The “Kimura Trap” at Combat 360X, Khao Lak, Thailand

Back from four days on the Andaman Sea, chasing Manta Rays, I was really stoked to get back on the mats at Combat 360X! I e-mailed Mike to make sure we were still a go for 5:30 no-gi and I got a fast response of “All good, look forward to seeing you”.

Eitan gave a great class and "schooled me" on it too! :-)

Eitan gave a great class and “schooled me” on it too! 🙂

I rolled into 360 X in my 200 Baht taxi (about $6 ) and once again saw the short, ferocious Muay Thai instructor. He gave a quick and friendly smile, which I returned, as I washed my feet before bowing and stepping on the mat. Continue reading

No-Gi at Combat 360X – Khao Lak, Thailand

So, as I mentioned before, I had initially thought that my short stay in Khao Lak was simply a step-off point for my live-aboard dive trip to the Similan Islands and that I wouldn’t be getting any BJJ for a week or so. As I have also mentioned before…that sucks for me! I miss more than 2 days in a row and I start getting anxious (though I am working on a healthy BJJ / life-balance) 🙂 Continue reading

Last training at Phuket Top Team

I went into the 11:00 am class at Phuket Top Team for my last class before moving on to the next YoloBJJ adventure destination. It was a gi class headed by Professor Abreu (he heads up all the gi classes). I had no idea that it was going to be one of the most fun classes of my ten days training here. Continue reading

A great No-Gi Session at Phuket Top Team

On Saturdays there isn’t a Gi class at Phuket Top Team but there is No-Gi class. Now, my training mates from back home know that, not only do I “not do” no-gi, but I actually avoid it! Why you ask? Why all the hating on no-gi? Continue reading

First Gi Class at Phuket Top Team

Head Instructor at PTT, Olavo Abreau

Head Instructor at PTT, Olavo Abreau

Finally got everything sorted out schedule-wise and was able to pop into Phuket Top Team for gi class last night. After taking a beating at Arete BJJ Bangkok two nights before I was kind of dreading it because I figured I was still pretty out of shape. I was relieved when Professor Olavo Abreau announced that he was going to slow it down a bit and take it easy today. I should have known it was too good to be true 🙂 Continue reading

Finally! Training at Arete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Monday FINALLY came and my wife wanted a second chance at finding the Sampeng market in Chinatown. I was pretty much down for anything because I was stoked for training at Arete Brazilian Jiu-jitsu later that night. She could have told me to eat octopus testicles and I would have been, like…”YUP”! I had BJJ coming up that night so I hadn’t a care! Continue reading