Morning fasted

2023 Chicago BJJ Championships are happening this Saturday. I have one GI opponent and another no-gi in my rank/age/weight bracket.

Now, note to self: don't get injured in practice like last time!


Didn't think I had it in me when I first woke up, but after a protein shake, a cup of coffee, and a 15 minute dog walk, I hit the basement for some Madcow 5x5

Lunchtime (Gi)

40 minutes of two options for passing half-guard, followed by 20 minutes of positional rolling (starting in half-guard).

I was not able to pass a single half-guard with what we learned - everyone was ready for it LOL.

Lunchtime workout

Trying to detox from weekend drinking and establish some base numbers before introducing change so we may see the effects.

Sleep stress levels, HRV, and "body battery" were clearly effected by the few drinks I had over the weekend, but 30 minutes of elliptical was not a problem.

Lunchtime workout

Few light weightlifting sets:

- deadlifts
- bent over rows
- bicep curls
- skull crushers

Elliptical morning workout

30 minutes this morning to get the blood flowing.

Jiu-Jitstu Training

My knee is hurting quite more for about a week now, so for a while I plan to do the drills but skip rolling.

Today we learned a double-arm bar attack from a closed guard that works with or without the gi, crucifix attack when one opens your guard and goes for under/over pass, and a kimura or triangle attack if they go for double-under pass.

Lunchtime Jiu-Jiutsu

Going over a few transitions from side-control to knee-on-belly, mount, and s-mount. Also one way how to get out from knee-on-belly.

Last 20 minutes was a killer "pass-or-sweep" cardio workout: two blue belts were switching of passing my guard for first 10 minutes then vice versa. I was completely dead for about a minute afterwards (would never push myself this hard otherwise).

Lunchtime Jiu-Jitsu

Arm drag from closed guard, hip escape to the side, scissor trip and roll to take the back. Go over 7 chokes from the back again. Roll twice.

Jiu-Jitsu Training

Reviewing three sweeps from closed guard. No rolling.

Three weeks left to my first competition. Trying to train 5x/week till then.

Lunchtime Jiu-Jitsu

One way to open and pass a closed guard with double under hook to side control, and if getting under hooks fails passing an open guard. And 5 minute roll.

Evening Jiu-Jitsu

Reviewing 7 chokes from the back and rolling.

Lunchtime Jiu-Jitsu

More wrestling takedowns and some "pass or sweep" s

Lunchtime Jiu-Jitsu

Drilling more wrestling style takedowns and 2x 5 minute rolls.

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