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Grips

on July 25, 2013

This article on the value of competition. It’s on Olympic lifting, but I found that substituting “BJJ” works just as well.


Rolling to warmup. I focused on grips. Hand grips, foot grips. Grip lapels, grip pants. Pull a grip, push a grip. Grips, grips, grips. Interestingly, my hands were not tired after all this. Maybe I wasn’t gripping enough…

For drilling, we started with 5-minute rounds of any guard break/pass, then moved in to some specific ones, as many of the white belts were having trouble (or just didn’t know any passes). Some places in here, my knee was not happy, as it’s still not the biggest fan of kneeling, especially with significant weight on it. I had to bail out halfway through a couple.

Oh, so we were supposed to resist a little bit against our partners, to help make it more realistic. At one point, I went to make grips on Jen, but they did nothing. I have grips, so why am I not controlling her? I had grabbed my own pants instead of her sleeves. Yeah, it’s been that kind of day…

Couple rounds during Open Mat to finish up. I forgot mostly about gripping here, for some reason.


Tim pulled me aside at one point and said he wants me to work on rolling faster (so that I’m thinking faster and/or not thinking at all) and on being more assertive. Hehe. Right there with ya… I did remind him that I’m still focusing on my knee for now (so part of the issue is that I start to do something, then realize the knee won’t take it, and so back out), but agreed that yes, as soon as I can, that is exactly what I need to work on.

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2 responses to “Grips

  1. Tim pulled me aside at one point and said he wants me to work on rolling faster (so that I’m thinking faster and/or not thinking at all) and on being more assertive.
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    Ooooo! Ooooo! That means he’s thinking about promoting you! 😀

    • leslie says:

      Well, yeah, true, but I was more excited by the fact that I had come to the same conclusion about what I need to be working on as my coach did. That I might actually be thinking the right way again, finally.

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