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I’m really looking forward to the fight between BJ Penn and Diego Sanchez as it should be a great one. I’m hoping that BJ pulls out the win. What do you think about that fight?

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Joslin’s Canadian Open Grappling Results (No Gi)
Sunday November 8, 2009

Men’s Divisions

Place/Name/ School

(30+) Masters 178-202.9lbs (advanced +2 years)
1 Steven Thursten 10th Planet
2 Andre Gonsalves TPAAA Martial Arts
3 Mark Taliano DATC

(30+) Masters 203lbs and over (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Paul Oddi Point Blank
2 Dwayne Barnes Premier Martial Arts
3 Ted Barnes Kicks for Kids
4 Jason Phillip Gracie Barra

(30+) Masters 178-202.9lbs (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Troy Ferreira Bama
2 Shane Blenkinsop Bama
3 Roy Crowder Joslins
4 Ben Laradie Brucktagon MMA

(30+) Masters 158-177.9lbs (advanced +2 years)
1 John Rogers Borelands
2 Andrew Bowler Joslins
3 Paul McGrath Extreme Couture
4 Allan Codinera TPTM/SBG Toronto

(30+) Masters 158-177.9lbs (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Grawville Power Dogg Pound
2 Jason Bouer CSW
3 Chris Tindale Kumo JiuJitsu

(18+) 142.9lbs and under (advanced +3 years)

1 Ostap Manastyrski Extreme Couture
2 Terry Ng Ascension

(18+) 173-187.9lbs (advanced +3 years)

1 Mathew Northcott Bruckmann MA
2 Hale Miller AJAX BJJ

(18+) 208-227.9lbs (advanced +3 years)

1 Bryan Fedynyszyn Ascension
2 Behzad Homa Ultimate MA
3 Paul Stark Bruckmann MMA
4 Fabian Vernazza University Grappling

(18+) 158-172.9lbs (advanced +3 years)

1 Jason Saggo Sisu
2 Jog Clements Iron Tiger
3 Allejandro Ravrell Schilling BJJ
4 Marrio Curran Hamilton School MA

(18+) 142lbs and under (intermediate 1-3 years)

1 Darson Hemmings Extreme Couture
2 Dylan Balla Joslins
3 Justin Fisher 10th Planet
4 Andrew Cseh Ascension
(18+) 228lbs and over (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Brock Millar Tap Star
2 Evan Bourgoin YMMA
3 Bill Cottrell Titan Combat

(18+) 208-227.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Matt Dicenso Ascension
2 Nick Bunic East West Haplucilo
3 Danny Dionne Team Ruthless
4 Nick Whittal Brocktagon

(18+) 188-207.9lbs (advanced +3 years)

1 Mike Kocmarak Joslins
2 Adam Defreitas Schilling BJJ
3 Daniel Ferrelli DATC

(18+) 173-187.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 J.C. Cousin Gracie Barra/Joslins
2 Joseph Thomas Gracie Barra
3 Mike Guermoudi Dogg Pound
4 Joe Khamoll Joslins

(18+) 228lbs and over (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Richard Stcouer Extreme Couture
2 John McPherson Bama
3 Shawn Haines Premier Martial Arts
4 James Eldridge Brocktago MMA

(18+) 158-172.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)

1 Spencer Lina Alliance Dragon BBJ
2 Mathew Pollotta Extreme Couture
3 Ryan Minakel MAS
4 Jared Hirleney DATC

(18+) 188-207.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)

1 Kevin Vernan Ascension
2 Daryl Urbanski Martial Art Axis
3 MikeDeldegan Coalition MA
4 Shawn Young Coalition MA

(18+) 142.9lbs and under (beginner (0-1 years)
1 Andrew Vargas Extreme Couture
2 Cory Liu Extreme Couture
3 Chris Ghaly Gracie Barra
4 John Sorenson 10th Planet

(18+) 143-157.9lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Marc Jhingraw Lin Martial Arts
2 Robert Rende Dragon Alliance
3 Steve Vetsavong Gracie Barra
4 Joseph Kowalvn Team Canada Black Belt

(18+) 173-187.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Scott Tobin Dogg Pound MMA
2 Ben-Micah Theophilus Ascension
3 Brett Maltby Borelands
4 Justin Young Warriors MMA

(18+) 188-207.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)

