Blog Posts - Open Mat



26/07/2016 - Open Mat | Quarter Guard

Class #758Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 26/07/2016Chris went through some quarter guard material he learned at the UK BJJ Globetrotter camp in Bournemouth last week, taught by dance maestro Bruno. The first was a rolling bac...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

05/07/2016 - Open Mat | De la Riva pass to Mount

Class #750Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 28/06/2016I went with an Adamson pass again today, though I'm not sure I actually drilled this this one properly during camp anyway. For the first one, you have to lock down the hip to...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

10/07/2016 - Open Mat | Knee Cut Counters

Class #751Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 10/07/2016As has been the case for most of this month so far, I spent open mat practicing stuff from Leuven to see if I want to teach it. Today, that was knee cut counters. Effective,...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

12/07/2016 – Open Mat

Class #752Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 12/07/2016Today I focused on working through some techniques with one of the white belts, as they had a long list to go through. That's always awesome to see: open mat should be about...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

02/02/2016 - Open Mat | Unlocking Armbar Defence

Class #694Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 02/02/2016I'm writing this up a couple of weeks after the fact, but checking when I put up pictures on Instagram, this was the open mat we went through the armbar grip break. They are lin...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 17, 2016

16/02/2016 - Open Mat | Step Over Triangle

Class #695Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 16/02/2016I got in some more sparring today, which is always cool. That included a chance to try out the armbar grip break from the last open mat I went to, fun times. With Mike, an inter...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 17, 2016

26/01/2016 - Open Mat

Class #693Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 26/01/2016Today we thought a bit about chokes off passes. Gripping on the lower collar is risky, as that can leave the back open and also make it easy for them to sweep you. I think it ca...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 29, 2016

17/01/2016 - Open Mat | Baseball Bat Choke Under Side Control & Turkish Get Up (Kettlebells)

Class #691Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 17/01/2016Kettlebells has been especially good this week, with loads of great stuff on the Turkish get up, my new favourite fitness exercise ever. David and the Move Strong team did a gre...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 20, 2016

19/01/2016 - Open Mat | Knee Cut Counters & Sitting Guard

Class #692Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 19/01/2016I had a question about knee cut counters today, something I've been trying to work out myself. The first thing I try is from Ryan Hall's DVDs and I think something Mackenzei Der...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 20, 2016

11/03/2015 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Open Guard

Class #633Artemis BJJ (MyGym), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 11/03/2015Drilling with Chris, he wanted to go through some guard retention stuff. That worked well for me, as then I could work on my open guard, running through what I did at the Kev private re...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 16, 2015

14/03/2015 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat

Class #634Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 14/03/2015Mostly all sparring today. I got in some good long rolls with Zoe and Laura, where I can feel the difference in their games from a couple of months ago, especially Zoe and her pa...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 16, 2015

07/03/2015 - Artemis BJJ | Pre-GrappleThon Open Mat | Back Escapes

Class #631Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 07/03/2015To kick off a long day of grappling, I headed to the weekly Artemis BJJ open mat. Small turn-out - as most people were saving themselves for the GrappleThon - but I still got in...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 13, 2015

21/02/2015 - Head Shave Challenge For GrappleThon | Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Knee Shield

Class #629Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 21/02/2015With two weeks to go until the GrappleThon, the team total is at a healthy £1,150. I've decided that in an effort to boost my fundraising and spice things up, I'm going to add i...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 22, 2015

14/02/2015 - Interview on NHBNews Podcast | Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Half Guard

Class #628Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 14/02/2015Back when I first started listening to podcasts around 2005/2006, my initial choices were the Fightworks Podcast and No Holds Barred. They were both relatively new at that time (...
by Slidey's Training Log on Feb 21, 2015

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by Government Jobs on Feb 15, 2015

03/01/2015 - Equality Now GrappleThon in March | Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Half Guard

Class #622Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 03/01/2015I'm still getting all the press releases etc together for the Equality Now GrappleThon over the International Women's Day weekend (7th-8th March 2015), but the Facebook event is...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 4, 2015

23/12/2014 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Back Take from Closed Guard & Ryan Hall's Kimura Grip

Class #618Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 23/12/2014Today we started off by working on closed guard back takes, as Chris had some trouble with it yesterday. It was useful for me too: pointing out where I was able to...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 27, 2014

27/12/2014 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Ezequiel Choke (Lapel Variation)

Class #619Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 27/12/2014It was another great christmas this year! I always head up to my parents' for xmas (specifically xmas eve, as this is the time of year we decide that we'll emphasise the German p...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 27, 2014

22/12/2014 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Shoulder-to-Ear Clamp from Ryan Hall's 'Back Attacks'

Class #617Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 22/12/2014I started off practicing one of the free stretches from Sebastian Broche's YogaForBJJ. I like the first one for the hip flexor, but I'm not as sure about the other...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 23, 2014

15/12/2014 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Arm Shields from Ryan Hall's 'The Defensive Guard'

Class #614Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 15/12/2014Taking advantage of the Black Friday sale, I picked up Ryan Hall's new DVD set (one of several on World Martial Arts recently), The Defensive Guard. Judging by the...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 22, 2014


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