoying all of the videos that everyone’s posting.  Jason Scully has been killing YouTube with his terrific “8 minutes or less” videos.  Here’s the latest:

There’s also this one I picked up on Facebook.  It’s a compilation of some pretty damned spectacular takedowns from the Russian Nationals.

Enjoy and I’ll hopefully be feeling better and back on the mats soon.

Jan 042012

In case you haven’t stumbled across these lately, Jason Scully has been on a tear, posting some interesting videos for BJJ. Not instructionals, per se. They’re more like… reminders. Refresher training to bring all of those techniques we’ve learned over the years back to the top of your mind. I think they’re very helpful. Posted below is his most recent, 57 Guard Passing Techniques in Just 8 Minutes. He’s also posted closed guard attacks, half guard, and a few others. Worth a look.