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Re: Jiujutsu mind, beginner's mind...

Post by Soupbone » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:14 pm

Back to the grind after several weeks of a break.
Santa was really good to me this year as I got battle ropes and a schwinn airdyne for my home gym. I was also able to train Bjj 4 times over the holiday break. I am on-call this week, so I won't be able to train bjj, but I will be able to work on my conditioning.

2015.01.05

Easy 10:00 on the airdyne
10:00 vinyasa flow
20:00 airdyne including 10*00:30 intervals
00:30 work 00:30 rest battle ropes intervals for 10:00
10:00 moderate airdyne

Meditation 15:00

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Post by Soupbone » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:24 pm

2015.01.05 p.m.

45:00 yoga and meditation

2015.01.06

Easy 10:00 on the airdyne to warm up
5 tibetan rites
50 pushups
50 body rows
30:00 cruise on the airdyne
10:00 meditation

Yoga tonight

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Post by Soupbone » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:21 pm

For the foreseeable future, I will not be able to maintain this log or my blog due to other commitments. It has been a good run. I will still lurk around now and then.

Kiotsuke.

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Post by johno » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:32 pm

Damn, Soupy! I'll miss your log.

All the best...hope your other commitments are the "good" kind.
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Post by Soupbone » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:42 pm

johno wrote:Damn, Soupy! I'll miss your log.

All the best...hope your other commitments are the "good" kind.
Thanks for the kind words.
It's all good really, I am so busy with work right now, I have very little time to update anything, plus I am starting to implement plans to start a bjj club on campus. But whenever I have a spare moment, I will drop in and post what I am doing currently, without the OCD need to keep everything current.

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Post by Soupbone » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:56 pm

Just thought I would drop in and say Hi!

I am doing yoga, walking and meditation every day, not for "exercise" but for the health benefit. I am doing bodyweight exercise or grappling specific conditioning about 1x per week and grappling 2-3x per week at 2-3 hours a pop. People are saying that my side control is unbearable and people are tapping from the pressure alone. But I have some great training partners and they are helping to keep me sharp.

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Post by johno » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:26 pm

Good on you, Soupy!

Stop by any time.
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Post by Soupbone » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:41 pm

Greetings one and all.

Soup has done something he never expected to do.

He left his academy.

Long story short, a lot of things were going on that contributed to it. Some things were mildly irritating, others were indicative of a major lack in integrity. After my game stagnating for a while, a slew of injuries, and things heading in the wrong direction, I decided that the academy was no longer the place for me. I sought out the main professor and we talked about it. The conversation had 2 outcomes: 1) The Professor and I remain friends. 2) We agree that it is time to walk separate paths. While the professor was cool about it, several people in the academy have treated me in a way that I would not treat my worst enemy. So some people I thought were brothers, I have lost as friends. However, I found an academy that is 30 minutes closer to my home, $25.00 a month cheaper with no contracts and the guy who runs it is a bb directly under Royler. He teaches bjj the way I believe it should be taught. In the 2 weeks I have been at the academy I now leave knowing what I need to work on, exhausted, happy and if I got in an altercation on the street or in a submission only match, I know I would come out on top. I am actually leaving the academy happy that I went, and I haven't had that feeling since January.

Goodbye Gracie Barra

Hello Gracie Humaita.

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Post by TomFurman » Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:42 pm

Martial Arts managing life decisions. Done with class. Very good.
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Post by DARTH » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:47 pm

Soupbone wrote:Greetings one and all.

Soup has done something he never expected to do.

He left his academy.