1 Ried Harkness Alliance Dragan
2 Bojan Markovic Herritage MA
3 Brent Belzun Team Ruthless
4 Anthony Zemtson Schilling BJJ

(18+) 158-172.9 lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Shane Campbell Iron Tiger
2 Jay Gauthier Northern Alliance
3 Robert Pallotta Extreme Couture
4 Corey Suiergosz Northern Alliance

(18+) 143-157.9lbs

1 Dylan Claru Ascension
2 Tony Weir Mas
3 Alan Allcock Team Ultimate
4 Brad Graham Point Blank

Women’s Divisions

117.9lbs and under (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Sierra Picton Ascension

118-147.9lbs (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Tiffany Bayliss Open Mat
2 Candace Wilson Ascension
3 Sierra Picton Ascension

148lbs and over (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Gabrielle Stan Queen’s TMA
2 Janna McNevin Coalition Martial Arts
3 Julia Dimarcantonio Ascension
4 Shanice Szmidt Iron Dragon Kung Fu

Junior Divisions

Age 7-8 60.9lbs and under (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Patrik Leder Budokan BJJ
2 Raiden Geluch Extreme Couture

Age 7-8 80lbs and over (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Brian Caetand Extreme Couture
2 Hudson Oliver Joslins
3 Nikolas Bjelajac Joslins

Age 9-10 74.9lbs and under (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Drew Wood 10th Planet
2 Valerie Beland Arts Martiaux Evolution
3 Daniel Rapsey Extreme Couture
4 Benjamin Abou Gamma

Age 11-12 91lbs and under (advanced +1 years)
1 Annie Claude Beland Arts Martiaux Evolution
2 Siraj Ali All Canadian
3 Nigel Crosswell Crosswell MMA
4 Levi Mercer Joslins

Age 11-12 92-115.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Anthony Romero Ascension
2 Shane Craft 10th Planet
3 Austin Azzoparoi Extreme Couture
4 Austin Latimer Ascension

Age 13-15 146lbs and over (advanced +1 year) boys
1 Wyatt LeBlanc Joslins
2 David Tharme Clarie Grappling

Age 13-15 119.9lbs and under (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Joseph Martin Joslins
2 Deryck Pellogelere Brackton MMA
3 Stephan Pallotta Extreme Couture
4 Josh Pascon Joslins

Age 13-15 120-145.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)boys
1 Kinan Kichuck Lin’s Martial Arts
2 Brian Conkery 10th Planet
3 Mikhail Francis Dogg Pound MMA
4 James Binokosky Hwa won yue Hapkido

Age 13-15 146lbs and over (beginner 0-1 years)boys
1 Mitchell Ascension
2 Trevor Freeburn 10th Planet
3 Gabriel Ng Extreme Couture
4 Aaron Crombez Brooktagon MMA

Age 16-17 179.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)boys
1 Mathew Churly Team Ruthless
2 Adam Blackadder Matador
3 Ryan Vanderzalm Ascension
4 Darcy Gagnon Premier Martial Arts

Age 16-17 145.9lbs and under (advanced +1 years)boys
1 Kevin Phillip Defensive Arts

Age 16-17 145.9lbs and under (beginner 0-1 years)boys
1 Terence Bent Joslins
2 Dillon Gregoris Extreme Couture
3 Marek Nowak Extreme Couture
4 Gordon Head Gracie Barra

Age 16-17 146-179.9lbs (advanced +1 years)
1 Johnathan Brun Gamma
2 Tyler Martin Matador BJJ
3 Jared Hirleney DATC

Age 16-17 180lbs and over (beginner 0-1 years)boys
1 Cedrich LaBonte Team Revolution
2 Tyler Regan Team Ruthless
3 Ian Soucy Brocktagon MMA

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Joslin’s Canadian Open Grappling Results (Gi Results)

Saturday November 7, 2009


Men’s Adult’s Division

Masters (30+) 161.9 and under (advanced +2 years)
1 Derek Rorier Black Panther JJ
2 Chris Wellstoud Martial Arts Planet
3 Allan Codinera TPTM/SBG Toronto

Masters (30+) 162-181.9lbs. (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Philip Moore Bama
2 Paul Tataryal Osman BJJ
3 Chris Tindale Kumo JiuJitsu
4 Wayne Ettinger Black Panther

