I was lucky to attend a seminar with Dustin “Clean” Denes this month. Five hours…one technique…OMOPLATA. while he showed some variations at the end we primarily drilled one technique to perfection. Dustin’s philosophy is when he shows you a technique…you’ll have it for life! While the seminar was scheduled for three hours Dustin made sure we got our money’s worth…five hours in he was still ready to go longer… half the attendees didn’t make it to the end. Hands down one of the best seminars I’ve ever attended! Chop Certified!
“Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.” – Winston Churchill.
Always have a training objective when sparring. The goal of training is not to win but expand skill-sets…training is not a competition. Always be humble…ego has no place in a learning environment and will hamper progress. Continually work on weak areas and view them as opportunities to expand strengths. Train at least 3 times a week and improve fitness off the mats at least 3 times a week.
Long Term Goals: (1 to 5 years)
* Continually develop a conservative game focused on applying the fundamentals at a high level.
Intermediate Term Goals: (6 months to 1 year)
* Improve escapes and submission defense.
* Drop two weight classes.
* Improve vale tudo / self defense skill-sets.
Short Term Goals: (1 to 6 months)
* Develop schedule to focus my weekly sparring goals.
* Devote one day a week to drilling & weak areas.
* Improve mount submissions.
Weak Areas: Strong Areas:
* Flexibility *Guard Passing
* Heavier opponents *Open Guard
* Escapes *Sweeps
Prior to finding Jiu Jitsu I studied Combat Sombo (Sambo) for two years. This mini-documentary is an excellent overview of the art…while Jiu Jitsu is my passion I will always have a special place in my heart for this effective martial art. Bjj4life!