Long story short, a lot of things were going on that contributed to it. Some things were mildly irritating, others were indicative of a major lack in integrity. After my game stagnating for a while, a slew of injuries, and things heading in the wrong direction, I decided that the academy was no longer the place for me. I sought out the main professor and we talked about it. The conversation had 2 outcomes: 1) The Professor and I remain friends. 2) We agree that it is time to walk separate paths. While the professor was cool about it, several people in the academy have treated me in a way that I would not treat my worst enemy. So some people I thought were brothers, I have lost as friends. However, I found an academy that is 30 minutes closer to my home, $25.00 a month cheaper with no contracts and the guy who runs it is a bb directly under Royler. He teaches bjj the way I believe it should be taught. In the 2 weeks I have been at the academy I now leave knowing what I need to work on, exhausted, happy and if I got in an altercation on the street or in a submission only match, I know I would come out on top. I am actually leaving the academy happy that I went, and I haven't had that feeling since January.

Goodbye Gracie Barra

Hello Gracie Humaita.

Oss.

Glad you could leave with things cool with the big man. I know I am hated by a man who was like family but loyalty is a two way street and this is not Japan circa 1562. It also sucks when people you've always treated well give you the cold shoulder about some stuff they don't know the half of.

But it's great you found a school that is more in line with how you want to practice the art.

It's good that you found a school with less bullshit, closer, less expensive and without a contract.

Shugyo! Soup Sensei!




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Post by Holland Oates » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:54 pm

Good for you soupie. I'll never understand the issue with changing BJJ schools. I'm a paying customer and I work my ass off supporting my school and investing my time but if I decide to leave there shouldn't be any issue.
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Post by Soupbone » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:46 pm

Thanks gentlemen. I appreciate your thoughts. More drama unfolds but the decision to switch was one of the best I ever made. The gracie humaita me would destroy the gracie barra me and it would be ugly.
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Post by Soupbone » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:53 pm

New Year, Same me.

2016.01.03

First run of the year in a long time.
45:00 run/walk on the Blackburn track.
Going to try to make this a habit.

2016.01.04

Meditation 10:00
Mobility 10:00

OHS 45#x5; 55#x5; 65#x5

Deadlifts 135x5; 185x3; 225x2

100 push ups
25 pull ups
50 trx rows

Janda Sit ups 2s5r

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Post by Soupbone » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:38 pm

2016.01.05

Yoga- 30:00
Meditation 20:00 (2*10:00 bouts one before and one after yoga)

I have been doing a lot of thought regarding a training template and have arrived at something that looks a lot like the Isaac Hayes Template or a Bill Starr article I read in MILO years ago when he was limited on equipment.

My foundations are going to be running/walking, yoga and Gracie Jiujitsu.
I will plan on attacking my strength work in 2-3 week blocks (DJ gets credit for that TF gets credit for Isaac Hayes):
BB compound block (I picked up a 300# oly set for xmas)
kb/cb/mace block
Calisthenics block (TRX, etc.)
Foundation training

I am using myfitnesspal to track calories and macros.

Since 11/11 I have dropped about 12#, we will see what the new plan brings.

GJJ tonight.

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2016.01.05

Guard passing from standing:
strike variation>double under pass
shuck the knee>knee slide
countering the double ankle sweep
countering the open guard to torreando pass

"King of the Hill" guard passing drill 45:00

3*10 rounds of rolling.

2016.01.05

Door to Door plus 12 laps on the college cinder track in 45:00. Felt good.

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2016.01.07

Meditation 10:00
Mobility 15:00

Overhead squat 45#x5; 65#x2s5r
2kb c&p (24k) 3s5r
Deadlifts 135x5; 205x2s3r
Ab wheel 2s5r

brief stretch

I have to work tonight. No GJJ.

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Welcome back.
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Post by Soupbone » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:19 pm

johno wrote:Welcome back.
Thanks!

2016.01.08

Brief mobility
Just under 4 miles run/walk

2016.01.11

Brief mobility
Just under 4 miles run/walk- holy balls it was cold this morning. In the single digits.

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Post by Soupbone » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:49 pm

2016.01.12

Meditation 10:00
Mobility 10:00

OHS 45x5; 65x2s5r

Hang cleans: 65x3; 95x3; 135x3 (waaay too heavy, no snap)

Deadlifts 135x5; 185x5; 225x5

After every set of every exercise I did 10 pushups and 10 body rows

Ab stuff

GJJ tonight

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