First city with a couch to a BJJ Globetrotters guy !
A very great pleasure to meet him, friendly guy, spent his days with me, being my guide for the town and teams!
I arrived in Bologna around noon and saw a bearded man, Harry.
After 10 min we went to a BJJ training ! (very quiclky)
With the professor and competitor Ramon.
Actually i did 2 trainings there.
He taught us a lot of techniques like the Peruvian Necktie.
His style is very explosive, and smart. He explain to us a lot of things how to have an opportunity with every things. How to block someone with your own hips.
I'm happy about this trip, because in each academy you learn a different thing, even if you already know the technique, there's always a variation or loads of different details.
Ramon taught me to be opportunist during a fight, 'cos every move of your opponent could be used against him.'
Thanks for these trainings :)
Cirenaica grappling club
We started with a soft and static warmup, yoga style. We worked a lot to stretch our spines, it looked rubbish at first if you're not open minded (but i am so i was very intrigued), finally it was totally tiring, i was sweating a lot. To do it you need a lot of resistance, balance and flexibility !
After 30 min of this warm up, we had a small time, 15 min, about the baseball choke, just to made it better.
The black belt judo gave us the lesson.
Finally we started the real training, with another warmup, run and classic warmup.
We had a lesson about triangle, how to made triangle/armbar/americana when your partner is on all fours or on his belly and defend is collar.
Very judo style, but i learn an important thing : How to break a solid defense on the belly to have a triangle.
I always have difficulties with guys who do that, especially judokas. As you probably know, judokas are strong and have a strong defense. In competitions, when you do your throw on a rubbish way and you need to continue in newaza, this defense could happen very easily.
After we sparred and finished with some sprints (gosh, man, that was sadic to put that in the end xD)
But thanks for this very interesting training !
Next step : Verona
We do like to travel and train. After a trip around Europe, we couldn't stop doing it. Unfortunately, time is not always there. We try to update this globetrotting blog as much as we can !