Tony Es, Jeff Anderson, Ted Osburn, Jesus Armas, William Vandry, Ed Aiken, Mike Drabek, Jeremy Leigh, CJ Johnson
Thank you to all of my students!! I had a great time at our recent Association seminar. For all of our out of town associations and black belts, thank you for your support for our community. Jiu-jitsu is a martial art predicated on defeating the larger opponent. Grandmaster Carlos Gracie designed his blueprint we all follow to this day on the guard, escapes, sweeps, counter attacks, etc.. I get motivated to work on new development in Jiu-jitsu. There will be times when I spend literally a year working on something new sparring each class, assessing how the progress of a technique is developing. Counters are one of my favorite techniques to work on. We developed cutter and bat chokes, as well as escapes. Many in Jiu-jitsu are so skilled, that they don’t worry about working on bad positions. I like to work on those first. Side, mount, back, submission escapes are a never dying energy I have had since I was a white belt. When we worked our escapes, you have to know the breakdown of the submission first. I lecture to students quite often that escapes are like taking a spark plug out of the engine of a car. This way the car cannot work. I enjoyed the questions, and the counters to cartwheel passes. I want to thank my senior belts, and for all the wonderful support from my students. Seminars I begin forming officially in 2003. I design an in between development of techniques to ‘catch up’, or ‘speed up’ a student’s abilities as opposed to simply drilling techniques they already know.
Keep training, look forward to the next one!
Absorb and think,
Professor William Vandry