Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bodymechanics drills - Rickson style!!

I think that bodymechanics is a skill you need to work on just like you need to work on technique, strength and cardio. It is something you can do on your own and for me personally, it has really benefitted my game a lot.

I have a pretty large repertoire of bodymechanics drills in my game at the moment, and I am showing my most common in this video. I have not really learned them from anywhere specific, but picked them up a few at a time along the way from seminars, training with different people, ginastica natural videos, capoeira training and also made a few up myself. I hope you can use some of the drills yourself, I would recommend anyone to do them or something similar as a part of their grappling training.

I've wanted to do this video for a very long time, since it is something that people ask me about quite often. Finally I got it done, and I really hope you like it, cause I had sand EVERYWHERE when I was finished LOL

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Going to Thailand

I am going back to Thailand tuesday next week, and will be there for two weeks. I was there in February with my girlfriend and it was an amazing trip. Primary plan is to relax on a beach while all the Christmas craziness is passing by at home, but I will also visit a few gyms down there and see what I can find of training.

I will be in Tiger Muay Thai from the 16th-20th, where my friend Philip will try to get an MMA fight at the BBQ Beatdown event on the 19th. Hopefully they can find an opponent for him. After that we go to Koh Phangan, and I will try and drop by Jungle Gym, who supposedly should have some grappling training too.

If anyone who reads this is in those camps at the same time, let me know and we can do some training :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Thanks to everyone who congratulated me on my promotion. Ofcourse it is a nice acknowledgement of the time and work I have put into BJJ, but I must say, that what I am most proud of, is the fact that we just managed to hand out 11 blue belts and 5 purple belts to our team. I am honored that all these guys are inspired by the training and feel like putting so much effort into reaching these milestones together. I hope they - and many others to come - will continue to enjoy this amazing sport with me for a long time :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Faixa Marrom

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Video from latest turnament in Sweden :)

Went to a turnament in Sweden this weekend with a team of about 20 guys. Lots of beginners joined in who did great. Really looking forward to work with these talents in the future :)