Chinstrap Pass to Anaconda Choke: Combining Your BJJ Techniques into Sequences

December 1st, 2012 In Techniques | Comments Off

Over the last month, at 10th Planet Van Nuys, we’ve been working hard on our guard passing. If you have been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know how important I consider guard passing to be in our sport. See my post “Passing the Guard is 80% of Jiu Jitsu.” While working on our passing, many students will start to come up with combinations, details and even sometimes never before seen techniques on their own. This represents the “art” portion of the “martial arts.” I promote students to come up with a style that is unique to them. That way, they can express themselves as individuals. If we didn’t, we’d just see a bunch of robots, all doing the same moves night in and night out. I could see that getting boring really quick. There’s many kinds of shapes, sizes, attitudes, philosophies, techniques, likes, dislikes, and different attributes that can go into making up your style. The sheer number of possibilites in Jiu Jitsu can be mind boggling. This is what makes it exciting.

Below is a cool combination of 2 techniques that flow right into each other. Mr. Mike “Lobes” Frausto and his training partner, Huge, go over one of the guard passes we’ve been working in class. He added to that one of his favorite submission set ups that he learned from the Mendes Brothers, the flyover anaconda choke. Some moves work better together than others. When done right, they can flow seamlessly. Other moves take more tweaking to make them work as a sequence. It’s all a process of seeing what works.

This technique below just so happened to be one of those moves that worked out well. We were excited to show it off after its discovery during a brain storming session, one sunny afternoon in the San Fernando Valley. I hope you enjoy it!

Coach Alder Hampel

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys

 

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UFC Nottingham: Hardy vs. Sadollah today! **10th Planet Van Nuys Backstory! **

September 29th, 2012 In 10th Planet Van Nuys, MMA | Comments Off

Dan Hardy is not new to myself, or 10th Planet Van Nuys. I had the pleasure of being his Jiu Jitsu Coach in his title fight versus Georges St. Pierre. It was at that point, the highlight of my MMA coaching career. Being able to have the honor of being a part of something that big, a title shot against one of the biggest draws in the sport, was indescribable. The coverage was crazy, Dan was doing interview after interview, photo shoots, appearances, and not to mention the camera’s followed up around everywhere. The UFC was doing a 24/7 type reality T.V. show leading up to the fight. The schedule was packed from sun up, to sun down, but when when could fit it in, we did like to get a bit of training in too!

The whole story itself is crazy. We trained all over the place, Matt Serra’s 2 gyms, LA Boxing in New Jersey, Ray Longo’s in Long Island, and Joe Defranco’s just to name a few. We even trained at this decrepit, old wrestling gym where many great NJ amateur champions had wrestled. The place had no heat and it was freezing cold, it was filthy, it was wet, it was falling apart and it made a great photo opportunity! I was miserable, my joints hurt, I was covered in dirt, but it was great material for the camera crew! After that training session, I was pretty confident we’d have a shot at that fight. Training in that place made me feel like we were the underdogs about to fight the Canadian Ivan Drago in GSP. I knew one thing, for better of for worse, GSP wasn’t training like we were!

Unfortunately, that fight didn’t finish how I would have liked it to. Dan ended up losing a 5 round decision to GSP. It did however show that he does not give up. Even when it looked like St. Pierre was going to finish him with a fully extended armbar, or a fully locked in kimura that was completely behind his back, he would not give up. He proved to the world it is not easy to finish him. Many critics didn’t even expect. him to last one round, much less, survive an entire fight and sustain little, to no damage! He did much better than most people expected. He went the distance and gained much respect from fans all over the world.

All personal things aside, Dan Hardy is legitimately one of my favorite fighters on the planet to watch. He exciting, he’s dynamic, and he’s always down to scrap! There’s a reason that even though he had a brief hiccup in his career, losing 4 in a row, that he’s still in the UFC. He proved he belongs in there in his last fight, when he knocked out striking legend, Duane Ludwig. I know tomorrow I’m going to have my tv set to watch Dan take on the always dangerous, Amir Sadollah in Nottingham UK. I have to guess Dan isn’t going to let his fans down when it’s in his home town. NO WAY!

Many of the fighters at 10th Planet Van Nuys¬†look up to Dan and have modeled certain parts of their styles after him. In fact, just last week one of my top fighter, Mike “Lobes” Frausto, used devastating knees to finish his opponent in less than one minute in the first round. The last of which forced the referee to stop the fight because one of the knees that landed, looked like it broke his arm. After the blow was delivered, his opponent dropped his hand and started holding his arm in pain. The ref waived off the fight from there, declaring the fight a TKO. I know Dan would be proud!

If you’re interested in fighting, competing, or just learning martial arts give us a hollar. We cater to guys, like Dan Hardy, who are looking to become the next UFC champion. We also cater to the everyman who just loves to the sport, and wants to get a good work out. You don’t have to have aspirations of fighting or competing to train with us, we welcome all people at every level of experience. We have classes that fit all kinds of schedules. We’ll even give you a free private lesson, consultation, and tour! Stop having the internal debate in you head about it, and give us a call. You know you want to! (818) 925-JITS (5487)

Coach Alder Hampel

www.10thPlanetVanNuys.com


10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Wins Big in CAMO MMA

September 22nd, 2012 In MMA, News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Ben Sample of HQ and Mike “Lobes” Frausto of 10th Planet Van Nuys both DEMOLISH their opponents both under 1 min. Not quite the way you would have expected it. First, Lobes defeated his opponent with vicious knees to the body. It’s likely he broke his opponent’s arm in the process.

Ben crushed his adversary, David Lee a grappling stud and standout under Barrett Yoshida, with an Anderson Silva style beat down. Throwing lazer beams to every part of the body, it was something else to watch. He KO’d him in just 19 seconds.

Big shouts out!

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Mike Frausto Training Highlight Reel for his August 30th fight at the AFC!

August 23rd, 2012 In MMA | Comments Off

Jiu Jitsu and MMA stud, Mike Frausto has a fight coming up at the Amir Fighting Championships August 30th, 2012. He’s been training at his home gym, 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys as well as at Defiant Muay Thai. Tickets are on sale now! Support your local Fighter!


Aldo Parenti Talks About Why He Loves 10th Planet Van Nuys

December 6th, 2011 In Interviews, News | Comments Off

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