It seems that the weakest link in most BJJ practitioners arsenal is the take down. I have to admit that I get a little gun shy when I think of take down practice. That is after all how I tore my MCL last year. I was to bull headed and tried to stop my instructor from taking me down. So when my school offered a free take down seminar this Saturday I decided it was time to get into it. The best way to improve is to work at something that bothers you until you master it. I don’t like take downs because I fear injuries. I get injuries because I’m poor at it. The good old saying “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” is my philosophy. So I’m going to go to the seminar. Any of my readers in the area are welcome to join me and meet me in person. It will be held at 12 – 2pm on Nov. 7th at West Side Jiu Jitsu Academy (2236 Washington Blvd.) in Ogden, UT. It is being taught by Clint “The Badger” Christensen. Clint is well known in the area for his expertise. I understand he fought Matt Hughes to a draw. It should be good. I’ll blog later about how it went and what I learned. I might even have some videos to show.