Saturday, August 16, 2008

Great training today

It was probably just a regular training for everyone else in the class today, but I managed to go through a full day of training for the first time since a got my injuries a few weeks ago. I can only use my right hand as a knife-/judochophand with my thumb in, but it worked out pretty well for me today. Since I couldn't control my opponents wrist with my right hand, I had to work on getting under- and overhooks in the guard instead an voila, an oooold friend, the butterfly sweep, just came by for a visit.

Anyways, I managed to spar for a total of about an hour and a half, then did some pullups and work in the rings afterwards. We just got a new 8 meter pullup bar with rope and rings, and all our weights have been collecting dust since it came up :D We also bought a hammock to hang in it, which I use a lot in the daytime when just relaxing before class.

Besides the training, I am getting to ride my bicycle a lot these days due to the nice weather. It is almost meditating to just stroll home through the city for half an hour after a good, hard practice.

What a perfect way to start a beautiful sunny weekend!! :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

First injuries in a long time...

I have had a really good period with no injuries since february and training has been going great in a very high intensity. Then last week, I got three injuries almost at once. My old neck injury came back, I got some small problem with my knee and I have sprained my right thumb badly from one of the guys upkicking it from guard.

I almost forgot how annoying injuries are, but I guess it is the price I am paying for the life I am living :) I am getting some good treatment and hope to be back on track as soon as possible. I need to be able to train because I am promoting my next big MMA event, Adrenaline 3 in one month, and there are many guys from our gym who are fighting and could use me as sparring partner. For now, I am sticking to coaching them and organizing their training, drills, gameplans and so on.

Lately, I have also been working hard on relaunching my gyms website. So far, it has been updated with some videoclips from each of our classes, but I am currently working on shooting a lot of new photos and giving it a structural and design update. Here are some a clips we have produced from my BJJ and MMA classes:

To watch the rest of them, visit