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Choosing A BJJ School - For Competitors

Posted by SteveFicca on June 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor

 

 

As a follow up to my piece "Choosing a...

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Choosing A BJJ School

Posted by SteveFicca on May 4, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (2)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth of MMA Editor

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA schools are everywhere now. Things have come a long way from the days where there might be a school or two in your state, and even fewer black belts to be found. Times and have changed and with the rapid evolution of our sport, schools are sprouting up everywhere. So how do yo...

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BJJ Training Journal - 7/12

Posted by SteveFicca on July 12, 2011 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor




Training Journal - July 12, 2011


No-gi


Defending from front head lock/ sprawl


1. push the head away


2. hook hands inside arm pits


3. point hip down, then away to break free from grip


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BJJ Training Journal - 7/5/11

Posted by SteveFicca on July 6, 2011 at 8:47 AM Comments comments (0)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor


Position 1 - in half guard with leg over shoulder


1. leg stays tight on top of right shoulder, make grip at belt or pant leg, left hand grabs knee


2. apply pressure, fall to lay across pass


3. kick leg out, take side control



Position 2 - same ...

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Changing The Game

Posted by SteveFicca on July 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM Comments comments (1)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor


       Its been said by many individuals in many fields "I'm going to change the game". Typically this expression is used to express skill or uniqueness leading to a positive end. This is not always the case though, and sometimes life puts us in a position where game changing isn't voluntary, bu...

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June 2nd Training Blog

Posted by SteveFicca on July 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM Comments comments (0)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor

Saturday... 7/2/11 Training

Sweep from open guard (starting from knees)

1. opponent has grip on collar.  right hand takes sleeve grip, legs windshield wiper, foot goes on hip

2. pull sleeve grip across, go to half guard

3.  slide deep under...

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Working Smart

Posted by SteveFicca on July 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (0)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor


     Last night in class my instructor brought up an important lesson. Maybe the most important lesson out there, it seems to have been shunned by a majority of the modern martial arts community. Once considered your worst nightmare, this one word puts dread in the heart of kids worldwide. We're ad...

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Water On The Rocks

Posted by SteveFicca on May 5, 2011 at 5:56 PM Comments comments (3)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor



     It just so happens that when I'm not training, I sometimes have the urge to go out and have fun.  On that rare occasion, that very urge sometimes lands me in a bar.  While all my friends are out getting their drink on, going wild, and ending the night with a ton of junk food... I dr...

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The Road To The Mundial

Posted by SteveFicca on April 24, 2011 at 7:59 PM Comments comments (1)

By Steve Ficca, The Mouth Of MMA Editor



My number one goal for 2011 is to compete in (and win!) the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championship.  With the month of April winding down to a close, I find myself just six weeks away from the biggest tournament of the year.  These next 6 weeks for me will be the hardest, most focused weeks of tr...

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Coaches

Posted by Nikki Storm on December 13, 2010 at 9:37 PM Comments comments (0)



What makes a good coach? There is a saying "those who can't, coach." There is also the idea that good athletes make bad coaches. But none of these things are necessarily true. To me a good coach is someone that understands the mind of an athlete. Wether the coach was formally a good athlete or not. In order for an athlete to respond to his (or her) coach in the right way, the athlete has ...

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