1.05.2008

BLOG NEWS: 2007-2008

Hello,

I've now gotten myself settled back home and am eager to get to training. The holidays have really taken a toll on my body as I have barely touched the mat in recent weeks and emptied more than my share of pint glasses. It's always great to see family and friends but it's now time to get back to work...sigh.

A lot has happened this past year in 2007 and I am very proud to have started this blog. I'd like to see this project as an extension of my own journey in BJJ. It's been a real pleasure to connect with so many people that share a passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling/MMA. I want to thank everyone who has submitted info and updates for me to post. I'm pretty much out of patches to give which I guess is a good thing, haha. I will just have to make more but will work on a new design.

I would like to extend a special thanks to a few people that were there to support this thing from the get go. Pedro 'Bebe' Schmall, Mark 'Vesuvius' Simmerman, Niko Han, Nicolai 'The Geeza' Holt, Stephen Kamphius, and Kei Kita. Ultimately, it's everyone who's taken part and interest that makes this blog a success, thanks.

BACK TO BUSINESS!!!
With that said, I would like to share with you another Geeza installment to inspire you for a new year.

by: The Geeza

I am scared.
I am not ready.

I competed last year.

My wife will not let me.

I got promoted too early.

I do not trust the referees.

I need to work on my cardio.

I cannot afford to get injured.

I am not as good as those guys.

I do not want to let the team down.

I am still working on my game-plan.

Everyone will remember if I do badly.

I have not been training much recently.

I am just not in the right mindset right now.

I retired from competing once I got this belt.

I cannot get down to my weight-class that quickly.

And so the slippery slope of excuses for not competing goes.

Bar one excuse I have never heard; I only have one leg.

Here is something that will inspire you; a video of a lady with one leg competing.

The match will give you a tremendous insight into guard passing. It is clear that if you go against a one-legged player, you should pass on their leg side. The general principle this match emphasizes is: pass on the side over which your opponent has greatest control.


What is your 2008 New Year’s resolution?


I EXTEND THIS QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU AND POST ON THE BJJ-ASIA FORUM. WHAT IS YOUR 2008 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION?

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