Congrats to Xande on winning the Abu Dhabi Pro in Florida this past weekend. Takedown, pass, mount and choke!
As mentioned before we are planning a pre pan am training camp in San Deigo. After talking with Xande we decided on the week of Feb 27th. Saulo will be back from his seminar tour and the prep for Pans in March will be in full swing. This is going to be open to people not competing in Pans as well, but be sure to come in good shape! If you are interested let me or Tricia know. We will be putting together some Air B n B rooms. We had a great time last august in prep for Masters worlds and this will be a nice way to get some nice weather in Feb.
We are only a couple weeks away from the Fight to Win Tournament and Pro card. We have Ashley and Tessa in their respective matches.
Also we are starting on one of my favorite mat chats with the Little Samurai's and Samurai's: goal setting! They will learn how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals. After two months of talking about growth mindset this really is the perfect subject to launch next. In technique the little samurai's will be going over their scissor sweep and america. The Samurai's will be going over their scissor sweep and collar drag.
The fundamentals will be warming up with their single leg takedown and passing followed by escapes from side control. The advanced will be working on their reviewing their gameplans from the feet to the submission. The all levels will work on passing to the back.
Last weekend Coach Hannah ran a great girls open mat on Sunday with fifteen female grapplers getting together to train. The skill level ranged from multiple Fight to Win pro competitors to brand new people. It is great to see the Colorado female grappling community come together.
We have the Fight to Win Pro with Ashely and Tessa Friday, Feb 10th (ask them for tickets) and then the tournament the following day.
Last week was rocking with classes. Make sure you are learning the new names and faces that are at the academy and keep the family vibe going.
We are going to be doing promotions this week for our Little Samurai's starting on Monday and Samurai's starting on Tuesday.
In the Fundamentals and Samurai classes we will go over the single leg from standing and passing the guard. The all level will go over the cross knee pass attacks. The advanced will be covering attacks from the feet.
Just a heads up that we will be have normal schedule though the MLK Jr holiday. Our schedule has changed a little bit with our 6 AM class with Coach Gavin moving to Wednesday. Here is our current schedule.
In competition news my instructor Xande Ribeiro started off the year great with a win in the Abu Dhabi grand slam this weekend. He showed off some great weave passing and hand in the collar guard. Also congrats to Nick Hall of Catalyst BJJ for winning his mma fight with a triangle choke on Friday. Nick is a frequent addition to our Tuesday pro training. Here is a video of Xande finishing his kimura vs the deep half guard.
In future competition news we are showing off our female competition crew at this Fight to Win Pro event with Ashley facing off against Brittney Elkins and Tessa facing off Jennifer Perez. If you want to support and view the event you can ask them about getting tickets.The tournament will be the following day on Saturday, Feb 11th. With the tournament now just under 4 weeks away we will start getting ready for it.
Also we are also planning on sending a team to compete at the Pans in california in March along with a prep trip out after the Fight to Win tournament.
In the youth classes the little samurai's will continue to go over the kimura submission while the samurai's will go over their tripod sweeps.
The fundamental class will be going covering their osoto gari takedown and open guard. The all levels class will be going over their cross knee passes and attacks. The advanced class will be going over their x guard to the leg drag.
For some fun, here is a video showing how to avoid tapping out to my friend Tom Feister.
Happy new year from the Jubera and Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu family! I am very proud of the hard work that we put in last year and I am really excited about the next year of BJJ. During the break I was able to get a lot done to prepare for 2017 to be our best year yet and provide even more for our students and parents.
I expect some big classes this week as people come back from the holidays. So make sure to introduce yourself to any new faces or reconnect with friends you haven't seen for a bit.
In the coming weeks we have a girls open mat on Sunday, January 22nd. Talk to Coach Hannah for details. It has been great to have a strong female community that trains with passion is
Our next tournament is Feb 11th.Last tournament we earned our first team trophy beating out many larger academies with great technique and determination. I hope to be able to repeat our results this time.
The next international tournament on the calendar is IBJJF Pans on March 15th-19th. This is one of the biggest tournaments of the year and is held in Irvine, California. In preparation for our international events we want to do add some travel training camps. Our first one before Masters Worlds last year was a blast and this will even be open to those not competing. I will have a specific date for this after talking with Xande and Lovato Jr.
We are starting off the year working on Saulo's seoi nage shoulder throw and side control attacks in the fundamentals. The advanced classes will follow with working on x-guard entries. The all levels will be working on cross knee passes and attacks. Our little samurai's will be working on their kimura attacks while the older age group will be working on the tripod sweeps.
I am excited to start the 2017 off with some great Jiu-Jitsu.
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