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Spider Guard with Spiral Hook Set Up From Closed Guard!   Leave a comment

I love playing open guard.  One of my favorite positions is spider guard with a spiral/lasso hook.  It is a lot of fun and there are a TON of attacks.

But before we get to the attacks, I just want to break down the basics of how to set it up from the closed guard.  Hope this video helps you guys out.

Be sure to stay tuned for the next one in the spider guard with spiral/lasso hook series. I will go over a few subtle details based on this video like more detailed grip, how to defend this position if you are the guy on top and a couple other tips that will have you dominating your opponents in no time!

More techniques at www.RocknRollBJJ.com so be sure to go there right now!

Happy training everyone!

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REALTOR Self Defense by RNRBJJ & Your SoCal Loan Man   Leave a comment

As many of you know, among the many hats I wear, I am also a loan officer helping people with home loans  (If you ever need to get(if you ever need to get pre-approved for a home loan or want to refinance, contact me!).  After doing it a while, I have met some really great REALTORS!  Unfortunately, if you have watched the news, more and more REALTORS have been attacked at their open houses or showings.  Beverly Carter, RIP, was killed last year it such an instance.

This prompted me to want to start making very simple videos for REALTORS to watch and practice together.  Of course it is better if I could refine the techniques in person to make sure they understand all the little nuances, but I figure at least putting something out there is better than them having zero options to attempt in the event of an attack.

Here are just a few we put together one day.  Of course as a martial artist I know that every situation is different and some watching the videos with some self defense background may recommend other options.  These are just a start of a series I hope to continue.

SoCal Realtor Self Defense Day One:

SoCal Realtor Self Defense Day Two:

SoCal Realtor Self Defense Day Four:

SoCal Realtor Self Defense Day Five:

Again, these are very basic techniques.  I would prefer to share these in person to help with all the nuances.  For example on the first video, many people forget to tighten up their neck making the attacker’s grip hard to hold and, or, forget to cross their arms in front of them to prevent eating a knee as they bend down slightly.  I have at least a dozen self defense moves for the situation shown in the first video.  I just chose the one that had the least moving parts in hopes the little bit of knowledge may make a difference.

Hope the REALTORS who come across these will take the time to practice.  Always be aware of your surrounding.  When scheduling private showings, please do not do it alone.  If you have to make sure you let people know where you are at all times and that you set up a time to contact someone when you’re showing is done so people know you are safe.

Don’t forget to stop by my SoCal Loan Man website at http://www.socalloanman.com if you need to get pre-approved for a home loan or you would like to refinance.  I serve all of California!  The beauty of technology!

Stay safe!  Practice, practice, practice!

 

I’m a Brazilian Jiu JItsu Black Belt Now! Where does the time go? ….   Leave a comment

Hey all!  Just wanted to touch base here, its been a while and I apologize.

I got so busy with private lessons and teaching at a couple of different schools that trying to keep up with every thing like social media and blogs has been difficult.  Besides having a passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu I also have a passion for real estate and marketing and have started a couple new ventures since my last blog entry.   One of those being a Loan Officer under my own brand, SoCal Loan Man.  The other is Hits the Spot Media which focuses on REALTOR marketing and lead generation.  I also had  reunion shows with my old band, Simplex, and was playing quite a few shows around the SoCal area.  That said, I am starting to get caught back up and am able to make a little more time for teaching brazilian jiu jitsu private lessons and blogging.

In 2013,  I am happy to say I finally received my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. I had a little drama at a school I was at and the instructor was hanging the black belt  over my head as well as others who were due promised promotions.  I had to make the decision to suck it up and leave  the school and instructor who I will not even dignify with naming.  Some people are black belts in jiu jitsu, but not black belts in fairness, loyalty and being decent human beings.  Best decision I ever made.  So, I had to wait an additional year to get my black belt from Master Joe Moreira who welcomed me back with open arms.  For those of you who know, Joe was my first real instructor back in the 90’s.  I started with Rickson Gracie and trained under him for a few months, but the drive to Los Angeles was too far. After only a couple months with Rickson, Master Pete Loncarevich suggested I try Master Joe Moreira and I have been with him or have trained under one of his black belts ever since.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Rich Zaydel and Master Joe Moriera!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Rich Zaydel and Master Joe Moriera!

Its been an amazing journey to this point.  The funny thing is the more I learn jiu jitsu, the more I realize I still have a lifetime of learning to go.  I am excited for the journey to continue and look forward to training and sharing what I have learned along the way with you all!

