Nov
29

UFC 120 Training Camp Journal – Day 23 – “BJJ Seminar with Cobrinha”

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Whew, just got back from the Cobrinha seminar a few hours ago. After some great techniques, time spent rolling and a black eye I’m very tired. The black eye was brought upon by a headbutt that I received from a white belt that I was rolling with. That wasn’t fun.

Cobrinha started the seminar by showing a bunch of effective sweeps from the seated guard. The seated guard is when your opponent is standing and you sit up with one of their legs in between both of your own legs. We spent a lot of time working on the sweeps and Cobrinha shared with me a couple of cool variations that could be added to them. I’m looking forward to putting them to use when I get back to gi training after the Fisher camp has been completed.

For the last thirty minutes of the two hour seminar, Cobrinha focused on the Omaplata. Having been caught in his omaplata several times, it was great to learn some of the ways he likes to do the technique as he is an absolute monster with the move.

As always, Cobrinha loves to roll after his seminars so we rolled with many different partners for the next hour or so.

I spent the night with my kids and wife and as I sit here right now, my head is hurting a bit and I’m feeling pretty tired. Tomorrow is the no-gi seminar with Cobrinha so I’m looking to forward to learning some more techniques and the rolling that will follow afterwards.

UFC 119 is on tonight but it’s getting too damn expensive to order the events all the time. My coach Vito is going to be texting me updates throughout the night which should work out alright.

I’ll post more tomorrow after the no-gi seminar…

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  1. Lance says:

    Do you find a big strong guy who is a beginner, the most dangerous person to roll with?

    • Jeff Joslin says:

      Hey Lance,

      For sure, dangerous only when you play light and work technique with them. To play it safe with those big new guys, unfortunately you usually have to squish’em and put the pressure on them to take away their wreckless explosiveness. But that’s never fun to do.

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