Tuesday, June 30, 2009

No Classes on Saturday, July 4


Due to Independence Day, SCMA will have no formal classes on Saturday, July 4. We'll pick back up on Monday, July 6. If any keyholders would like to come in for an open mat over the weekend, please post on the forum the day/time in which you'll be available.

We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday.


The SCMA Instructor Team

Monday, June 29, 2009

Professor Bruce Shepherd Seminar Recap


Several of us from SCMA yesterday attended Professor Bruce Shepherd's seminar at Full Moon Martial Arts Academy in Jeffersonville, IN. As always, the quality of instruction was incredible and he covered some solid techniques.

We began with a throw combination involving osoto-gari, ouchi-gari, and tai-otoshi. These throws work well off of each other and can be applied in gi and no-gi situations. The rest of the seminar involved a submission series from the Kese-Gatame position and a Q&A. Again, all good stuff.

If you haven't had an opportunity to train with Professor Shepherd, definitely attend the next seminar he conducts. Come armed with your questions, too, as he's like an encyclopedia for all things jiu-jitsu.

We'll see you all on the mat -- tonight!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Open Guard Movement Drill


Here's a nice open guard drill that combines movements from two sweeps. Very nice transition from one move to the next. This comes courtest of Kurt Osiander, a black belt under Ralph Gracie. Enjoy, and we'll see you all on the mats -- tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Professor Shepherd Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Seminar This Sunday


Full Moon Martial Arts will host a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar conducted by Professor Bruce Shepherd, a 3rd-degree black belt under Marcello Ferriera. The seminar will be held this Sunday, June 28th from noon to 2:30 p.m. Cost for the seminar is $25.00 if prepaid, and $35.00 at the door the day of the seminar.

Below is a map from which you can get directions. Let us know if any of you would like to carpool.

Let’s all come out and support Professor Shepherd for what plans to be another excellent seminar!

See you all on the mat – this Thursday!

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Professor Pedro Sauer -- Rolling in Iceland


Gracie Iceland Pedro Sauer representative, Johann Eyvindson, posted this video of himself and Professor having a friendly training session at the last seminar. Very good flow and demonstration of technique! Eyvindson was promoted to purple belt by Professor that weekend. In addition, Johan will be bringing eight of his students to the Fall Training Camp in Louisville, Ky., in November. More details on the training camp will follow, but start saving now so you don't miss out!

Congrats again Johann!


Sweet Tournament Technique

Courtesy of Victor Estima...guard sweep attempt to armbar. Smooth.

Gracie Academy Technique of The Month


Here's a nice cross-side to mount triangle-armbar combination attack, from the Gracie Academy's Technique of the Month series.

See you all on the mat -- Thursday!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Eduardo Telles At Pedro Sauer Training Camp -- Video


Excellent work on the mats tonight! I'm working on another video of some recent classes and hope to have it up in the coming days. In the meantime, here's a brief training session featuring Eduardo Telles at Jeff Gordon's Academy for Professor Sauer's Summer Training Camp. 

See a familiar face in the video? Allan Manganello, from Louisville Martial Arts Academy, has a match with Eduardo at around the 4-minute mark. Good stuff.

See you all on the mat -- this Thursday!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships


Here's a nice video narrative that summarizes the black belt matches from the 2009 Mundials. 

Enjoy, and see you all on the mat later this morning!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Marcelo Garcia Interview


Great interview with three-time world champion Marcelo Garcia. Check it out and we'll see you all on the mats tomorrow for 2.5-hours' worth of solid training!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Felipe Costa and Robert Lovi Seminar


Attached is a cool video of World Champion Felipe Costa doing some light sparring with Pedro Sauer Black Belt Robert Lovi at a recent seminar. It's nice to see the action at a reduced pace. You get a chance to really examine the transitions between techniques and explore strategy at a deeper level.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sometimes You're The Hammer, Sometimes You're The Nail


This video is of instructor Roy Dean competing in the 2009 Mundials. Remember, it takes a lot of courage to step out onto the mat, and, win or lose, you walk away with valuable lessons learned. The two matches below show this contrast in action, and we appreciate Mr. Dean for being so humble about his performance...win or lose.

Actually posting a video of oneself losing is a rarity on YouTube. But there's no shame in losing to Victor Estima, that's for sure. Enjoy.

Friday, June 12, 2009

2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships


Here's an excellent recap of instructor Roy Dean's experience competing in the 2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Contains some great photos and an thorough summary of his time on the mat.

Enjoy, and I'll see you all on the mat when I return from Colorado!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More 2009 Mundials Action...

Marcelo Garcia 

Brown Belt Super Heavyweight Final 

More to come...

2009 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships -- Roger Gracie Matches


Here are a few of Roger Gracie's matches from the most recent World Championships. Not sure how long they'll be live on YouTube, but you'll notice that Roger Gracie is a machine. He won all of his matches (I believe there were nine total matches between his weight category and the open-class) with chokes from the mount.

There are some nice takedowns, sweeps and transitions in all three matches that I've linked together below. The next video will automatically play after the previous one ends. Again, I'm not sure how long these will be "live" so catch them while you can.

Train hard while I'm in Colorado -- see you all on the mat when I return!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Open Mat Sunday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m.


We will be hosting an open mat tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Come ready to train gi or no-gi tomorrow. If you're working on the blue belt curriculum, bring a gi. The session will last until 1:30 p.m.

See you on the mat!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

No-Gi Starts Thursday, June 4


Remember that tomorrow's class starts our Thursday/Saturday no-gi curriculum through August. Mondays are still going to be a designated gi class. Come ready to train hard and look at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu through a new lens. 

See you all on the mat!  

Monday, June 1, 2009

Brown Belt Demonstration -- Roy Dean Academy


Here's an excellent demonstration of technique and knowledge of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Courtesy of instructor Roy Dean. You can check out his academy at www.roydeanacademy.com.