Free Take Down Seminar From West Side Jiu Jitsu

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.

4 Replies to “Free Take Down Seminar From West Side Jiu Jitsu”

  1. I wish this was on the east coast. I have a similar fear of takedowns and injuries. I’ll be 39 in a couple of months and I worry about the mileage on my body. When I broke my finger it took 3 months to heal so I’m paranoid about stuff like ACLs that will take a younger person six months to heal.

    I broke my toe trying to avoid a takedown once so I think I got lucky when I think of how much worse it could’ve been. My latest strategy is to grip fight aggressively and make the guy THINK I have good judo skills so that he pulls guard.

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