Masters (30+) 182-206.9lbs (advanced +2 years)
1 Sam Pasazzi Dayboll
2 Jason Fedor BBJJ institute
3 Steve Cadrin Black Panther
4 James Evan Peloton

Masters (30+) 161.9 and under (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Mike Rider Kombat Arts
2 Barry Berman West Island Jiu Jitsu

Masters (30+) 207lbs and up (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Vito Cricenti Gracie Barra
2 John Canestaco Buffalo Training Center
3 Graham Bettes Gracie Barra
4 Anthony McDonald ACMA

Masters (30+) 162-182.9lbs (advanced +2 years)
1 Andrew Bowler  Joslins
2 John Rogers BoreLands
3 Tyler Crawford Dragon Alliance
4 Paul McGrath Xtreme

Masters (30+) 182-206.9lbs (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Kevin Ong Lin Martial Arts
2 Troy Ferreira BAMA
3 Jack Vaccarello FFC Gracie
4 Jason Tillmanns Joslins

Masters (30+) 207lbs and up (advanced +2 years)
1 Rob Ynes Family Karate

(18+) 146.9lbs and under (advanced +3 years)
1 Ostap Manastyrski Xtreme Couture
2 Frankie Talens Ascension
3 Terry Ng Ascension
4 Andrew Perrault Alliance

(18+) 212-231.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Antonio Dimitrovski Mcmaster
2 Al-mughira Itabib Bishido JJ

(18+) 212-231.9lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Paul Stark Bruckmann MA
2 Bryan Fedynyszyn Ascension

(18+) 177-191.9lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Mathew Northcott Bruckmann MA
2 Jeremy Sius Gracie Barra
3 Mat Rocca Gracie Barra
4 Josh Bither Dayboll

(18+) 232lbs and up (beginner 0-1 year)
1 John McPherson BAMA
2 Ramsen O’chara Clarks Grappling
3 Daniel Plamondon Black Panther
4 Scott Bond Binders Alliance

(18+) 147-161.9lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Justin Darbyson Sam Osman
2 Simon Lip Gracie Barra
3 Victor Ramas Schilling BJJ
4 Steve Vetsavong Gracie Barra

(18+) 192-211.9lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Sam Osman Schilling BJJ
2 Mike Kocmarek Joslin’s

(18+) 146.9lbs and under (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Andrew Cseh Ascension
2 Kyle Muraloff Robinson’s
3 Fernando Carranza Gracie Barra
4 Ryan Fleming Gracie Barra

(18+) 147-161.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Pete Campbell Sisu
2 Arther Chaudramohan Ascension
3 Daniel Davis Franco Behring +Joslins
4 Straty Demakos Gracie Barra

(18+) 177-191.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Adam Morrell Peloton BBJ
2 Joseph Thomas Gracie Barra
3 Isaac Ingrao Gracie Barra
4 Barry MacDonald Gracie Barra

(18+) 192-211.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Ashico Wilson Brazilian Top Team
2 Vlad Pavlovic Tecumseh MMA
3 Daryl Urbanski Martial Arts Axis
4 Ermal Zoga Revolution

(18+) 162-176.9lbs (intermediate 1-3 years)
1 Spencer Iting Alliance-dragon Jiu-Jitsu
2 Eric Marentette Tecumseh MMA
3 Lukasz Mogielnicki Kombat
4 Mark Curran Tecumseh MMA

(18+) 147-167.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 John Cunningham Joslins
2 Mathew Blackadder Matador
3 Matt Duckett Alliance Dragon BJJ
4 Taylor MacDonald Titan

(18+) 146.9lbs and under (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Tom McAvoy BAMA
2 Alvin Kwok Alliance-Dragon
3 Andrew Graves Joslins
4 Armin Rahbari FCC-Gracie Barra

(18+) 162-172.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Neville Layne Ascension
2 Kevin Jhonston Ascension
3 Jordan Shortt Kohbulgan RGDA
4 Joel Nealan Bruckman Martial Arts

(18+) 162-176lbs (advanced +3 years)
1 Jason Saggo Tecumseh Martial Arts
2 Randy Powell Salvosa BJJ
3 Jason Bezaire Tecumseh Martial Arts

(18+) 177-191.9lbs (beginner 0-1 years)
1 Rafael Sherratt Revolution
2 Andy Stratas Revolution
3 Brandon McNiel Open Mat
4 David Michel Univ. of western ON.

