3.05.2008

THE GEEZA: HOW TO WRITE A SET OF BJJ TRAINING NOTES/DIARY + 23 SUBMISSIONS

by: The Geeza

1. Make a BJJ Positions Outline in a word-processor file (you can cut and paste the Chapter titles below!).

2. Take a note book to each BJJ class you attend and make notes during the technical section of the class paying careful attention to the details that the coach highlights; the fine points emphasized are often what make the difference between the technique working or failing.

3. When you get home, spend 15-20 minutes transferring your written notes into your Microsoft word file. Over time, your file will grow into an impressive collection of notes and knowledge about BJJ.

4. Think of a question or two to ask your coach or training partner at the next class.

Learning BJJ is all about having an answer to the problems you are presented on the mat. You have to master two types of tasks; defensive ones and offensive ones. Virtually all situations you encounter will be in one of a number of standard positions, such as being in your opponent’s guard or in their half-guard. So you need to structure your thinking (and notes) based on the position skeleton outlined below. Think of each BJJ class you attend as a piece in the overall jigsaw puzzle that is BJJ. Here is a basic positions outline to get you started with some section titles for your notes. You can keep one file for no-gi and one file for gi.

Some Starter Chapter Titles for Your Submission/BJJ Training Notes

1. Stand-up

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

2. Opponent in My guard

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

3. Opponent in My Half Guard

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

4. Opponent has Side Control

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

5. Opponent has Knee on Belly

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

6. Opponent has Mount

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

7. Opponent has My Back

Defensive techniques
Offensive tips

8. Me in Opponent’s guard

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

9. Me in Opponent’s Half Guard

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

10. I have Side Control on opponent

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

11. I have Knee on Belly on Opponent

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

12. I have Mount on Opponent

Offensive techniques
Defense techniques

13. I have Opponent’s

Offensive techniques
Defensive tips

14. Linking Moves and Fight Strategy

Until you have a set of moves you can perform in all these different positions, it is unlikely you will think much about how to link your moves together. But the real gains and jumps in knowledge, and in your learning, come when you start putting groups of moves together. This last section 14 of your training notes will be where the real value added comes for your game. There are some money moves in BJJ that can lead to a big lead in points which in turn means you can then be more aggressive in your submission attempts. So here are a few examples of Cash-Combinations to stimulate your thinking about linking moves together.

1. Jumping over the guard to mount – this gives you 7 points – a good lead in any match!

2. Hip Bump Sweep to Mount – 6 points.

3. Passing the guard straight to knee on belly – 5 points.

4. Also failing these cash-combinations can nevertheless rack up useful points. Let us that say you attempt #2, The Hip Bump Sweep to mount, and fail, and end up in your opponent’s ½ guard. You will get 2 points for the sweep, advantage for the mount attempt and advantage for the ½ guard. 2 points and 2 advantages for what is actually one movement!

5. Also certain submission attempts link together really well – for example, chokes can lead to arm bars, arm bars can lead to triangles, triangles can lead to omaplata which can lead back to triangles, which can lead to shoulder locks, which can lead to wrist locks and so on. The combinations are endless and you have to find what works best for you.

So why write training notes?

BJJ takes a long time to learn and anything you can do to help speed up your progression is worth doing. Writing down the techniques that your coach shows you will accelerate what is inevitably a slow learning process. Also, you can look back at your notes months and years later and if they are well written, you will be able to visualize (and hence practice), the techniques that you learned and notated. It is easy to leave a BJJ class and forget most of what you were shown if you do not write it down; no-one can remember everything they are told (especially of you are moderately retarded like me). Writing well organized notes is your single best aid to memory. Furthermore, if you keep good notes you can see where you have holes in your knowledge without having to wait until you get on the competition mat to find them.

When you write your notes on a particular technique, write them as a series of bullet points. Also write them as if you were describing the technique to someone over the telephone and that way you will have to be crystal clear exactly what it is you are describing. Make special note of where each hand, arm, foot, and leg is, and also what you are doing with your head and hips. In the long run, the 15 minutes you spend writing up each class/technique will save you having to learn the same techniques over and over again, will ensure you have actually taken a technique away from class and will make you a better grappler faster.

Here are some links to submissions filmed mostly at EU BJJ Tournament, Lisbon, January 2008. Please do let me know if I have spelled any names wrong.

Submission #282 - Victor Estima vs Renato Tavares
01:13
Victor Estima vs Renato Tavares (colored belt). EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008. This is not a move that just came up - it is a carefully rehearsed part of Victor's arsenal.


