Thursday, February 16, 2012

Impact BJJ

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.

22 February 2008 @ 07:43 pm 
I have been training two a days here in Oregon at Impact Jiu Jitsu for a week. One of my favorite classes here is called combat conditioning. It reminds me of a Crossfit circuit. It last for an hour and really pushes your core, endurance, and muscle stamina. I normally can roll for hours. After this class I can roll for about 10 mins before gassing.

They have this class at 5:30AM and I would go to that and come later in the day for jiu jitsu. This school, their difference is that this is a sparring school. So much sparring takes place. Learn a technique then apply it. Theory then application and it makes total sense. They have a lot of organized sparring, with different goals. Like the pass, or start stacked, or only use butterfly, etc.

All the guys here are super scrambly too, even the white belts, consistently beating me back to the knees or feet. Lots of good wrestlers too. iI loved my time here. It's a big school and they got a great kids program and those kids are going to become beasts! Tom and Mike and their instructors are all first rate. I got to roll and train with some of them like Armand and Keisuke and Omar. Made me feel like a white belt again. They like the butterfly and attacking the straight arm and scissor sweeps and knee on belly and all about control.

They were getting ready for a regular tournament series up here called Sub League so I got a lot of roll time in. These guys kicked my ass and I'm grateful!
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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