Decided to make a concrete physical list after reading a feature on A-game camping at shogunhq.com.
So essentially this list functions by myself making a commitment to using and practising these techniques rather than my A-game. My A-game will still get practise regardless as some tough guys will give me no other option. Practising stuff on the list will without a doubt lead me to getting tapped and dominated more, but it also without a doubt make me a better grappler. Gotta think of the big picture!. Kick the ego to the curb.
The stars indicate priority. Have also added time expected to take to get them to the level I want. Depending on how things go this could take longer or shorter than expected.
The list as of today:
- Taking the back from guard, half guard and top positions. **** (2 month+)
- Achilles lock and knee bar setups.** (under a month)
- Maintaining knee on belly.* (month+)
- Specific pressure on the diaphragm.*** (under a week)
- Omoplata's.*** (under a month)
Recently stumbled upon Roy Deans articleson being a Uchideshi for a year. Which is a live in student essentially.
Roy Dean began training in martial arts at the age of 16 when he moved to Japan as an exchange student. While there he received his shodan (first degree black belt) in Kodokan Judo.
At age 19 he began training in Aikikai Aikido under Kalvin Koshiyama, eventually serving as uchideshi (live in student) under Julio Toribio. By age 24, he had received his shodan in Aikikai Aikido, and Enshin Itto-Ryu Batto Jutsu (Iaido), as well as a sandan (third degree blackbelt) in Seibukan Jujutsu.
Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began under Claudio Franca in 1997, where he received his blue belt. In 2000 he began training under Mr. Roy Harris in San Diego and was promoted to purple belt in 2002, brown belt in 2004, and the prestigious black belt in 2006.
So some genuinely very interesting stuff, not to mention the real life stories contained in the articles.