Oh, it already happened. Garcia won, MMA Junkie reports:
“The anticipated MMA debut of 10-time jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia (1-0) played out like the spectacle many had expected when she stopped Seini Draughn (0-1) by first-round TKO after a sloppy, back-and-forth women’s heavyweight fight… After some wild striking exchanges, Garcia clipped Draughn with a backhand that caused a knockdown. Garcia got on top and pounded away with hammerfists until referee John McCarthy called an end to the contest.”
Feel free to check out the rest of the rest of the article, which includes the rest of the summary of Garcia’s fight, as well as the results for Kron Gracie and Feder Emelianenko’s fights.
Have a great day everyone, and see you in the New Year!
Instead of the whole resolution idea, let’s talk about goals or themes we want to focus on for the new year. What are some goals you want to achieve in the new year?
Personally, I have some weaknesses that I would like to work on: primarily my balance. I’m pretty awful at balancing on one foot- which doesn’t really matter much when you have your back on the ground, but it’s something that has always bothered me and I imagine effects my takedowns (particularly judo) to a degree, so my plan is to take the time to improve it. I may not be able to pistol squat on top of an exercise ball anytime soon, but I will at least be able to keep on foot off of solid ground for longer than 10 seconds.
How about you? What are your goals for the new year? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!
I find it funny that the subtitle to this article on Science of Skill is “What is the world coming to?” because that’s what people I think have been saying in each previous generation since the dawn of time.
Anyway, the author points out some very common misconceptions about jiu jitsu and self defense, and offers his own opinions about them. One in particular is that there is no striking in jiu jitsu- make no mistake, there is definitely striking in jiu jitsu (in regards to self defense at least) it’s just something people typically don’t focus on.
What do you think? Check it out and let me know-otherwise, have a great day everyone!
So, anyone who has talked to me for longer than 12 seconds knows that I’m a visual person: I think in very visual terms, when I speak or write I like to build an image for my intended audience, and when I learn something, I need to “see” it with my mind’s eye to understand it. It’s one of the nice things about jiu jitsu class: in addition to explaining the technique, more often than not the instructor will go through the motions of the technique, offering the best of both worlds, showing the technique and then providing additional explanation and focus on certain details.
I’m bringing this up because I know there are some blogs out there that go tremendously in depth in their explanation of a technique, and basically provide a how to: and more often than not it’s all Greek to me. Not that I lack the capacity to eventually imagine what the person is trying to explain, or that the person is somehow failing in their explanation- it’s just I can’t “see” what they are trying to explain very easily.
It’s just a learning preference: I imagine there are people out there who love the step by step, written instruction on how to do something. If so, let me know who you are, and what appeals to you about that method: I’m genuinely curious.
Hello everyone- Girl Jitsu has an interesting article (it mentions a study that was performed, so of course it caught my interest) on competitiveness. The take away from the article is to focus more on the competition itself, and less on the results- a sentiment I whole heartedly agree with. Your focus in competition should be performing well, not whether or not you will end up on the awards podium.
Anyway, check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day!