Women’s Divisions

120,9-151lbs (advanced +2 years)
1 Natalia Kulikova RGDA Guelph

120.9-151.9lbs (beginner 0-2 years)
1 Paisley Spense Kumo
2 Roya Sarwary Shah Franco MA

152lbs and up (advanced +2 years)
1 Libbie Corney Peloton BBJ

152lbs and up (beginner 0-2)
1 Gabrielle Stan Queen’s TMA
2 Janna McNevin Coalition Martial Arts
3 Robyn Schroeder Peloton BJJ

Juniors  Division

Age 7+8 60.9lbs and under (beginner)
1 Tristan Ellis Revolution MMA
2 Patrik Leder Budokan BJJ
3 Garrett Lee Revolution MMA
Age 7+8 61-79.9lbs (beginner)

1 Hudson Oliver Joslins

2 Christopher Hylton Team Ascensio

3 Mitchel Ford Joslins

Age 9+10 74.9lbs and under (beginner)
1 Conrad Lee Revolution MMA
2 Nathan Campbell Windson Academy of BJJ
3 Adam Pascon Joslins

Age 9+10 95lbs and over (advanced)
1 Hudson Rancourt Team Ascension
2 Nevada Gale Nexus

Age 9+10 74.9lbs and under (advanced)
1 Dominic Ferranti Peloton BJJ
2 Valarie Beland Arts Martial Evolution
3 Shane Weber Revolution
4 Jacob Desjardins Nexus

Age 9+10 75-94.9lbs (beginner)
1 Carter Davidson San Do Jujitsu Karate
2 Danielle Wrightman BJJ Academy of Windsor

Age 11+12 91.9lbs and under (advanced)
1 Annie Beland Art Mat EV.
2 Andrew Bucsis Nexus
3 Jacob Wrightman BJJ Windsor

Age 11+12 91lbs and under (beginner)
1 Siraj Ali All Canada
2 Austin Routledge Joslins
3 Levi Mercer Joslins
4 Skyler Barran Kombat

Age 11+12 92-115.9lbs (beginner)
1 Anthony Romero Ascension
2 Joshua Nowakowsk Joslins
3 Robbie Kelly Fight Club Canada
4 Finn O’ Rourke Joslins

Age 11+12 116lbs and over (advanced)
1 Ross O’Regan Joslins
2 Daniel Tauano FCC
3 Megan Flockhart Nexus
4 Austin Wilgosh Dayboll

Boys Age 13,14+15 119.9lbs and under (advanced)
1 Liam Brown Paul Stark
2 Joseph Martin Joslins
3 Matthew Muysson Nexus

Boys Ages 13,14,15 119lbs and under (beginner)
1 Jordan McCrae Ascension
2 Brandon Barran Kombat
3 Josh Pascor Joslins

Boys Ages 13,14,15 120-145.9lbs (beginner)
1` Tony Ferrara West Niagara Brazilian
2 Grahm Peckham Salvosa BJJ
3 Steven Risi Gracie Barra
4 Alex Hart Woodstock MMA

Boys Age 13,14,15 146lbs and over
1 Anesti Axictis OCMA
2 Andrew Wilsher Black Panther

Boys Age 13,14,15 146lbs and over (advanced)
1 Wyatt LeBlanc Joslins
2 Nick Bulthuis HWA Wanyue
3 Alex Marche Bravado

Girls Age 13,14,15 119.9-130lbs (beginner)
1 Christina Marr Dayboll
2 Catlin Cassidy Nexus
3 Rosanne Entwistle Nexus

Boys Ages 16+17 146-179.9lbs (beginner)
1 Shane Callaghan Joslins
2 Eamon Gilligan Dayboll
3 Adam Blackadder Matador
4 Ryan Vanderzalm Ascension

Boys Age 16+17 180lbs and over (beginner)
1 Cedrick Labonte Revolution
2 Marc Dekker Ascension

Age 16+17 145.9lbs and under (beginner)
1 Kurt Rutherford Impact MA
2 Jonathan Fric Gracie Barra
3 Terry Curran Binder’s Alliance
4 Devon Watson Woodstock MMA

Boys Age 16 + 17 145.9 lbs and under (advanced)
1 Terence Bent Joslin’s

Boys Age 17 146-179.9lbs (advanced)
1 Cameron Florezanic Louis’s Karate(RGDA)
2 Tyler Martin Matador