Submission #273 - Victor Estima vs Jonatas Novaes
01:10
Victor Estima (white gi) vs Jonatas Novaes. EU BJJ competition Lisbon, Jan 2008


Submission # 275 - Otavio Sousa vs Black Belt
03:22
Otavio Sousa (white gi) vs Black Belt (anybody know who?). EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008


Gracie Jiu Jitsu vs Pencak Silat - Big Match #4
08:50
Pencak Silat is a martial art practiced in Indonesia and around S.E.Asia. Jiu Jitsu is a martial art practiced around the World. This video starts with a funny story about Fransino meeting some Pencak Silat guys with a view to swapping techniques and sparring. The second half of the video is to show what can happen when a martial artist trained in Pencak Silat spars with a BJJ player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_L9q-d4XOI


101 Submissions By Geeza #48 - Jean Paul Grodin
09:24
Highlights from the 5 matches Geeza had at the EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Portugal, Jan 2008.
1. Geeza vs Andy Costello.
2. Geeza vs Kevin Leavitt.
3. Geeza vs Jean Claude Grodin.
4. Geeza vs Rafael Skymanski.
5. Geeza vs Andy Costello. (more) (less)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGe2lXQGZZw


Submission #269 - Ryan Hall vs Guillherme Baudoin
02:28
Ryan Hall (white gi) vs Guillherme Baudoin. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8pQfEZt7Z4


Submission #267 - Reinaldo Ribeiro vs Bernardo Pitel
04:12
Reinaldo Ribeiro (white gi) vs Bernardo Pitel. EU BJJ Tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5x8ZefOfAU


Submission #281 - Louis Shark Serao vs Marcus Erarus
04:50
Louis Shark Serao (colored belt) vs Marcus Erarus. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaetF-vMqtM


Submission #279 - Paulinho vs Alexandre De Souza
06:21
Paulinho (white Gi) vs Alexandre De Souza. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g74oXg2TYTU


Submission #278 - Alan do Nascimento vs Michel Correa
07:08
Alan do Nascimento - brasa - (blue gi) vs Michel Correa. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbZ4RZjuIqI


Submission #277 - Luis Felipe De Oliveira vs Jose M Rangel
00:43
Luis Felipe De Oliveira (bottom) vs Jose M Rangel. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AXz6Hn2zIc


Submission #276 - Jonatus Novaes vs Cawr Truus
09:08
Jonatus Novatus (white gi) vs Cawr Truus. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L4kEByS6BA


Submission #274 - Anderson Ailva vs black belt
10:00
Anderson Ailva vs Black Belt - (anybody know name?). EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFUw0X4pNGg


Submission #272 - Ryan Hall vs Vince Parra
03:13
Ryan Hall vs Vince Parra (colored belt). EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixaB95VDDh4


Submission #271 - Pedro Quinta vs Mark Jones
06:34
Pedro Quinta (colored belt) vs Mark Jones. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_PGddcB_T0


Submission #270 - Martin Jonsen vs Pedro Santos
04:58
Martin Jonsen (white gi) vs Pedro Santos. EU BJJ competition, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8u9NDsq6Lk


Submission #268 - Sergio Rosalan vs Yolan Untman
03:36
Sergio Rosalan (colored belt) vs Yolan Untman. EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewee_Y0Tm9I


Submission #266 - Eyrick Hellman vs Johannes Andersen
03:55
Eyrick Hellman vs Johannes Andersen (colored belt). EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlbycL56pYY


Submission #265 - Daemon Stascha vs Grest Jatoh
02:36
Daemon Stascha (blue gi) vs Crest Jatoh. EU BJJ Tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVEffKxftEM


Submission #264 - Pedro Galao vs Franca Lopez
06:57
Pedro Galao (colored belt) vs Franca Lopez. EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qub9XB9mxY


Submission #263 - Bentley Smedu vs Henri Putin
03:02
Bentley Sedu (colored belt) vs Henri Putin. EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgzwx4UPgd8


Submission #262 - Kenzo Fry vs Ahom Bazi
05:03
Ahom Bazi (blond hair) vs Kenzo Fry. EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd-uY8f1THo


Submission #261 - Giuseppe Meletti vs Stanislav Wykcz
05:28
Giuseppe Meletti vs Stanislav Wykcz (colored belt). EU BJJ tournament, Lisbon, Jan 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfv8Q-a7yOk

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Anonymous said...

I've seen your video "Pencak Silat VS BJJ". Your sparring partner is not pesilat, he is a bJJ student too.... So, it shows nothing, just your bullshit.....
If you fight with the real "Pendekar", you are just nothing.... You could feel the real fight, and taste poisonous punch....

Anonymous said...

I've seen your video "Pencak Silat VS BJJ". Your sparring partner is not pesilat, he is a bJJ student too.... So, it shows nothing, just your bullshit.....
If you fight with the real "Pendekar", you are just nothing.... You could feel the real fight, and taste poisonous punch....

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