We are back from California and competing at the Pan Ams, one of the biggest tournaments in BJJ. A huge congrats to Sean W for taking third place, Eric H for taking second and Vince for winning his division! All of our competitors fought their butts off, showed a ton of heart and came back with lessons learned and a renewed focus. Other highlights include Professor Todd dominating his first match, Sean S putting his first opponent to sleep, Dale also winning his first match. Tessa and Eric having nail biter matches. Also from Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu congrats to Gustavo Elias from the University for taking second in the adult ultra black belt heavyweight division.
Also competing this weekend Xande Ribeiro checked off another Abu Dhabi pro win finishing his division from the back including up and coming BJJ superstar Jackson Souza.
In class this week we have our little samauri covering mount escapes, opening the guard and the bullfighter pass. Samurai and adult fundamentals are covering attacks from the closed guard. The all levels will be focusing on attacking the back while the white belt drills will be going over back escapes and attacks. The self defense class will be going over techniques from the clinch and the punch block from the guard. The advanced class will be covering pass the butterfly guard. Remember that our self defense class right now is a limited time thing for the next 7 weeks and fundamentals starts at the usual 6 PM time on Tuesdays. We are also moving our 6 AM wednesday class to 7 AM wednesday.