Be sure to visit the official RocknRoll BJJ website!  Lots of cool stuff there!  http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Thank you Master Joe Moreira and all my students!  Osssss!

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat Saturdays in Orange County – RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness!   Leave a comment

Come train at the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Mat Saturdays in Orange County.

High level technique, technical rolls, share techniques and good music of course.

All levels, schools and people who love to train jiu jitsu and share techniques. Train gi or no gi, its up to you and whoever wants to train with you.  Training both is strongly encouraged, but its all for fun and the love of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the end of the day!

RNRBJJ Open Mat Action

RocknRoll BJJ Open Mat Action

For more information be sure to go visit http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu JItsu Orange County - Open Mat Saturday Action

High Level Open Mat Saturday Action!

Be sure to ‘Like’ the RocknRoll Jiu Jitsu page on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/rocknrollbjj  Keep posted on new techniques, open mat events and other fun things related to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Mike Feldman From Las Vegas Stopped by for a roll!

Mike Feldman From Las Vegas Stopped by for a roll!

Oh yeah, lol, be sure to come by and subscribe to the RocknRoll BJJ Youtube Channel.

http://www.youtube.com/rocknrollbjj

Happy training everyone and best wishes to all!

 

Global Jiu Jitsu Academy Has A New Location in Fountain Valley, California!   Leave a comment

Professor Marcelo Carvalho of Global Jiu JItsu Academy has a NEW location in Orange County!  Marcelo has a great all around game, but his specialty is guard as you will find it quickly if you roll with any of his students!  If you are in Orange County and on the fence about where to go, be sure to try out a week FREE over at Global.  And, of course, if you need Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons in Orange County be sure to look up RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

16540 Harbor Blvd  Suite L

Fountain Valley, California  92708

http://www.globaljiujitsuacademy.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Jiu-Jitsu-Academy-GJJA/160258620677925

 

GFTeam In The House! I Rolled With World Champions at Global Jiu Jitsu!   1 comment

When the Pan Ams come to Southern California once a year, everyone at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy get s really excited.  About a week before the tournament begins, GFTeam world champions start rolling in to train with us.

Our master, Professor Marcelo Carvalho is cousins with the Master of the GFTeam, Julio Cesar Pereira.  How lucky is that?  When the team visits, the dojo is packed wall to wall with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts with Master Pereira teaching.   We get to roll with Rodolfo Vieira, Theodoro Canal, Igor Santos, Wancler Oliveira, Vanessa OliveiraRicardo Evangelista and Denilson Pimenta just to name a few.

I came in one morning on an off day and ended up getting to roll with about a dozen black belts all to myself!

Rich Zaydel, Wancler Oliveira, Igor Santos, Ricardo Evangelista!

Rich Zaydel of RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness and some of the GFTeam world champions at Global Jiu JItsu Academy

Here I am, Rich Zaydel, with Wancler OliveiraIgor Santos and Ricardo Evangelista just to name a few.  Sorry I couldn’t remember everyone’s name!

The GFTeam have the most amazing jiu jitsu and are the nicest guys in the world!

If you are in the Orange County area, come by and try out some classes for free at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy (GJJA)http://www.globaljiujitsuacademy.com

IF you are looking for brazilian jiu jitsu private lessons or personal training, I can be reached at RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Be sure to check out some of my favorite techniques on the RocknRollBJJ Youtube Channel:

Happy training!

http://www.youtube.com/rocknrollbjj

Pan Ams 2012 – Global Jiu Jitsu Academy / GFTeam   Leave a comment

The Pan Ams 2012 was bigger than ever at the Bren Center in Irvine California.  Over 3,500 competitors and 1,000’s of spectators over the course of four days.  I love the Pan Ams because I get to see all my jiu jitsu friends Ive made through the years and rub elbows with legends and talented up and comers.e

Here is a pic with Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel(me) and Pistol Pete Loncarevich.

Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel and Pistol Pete Loncarevich at Pan Ams 2012

Dana Riddle, Andrew Goodman, Rich Zaydel and Pistol Pete Loncarevich at Pan Ams 2012

Dana Riddle won gold in his division and Andrew Goodman won bronze.  We all train at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy in Fountain Valley, California, under Professor Marcelo Carvalho,  except or Pete who has his own school in Medford, Oregon.  I am an assistant instructor under Professor Carvalho, but I also am head instructor at RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness and am also a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer in Orange County California.

http://www.rocknrollbjj.com

Please come by and like the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu page on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/rocknrollbjj

Happy training!