This weekend had a lot of Jiu-Jitsu action with Rafael Lovato Jr and James Puopolo winning in their respective Fight to Win Pro 11 matches by collar chokes. You can see when Lovato gets the mount people are not prepared for the amount of pressure he brings. Our own Andrew Vu competed and had a good showing as well. Also at EBI, Felipe Fogolin made it to the semi-finals. I competed against Felipe in the finals of pan ams in 2008. He has great takedowns and awesome submissions.
In local Jiu-Jitsu we headed up to Catalyst BJJ on Sunday to learn from 4x world champion Lucas Lepri who showed some great details for passing that we will go cover in our advanced class. Lucas is a beast to train with and I appreciate my black belt Todd Kornfield for bringing him out. Lucas won his first world championship in 2007 and most recently this year in 2016.
In advanced class we will be covering guard passing drills and some passes from Lepri. In the all levels we will continue to work on attack x guard from the knee shield. The fundamentals will be working on their open guard and attacking submissions. The Samurai's will be working on their guard passing and submissions. The Little Samurais will be working on the movements to back control. The children will be talking about impulse control in their mat chats.