Posted by forlogos on May 16, 2007
As previously posted, I went to the 2007 ADCC finals in Trenton, NJ a few weeks ago. I’ve been busy since then, so I haven’t had time to blog about it. But I was there and it was cool!!
Anyway, here’s some video from the 2007 ADCC. All have no sound and were shot with either a Canon camera or binoculars with a digital camera.
Just click on the thumbnail
Superfight: Roger Gracie vs Jon Olav Einemo
Marcelo Garcia anaconda choke finish
Marcelo Garcia vs Alexandre Cacareco
part 1 Marcelo Garcia vs Pablo Popovitch
Marcelo Garcia vs Rolles Gracie
Robert Drysdale vs Marcelo Garcia
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Posted by forlogos on May 7, 2007
I’ve been rather busy lately and haven’t been able to post anything for over a week now. Here’s my catch-up post for what’s been happening:
I was finally offered an internship last week and as a result I’ve had to make some very difficult decisions. I’m making a bold move in leaving my job to take this internship. It’s what I’ve wanted to do. It’s easy to talk the talk, but when it comes to leaving my job – – which pays for school, in which I’m comfortable in, am paid for, and have a great boss to work with – – to take an unpaid internship and face so much uncertainty, the first steps taken to walk the walk is very difficult. I’ve decided to take the internship part-time and have settled for a 3-day, unpaid work-week schedule. I’m hoping to have found a paid position or internship by the time the fall semester starts. If not, I’ll study full-time and really worry about what to do about getting an income again.
I’ve gone to three BJJ classes since my last post. I don’t remember much about them now, but I do remember drilling one of the first techniques I learned in BJJ, armbar from the top of North-South & a few other alternatives you can do from there and a few side control escpaes. (If I find time, I will post pictures of the techniques with my snowboard instructors) With my summer class schedule, I will be going to BJJ mostly on the Monday and Wednesday one hour classes – these classes are too short. Next term, I will definitely fix my schedule so I can go to the longer classes. I started out by going to the one-hour classes twice a week and learned some, but I didn’t really start to get better until I started going to the longer classes. Can’t wait to have those classes regularly again
I’m very close to hitting my one-year anniversary of learning BJJ and the 6-month mark for this blog. Yay for me!!
This weekend, I went to watch the 7th (2007) ADCC World Championships in Trenton, NJ. It was a wonderful two days. Marcelo Garcia is really the best fighter to watch. Xande Ribero, Kyra and Rolles Gracie, Leo Viera, and Jeff Glover all gave spectacular performances. Actually, I don’t know all the fighters names – many of them were really great, most of them were impressive and truly inspiring. Am at work as I’m typing this, and damn, I really want to roll!!
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Posted by forlogos on April 15, 2007
My knee has been hurting in a new way lately. I think it has to do with how I changed how I sit at work. It just stresses my knee.
And then a few weeks ago, the bottom part of the same knee swelled up, but not the usual swelling, this one looked like a malteser (that chocolate snack) or something appeared inside my knee. I iced it and it went away. Now it just hurts when I kneel on it – which happens very often in BJJ.
Then on friday someone knee barred the same knee. I twisted my leg to try to get out of it, but the guy kept adding pressure. I quickly tapped out cause I know its a dangerous submission (thanks to this blog post) and that the twisting subs are the worst in the kind of damage that they do. Now that same freakin’ knee hurts on its sides and I can’t keep it bent (like when I’m seated) for long.
O brother. I hope my damned right knee is ok. I’ve had painful knees many times before, thanks to tkd, but not different stuff like this all at once.
Regarding ADCC, I might be going to the world finals in Trenton, NJ in May with some guys from the academy. I do hope the plan falls through and that we can still get tickets. It’s gonna be a real trip to see the best of the best in BJJ battle it out!!
Oh, and you can get the ADCC dvds with your Blockbuster online membership. Blockbuster online is blockbuster’s answer to Netflix – – same deal, same system, same prices, but you get more. I love it!
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