Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Mendes brothers, morotes, and training in general.

Thanks Vidush for pointing me towards these two... they're amazing. Check out the drop seoi nage around 6:26 too...

I'm still training hard, but not quite as hard. Maybe 6-7 hours on a long day, 3 hours on a short one. Still psyched about the competition ahead, oddly enough :) However in tonight's competition class I realized during takedown drills that I was afraid of being crunched or injured. Normally I'm blithely ignorant of those risks, but tonight, I was a chicken. Which meant I tensed up before every shot, grabbed their back (during no-resistance takedowns) and failed to properly breakfall, resulting in me getting quite rattled and sore (and took a nasty hit to my ribs too.) But the positional sparring in the rest of the class was quite fun. Until I decided to (probably rudely) ask my partner to stop telling me what they thought I should do to retain mount (I was working a particular position in mount and they thought I should not work from there.) I hope I didn't come across like a total bitch.. normally I want input and feedback but this time I wanted to work it out for myself. And they weren't in the stfu frame of mind, I guess.

Oh well.


Anonymous said...

looks like a cool video. ill have to check it out more thoroughly when i get home. the computers are work have a crappy video card...very choppy.

I also wanted to ask you if you knew anything about how the charity paypal thing was set up for Haydn Clasby. I was hoping to something of the same for a grappler that I train with that was in a really serious car accident over the weekend. I made a post about it HERE.

Georgette said...

I think you can just receive monies through Paypal... to get the money "out" of paypal, you have to connect a bank account to your paypal account, but otherwise I don't think there's any special things you have to go through to do it. You could ask Haydn's people, but when I got some funds from a sponsor, that was how we did it. Worked out fine. I'll repost your stuff on the blog... sorry about your friend!

The Part Time Grappler said...

Excellent!! Whatever happened to "no talking on the mat!!"

I'm so chuffed you did that