Boys Age 13,14,15 146lbs and over (beginner)
1 Mitchel Muir LYR
2 Rory Winter Payton Kombat
3 Kodey Craig Gan Matrial Arts
4 Connor Haday FFC

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I came across this video showing Rickson Gracie doing what he does best, a little Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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My arms were already tired but I somehow managed to dig down and push through to the halfway mark of the final drill set my coach had me doing. I hated doing it, and I honestly felt as if I too hated him for making me do it again and again and again but I knew that it would pay off come fight time. One after the other I extended my arms out, punching the heavy bag with every ounce of leverage my body could muster. One strike would jolt the heavy bag fractions of a second after the one prior did. Then another and another until I could no longer tell which arm I was extending or retracting at any given time.

Just thirty seconds left, I thought to myself, a mental guess as to how much time was actually left in the round.

My shoulders felt as if they were on fire! The burning sensation was nearly unbearable. My chin began to rise and my hands dropped from my face slightly as my body tried to rebel against the high output I was asking from it.

“Chin down! Hands up!” my coach, who stood positioned behind the heavy bag, bellowed. I don’t know if I was too tired to realize that I was making those errors or if I was simply too exhausted to care. Hearing his voice though seemed to bring me back to the present and I made a serious effort to correct what needed to be corrected.

“C’mon! Push! Push! Coach continued. “Ten Seconds left! Faster!”

Faster? What the? My mind fired off a few four letter words after hearing him say that. If I had been alone in the gym, doing this all solo, there is no way that I could have pushed my arms to move any faster but I think I actually did. Not totally sure though but as the bell rang to signal the end of the round, and the torture, my coach seemed to be satisfied so that was a good sign.

“That’s it for today, great job!” Coach said as I reached out my glove to touch fists with him.

I was glad the workout was over as I don’t think I could have thrown another punch without falling on my face. I proceeded to collapse, with a water bottle in one hand, landing on a bunch of mats that were stacked in one corner of the gym. Another great day in the office!

The Punch Out Round

The Punch Out Round is one of the most important drills a fighter can do to prepare for a fight. It is great for building punching endurance, fantastic for promoting relaxed technique and leverage but more importantly it fortifies a fighter’s mental toughness. Everyone can fight when things are going their way but only the mentally strong can push through difficult moments in a fight and succeed at times when most fighters will choose to give up.

The drill is definitely one of my personal favourites and it works like this.

Your job is to punch the heavy bag, in this case using only straight punches, as fast as you can alternating the use of your left and right arms. Ideally you should punch fast and strong enough so that the bottom end of the heavy bag starts to tilt up and away from you due to the impact and speed of your strikes. Try to maintain the bag’s titled angle throughout the duration of the round.

Your coach stands behind the heavy bag with the purpose of keeping it centered in front of you. He shouldn’t touch the heavy bag unless it starts to sway off center to your left or right. He is also responsible for timing the round through the use of a stopwatch. A round may last as short as 15 seconds and up to 1 minute or longer as you get in better shape. I suggest you do a set of at least 3 rounds with a short break in between each round to maximize the benefits of the drill.

During the Punch out round keep remember these important details:

  • Keep your chin down at all times. It’s natural to feel as if you want to raise your chin as fatigue sets in. Be sure to avoid doing so as it will create bad habits that will eventually get you KO’d in sparring or competition.
  • Keep your elbows in tight to your sides at all times. Again, when fatigue sets in this becomes a major problem as your elbows will start to flare out and away from your body. You will lose a lot of important punching leverage so try to keep this from happening.
  • Keep yourself at long range to maximize the challenge and practicality of the drill. Hit the bag with your arms completely extended and avoid the urge to close in on the heavy bag as your begin to feel tired.
  • Stay in your proper fighting stance and avoid squaring up to the heavy bag. Squaring up causes you to punch using only your arms rather than your entire body which will make it impossible to do the drill for any lengthy amount of time. Keeping a properly angled fighting stance throughout will promote important offensive and defensive habits that will pay off during training and competition

That’s pretty much all you need to know to get started. Now it’s up to you to put it to use. Be sure to do the punch out drill at the end of your training sessions to really test your endurance and mental toughness.

Train hard, train smart, and most importantly have fun!

Jeff “The Inferno” Joslin

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