my jiu jitsu game has finally come to a new level after plateauing for a good 6 months or so. my transitions are tight, my positional control combined with my new fatass weight has become a new threat to be reckoned with, my butterfly guard sweeps and my armbars whether they be from the guard, inverted, from the gogoplata position, from side control transition to far side armbar, etc...are my new weapons of choice. things that i need to work on: chokes, wrist locks, ankle locks, and turtle guard.
anyways...a few weeks back before my japan trip i went to the 2009 south bay brazilian jiu jitsu open. i came, i saw and i conquered. nothing feels better than getting your arm raised knowing that you just kicked the other guy's ass and also knowing that he knows it too. highlights: going without a corner man because my professor had family in town, eating a flame broiler teriyaki bowl an hour before my fights and still winning, instilling fear into my divsion that hopefully lasts well into next year and...my first flying submission in competition (flying triangle transition to armbar)! number 15 on my 100 things you should do before reaching black belt list...check! got my third stripe on my blue belt and the purple belt should come within a year from now or less. dare i say future black belt mundials champion...
brain hurting, i guess i'll think about it later.
up next: friday: northrop grumman golf tournament. imagine the tiger woods and the anthony kim of the company playing on the same team. game over. we got this. and family dinner for my dad's big announcement. long lost freak brother? long lost freak sister? saturday: south bay jiu jitsu tournament. super heavyweight? oh man, david versus goliath. except this time david is frickin huge too. and then some jbbq (japanese bbq) with the kids!!! sunday: tokyo!!!
spontaneous 4th of july big bear fishing trip:
sorry, no pictures of food this week, just stayed in and bbq'd. massive ribeye's, jack daniels whiskey, beer, scrambled eggs, thick cut applewood smoked bacon, grilled baguettes, waffles, , spaghetti, chips, etc… enough food to feed a large mexican family for a week, eaten in two days. everything was cooked in butter because we forgot to bring oil. mmmm. i guess it's salads this entire week :[., sauteed spinach, grilled corn, , gentleman's
next up: spontaneous japan trip, on two weeks notice.