Monday, May 26, 2008

UFC 84

Couldnt think of a beter way to spend a Sunday arvo (dont tell my wife) than with good mates, (Jeroen, Dave, Harry, Marco and Jason) some nibblys, refreshments and watching a few blokes smashing the shit out of each other!!! Knockouts, passouts and tapouts there was a bit of everything. Even Tito nearly pulled of a triangle/armbar with seconds to go in the final round against Machida! Keith Jardine should have Eccyed up and gone to a rave instead of getting knocked out by Silva in 38secs of the first round and BJ Penn played "smash your face" with Sheck before introducing his knee to Shecks face.

Dave had an appointment with a mop, sink and clothes line and had to rush of at the end which really left the rest of us questioning his manhood.... (again dont tell my wife!)

Friday night training is a great idea so make sure we all support it to keep it going. Hopefully Dave wont have vaginal duties that night and will be able to attend!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Victorian Championships 3 May 2008

Dave's first roll Novice Adult Gi 79kg-85kg Part 1

Dave's first roll Novice Adult Gi 79kg-85kg Part 2

Klaus's first roll Novice Masters Gi Under 79kg Part 1

One of Rick's rolls Novice Adult Gi Big Bastards



Got well and truly smashed at training last Tuesday! Nhials is really back in the groove tapping me with a very strong armbar from guard and nice choke when I was turtled! Klaus was Klaus and gave it to me and Sam was his usual squashing self! So I left training feeling defeated but not broken! An arm bar defence hit me in the forehead as I was driving home which I had clearly forgotten... I'm getting caught in guard a lot so I'm keen to rectify this. I've realised that I've had my hands in the wrong spot when posturing and after having a chat with Dave, I tried a couple of different things on Tuesday that really improved my game. Just gotta turn it up a bit now....

Tried to upload some Vic Championship fights on to youtube last night but it took to long so i'll have another crack tonight! From memory there's one of me, Dave, Rick, Klaus, Marco, Nhials (I think) and Jeroen so I'll hopefully have them up tonight.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I love these clips.....

The narrative is so true. Dont just limit yourself to one way!


Had an MRI on my dodgy right knee the other day. Apparently it's not good news!! The following is the report.....

Clinical History: MCL and meniscal tear?

Findings: Horizontal tear involves the posterior horn of the medial meniscus with the tear extending to the mid third inferior articular surface. Lateral meniscus intact. Articular cartilage over the medial and lateral compartments is satisfactory. Aticular cartilage of the pattelofemoral joint also intact. There is a small to moderate sized Baker's cyst present. There is a small effusion suprapatellar bursa of the knee joint. The ACL is slightly thickened and increased in signal and suggestive of a low grade sprain. PCL intact. The collateral ligaments are normal in appearance. Exterior tendon mechanism and popliteus are satisfactory.


1. Horizontal tear posterior horn medial meniscus.
2. Low grade ACL sprain.
3. Small effusion and moderate sized Baker's cyst.

All of which Jeroen will understand! All I need to know is that the treatment is a) necessary, b) will fix the problem and c) how log will I be off of training???

Info: The medial meniscus and lateral meniscus are specialized structures within the knee. These crescent-shaped shock absorbers between the tibia and femur have an important role in the function and health of the knee. Once thought to be of little use, the menisci (plural) were routinely removed when torn. Now we know that the menisci contribute to a healthy knee because they play important roles in joint stability, force transmission, and lubrication. When possible, they are repaired if injured. There are even experimental attempts to replace a damaged meniscus, possibly an important advance in orthopaedic medicine. There are two categories of meniscal injuries - acute tears and degenerative tears.

An acute tear usually occurs when the knee is bent and forcefully twisted, while the leg is in a weight bearing position.

BJJ 101......

Monday, May 5, 2008

Victorian Championships

What a day and night...... The usual long q signing in then weighing in (surely at least 2 scales would help?) and then what will go down in history, especially for Nial, as "the long wait"!!!!

Time delays aside it was a great day run in the usual good spirit of sportsmanship that I've seen in all BJJ comps I've been in. There were a couple of notable sooky lala's who obviously didn't like losing but overall fantastic.

Dave after a year off of comps let nerves get the better of him!!!!! Happens to the best and certainly looking at his competition and knowing first hand how Dave rolls, it was his competitor's good fortune that this was the case!! His courage and pit bull attitude was obvious when his dodgy shoulder nearly got relocated to his back!

I managed a silver in the gi masters white 79 - 85 kg after a hard fought first win which left me absolutely gassed out!!!! Nearly tapped out my opponent in the final when he crossed his feet in front of me when he had my back! No sour grapes here and he was well ahead on points but the middle of a submission attempt is not the time to stop and ask the ref if it's a legal move!!!

Got the gold in the no gi masters white 79 - 85 kg after holding out a Kimura attempt from my opponent right down to the dying seconds. He was an extremely flexible grappler and I was defending for most of the match.

Jeroen waltzed his way through to a gold in the purple big fellas adult category and then was unlucky to lose his first match in the open. There was a guard pass and back control that the ref didn't award points for that was clearly right in front of me! Hope someone got it on video!

Rickasauros dominated in the effing big fella adult white division with an undefeated run landing him 3 gold medals.

Klaus started well and was ahead on points when he got back swepped and mounted and then in typical Klaus fashion, left it until his arm was nearly torn off before tapping from an arm bar!

Marco fought very well and was beaten by the eventual winner who has been traing with the Olympic Judo team and some crazy Romanian wrestling guy!

Nial again put up a gutsy and very technical battle and nearly secured a berth to the final with a flying armbar attempt that just missed!

I didn't have my camera this time but I'll get some footage from Chris and put it on this week. Well done to all of us including the Chady and Ringwood boys!!!