Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AGIG camp

This write up is coming a bit late :-)

The AGIG camp was fantastic. Kudos to Jess Fraser and her helpers for organising and hosting the event. Also to Dave from DMMA for hosting the event.

It was two days of informative talks & presentations, rolling sessions, instruction and general quality time with the other ladies.


I hear that sessions are planned for Sydney and the Gold Coast later on in the year. I would urge any lady interested in BJJ to attend these sessions.

Friday, April 5, 2013

John Will Seminar

We had John Will for a seminar on Good Friday. A great session, as usual.

Theme: crucifix

Various entries to the positions and an assortment of finishes. It taught me a much better understanding of the whole position. But it also opened my eyes to the fact that it is effectively a specialised version of back control. I had been thinking of that, as we had looked at another combination not long before, and I idly wondered just how easy it would be to go to either crucifix or armbar, depending on whether my lower leg went over or under the body. So that was another mini-revelation.

John told a bunch of funny stories and it was an entertaining as well as instructional evening.

Afterwards, Ben was promoted to Brown Belt. Ben is just the best training partner and we were all over the moon to see him wearing the new belt.