Things have been slow here at The Grumpy Grappler as I try to get settled into my new semester while at the same time getting prepared for a talk I have to give next weekend at Georgia State University in my hometown of Atlanta, GA. But while I have not had much time to post, I have been surfing the interwebs looking for interesting grappling-related articles. So, I thought I should throw together a new installment in the Grappling Links! series. As always, if you have any suggestions for things I should read, please leave me a comment! That said, here is what I have for you:
- The always illuminating Roll.tv has a great new video by Andre Galvao on how to shut down he open guard.
- It appears that Grand Master Relson Gracie--who is a real character--is flirting with a reality show. The pilot episode/preview of Relson Gracie Tour can be found here.
- A crazy video has been posted on Vimeo about Judd Reid's preparation for the 100 man kumite. Some of the training footage is unreal.
- BJJ hacks has a nice video up about Roberto Gordo's innovative work on the half guard.
- I recently watched an instructional by Ricardo Arrivabene that contains a bunch of lapel chokes. One of the sneakier chokes he shows from top side control can be found here.
- Nic Gregoriades from The Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood explains his recent collaboration with Kit Dale on their Beyond Technique DVD. Because I am interested in the conceptual approach to teaching and training they adopt, I am looking forward to getting the DVD.
- For fans of ginastica natural, here is a video that walks you through the "animal exercises."
- Over at Part Time Grappler they have a nice piece about how to create your own A game in jiu jitsu! Get to work!
- Over at Wrestlejitsu they have posted some insights into how to train more efficiently.
- The Relson Gracie Academy in Columbus (OH) has posted a nice piece of instructional that shows a sneaky choke from closed guard. It uses a cross collar set up but it has a surprise finish. I hope to try it today in practice!
OK, that it for now. Hopefully, I will get back to posting more regularly after next weekend. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these links!