BJJ Tuesday: Gi takedowns – pinch headlock.

Starting with a single neck tie and controlling the other elbow (right hand gripping the lower back of their head, left hand below their bicep, controlling their arm). Drilling them trying to move their right arm inside my left to control my inside elbow. Block that by pressuring my left hand against their belly. If they go outside… grab an underhook, under their right shoulder deep on their upper back. Very important to pressure down on them to avoid them stepping inside my foot and throwing me. Slowly circle back and towards the under-hook side to take them down. Plan B is to step inside their foot, and bump their leg back above the knee to help them fall.

If they aren’t allowing the under-hook; holding the neck tie and their arm, pressure forward. When they pressure back, pull their head down and under my armpit. grab an under-hook with my now free arm, circle back and take-down.

BJJ Thurs: Escape double neck tie

They have a standing double neck tie, the move is to use your shoulder to break one of their wrist holds.

You position your legs so that you can rotate your hips with force away from them, put your hand over their arm on their neck, the other hand in their stomach and kind punch the inside of your elbow up and rotate your shoulder into their arm, while forcefully rotating away. Your feet will be positioned so that you’re standing with hips aligned at the end of the move.

Stand-Up Thursday

First standup session in many moons. Did some basic drills, keeping hands up. Working on dodging or whatever the correct word is. Rotating the hips, moving the head to the outside of the strike, which evidently winds up the rear shoulder for a hook. When throwing the hook towards the head, keep the elbow up as a shield. This is fun to do shadow boxing 🙂

Magnificent Magnesium

Reading the Wilking protocol, magnesium is talked about as a first tier detox supplement. One of the pages linked is from the Weston A Price website so while it took my lazy ass a while, I got through reading it. They talk about how topical treatment of magnesium chloride has many benefits:

“There are many advantages to transdermal magnesium therapy, since the gastrointestinal tract is avoided altogether and there is no laxative effect. Next to intravenous magnesium administration, transdermal therapy provides a greater amount of magnesium to be absorbed than even the best tolerated oral supplements, and can restore intracellular concentrations in a matter of weeks rather than the months required for oral supplementation.”

I was going to order from iherb, but yesterday did a search of local chemist websites, and was really happy to find Bioglan Active Magnesium Cream, with 30% mag chloride. There were some other apparent mag oils I found, but they didn’t say anything about concentration.. I put some of this cream on various places around my body and was very impressed. I have a weak left wrist and in this area there was a burning sensation for around half an hour… literally giving my cells a missing ingredient, I guess this would have been mobilising calcium and helping a lot.. My wrist isn’t sore this morning 🙂

Also, not directly related, this morning I saw posted on the Wilking fb group a video about Willard Water, which is on iherb 🙂

BJJ Monday

Really cool stuff. Defending the standing guard pass. feet to butt is the basic principle for closed guard pressure. On their second step of their standing guard pass, pull them down.

Or, after their first step, put all your weight through their opposite hip to prevent the second step.
You can cup their elbow which will be posting on you, and sweep them by attempting you shift your hips 90 degrees, and swinging the far leg out, as in a pendulum sweep, you can sweep over to mount

Jack Kruse

A friend would constantly harp on about this guy Dr Jack Kruse, and a saw a Skype interview, was like meh and lost interest after maybe 5 minutes. Then I got his 2 part interview on the life stylist podcast (iTunes link for iphone) from mid 2017. Sold, so now sunlight is a crucial part of my routine. Basically sold on the science, I love it. Early morning sun and sunset, I try to be facing the sun

Darce from turtle/back control

If you are in turtle and they have an arm over your back in an underhook. You have hands across the chin to prevent chokes. You can lock their arm with your bicep and roll pulling them over your back. This will land in side control. Block their knees with your hands, back your butt into their shoulder, rolling them onto their side. Reach the arm closest them under their chin, and continue rotating your butt around so your around 90 degrees to them. grip the back of their head with your bottom arm. Bring other bicep to the hand on their head and grip the bicep. Squeeze the darce = win.

From the other position, controlling them in turtle, you can rest an arm over their neck, and bring the other arm under their chest to clasp in the gable grip, from here you can maneuver to the darce

Mark Sisson on Night Eating

In this article, Mark talks about night eating being associated with hormone regulation. Well would you look at that…! all the buzz words, Thyroid, Adrenals, Cortisol… Yup links me back to hypothyroid..!

On that I saw a doc who recommended.. ehh something I lost the piece of paper, and also agreed that buying iodine was a good idea 🙂 Which I just did 😛

Podcasts: Meditation and Bone broth

Meditation is something I have been finding surprisingly beneficial lately and so I listened to this podcast with Kelly Howell about her success with different meditation technologies. I listened to a couple of the binaural meditations on her website, unguided and yet found the music distracting. I’ve been finding the best thing for me is just to spend 20 minutes in quiet by myself. Even taking 10 deep breaths can be really useful.

Interestingly I heard Franco talk of practising neutrality meditation as a method to clear sinus issues as well.. interesting…

I listened to this Bone Broth podcast which refers to their page here. This sounds like a possible solution for my joint issues, so I’ll be making this tonight. The simplest recipe I found for the 3 chicken carcasses I’ve been saving is below, very well done video and less than 3 minutes long, exactly what I wanted 🙂

Then I copied this idea for storing:
“After I strain the bones out of my stock using a giant strainer, I let the pot cool to room temperature. Then, I ladle as much as I think can be used for cooking/drinking purposes over the course of 4 or 5 days, and I store that amount in an airtight storage container in the fridge. Whatever’s left gets frozen—but in usable portion sizes instead of a giant ice brick. Over the years, I’ve tried ice cube trays and muffin tins, but my favourite way to freeze broth is with a silicone baking mold.”

blood ph

Something new to me re health is blood ph level. Recently I heard Stephen heurer and Wim Hoff talk about blood PH in regard to the bodys health. Wim Hoff talks about alkalising the blood with his breathing method, where Stephen mentions at the end of this podcast about how viruses/bacteria interact with food in the body relating to the bodys ph.