It's pretty common for people who practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to jam or sprain--or even break--fingers and toes. Most of us don't stop training when we injure these small joints, but they hurt like a beast and can really impede your ability to grip and post.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I am no expert on Jiu-jitsu. Half the people at Fabio's have forgotten more about Jiu-Jitsu than I've even had the chance to see so far. Still, having the opportunity to see a lot of people come and go in the last two years, I have learned some things that might be helpful for beginners in the sport to understand.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 4:07 PM
Friday, July 22, 2011
Stephanie and I have agreed that if we ever win another gold medal at a tournament, we will stand up on the podium and give this motivational speech at the top of our lungs. I am pretty sure we would get a standing O.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 8:00 AM
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I have a severe allergy to dogs. If I am around dogs for too long, I break out in hives, my eyes swell and my throat swells shut. It is most of the time accompanied by fits of sneezing. I HATE being allergic to dogs because I love animals.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 6:26 AM
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This afternoon, I grappled one of the blue belts at our school, Salsa John, twice. Whenever I grapple him, he generally makes me work to pass his guard and he tries out different sweeps and different things to defend his guard. He is a very mobile grappler in whatever position he is in, and it is no different in guard, so I make very little progress actually passing.
Posted by A.D. McClish at 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 7, 2011
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Posted by A.D. McClish at 7:04 AM
Sunday, July 3, 2011
We have a superhero hiding in plain sight at out gym, pretending to be an everyday guy. By day, he is Josh Hagan, an unassuming carpenter and bjj blue belt under Fabio Novaes. By night, he is Delilah the Lion Killer!! ;) We have long called Josh by his superhero name, Delilah, after he made his son cut his flowing locks of hair just before a tournament, leading to his loss! But Delilah decided to use his powers for good this week. Check out this awesome story in our local news paper about how Josh stopped a car jacking using a rear naked choke!! You're my hero, Josh!