We enrolled Leo at Zingano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in mid 2017 after he expressed interest in studying martial arts. After researching the other academies in the area, we liked the instructors and facility at Zingano BJJ the best. We felt that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would provide him with both physical activity and discipline. However, we were initially uncertain how he would do as, at four and a half, he was the smallest kid in the class by far. Our concerns were quickly relieved after his first class.
Like many young children, Leo's attention span was pretty short. However, after a couple of classes he was sitting still and focused on the coaches instruction. This is something that he brought home with him. His preschool teachers commented on his increased level of focus in class. We noticed the same at home. We also took note of how much fun he was having, the friends he has made and how much he looks forward to his BJJ lessons. The students learn early on to support their teammates and to be polite and helpful to each other. While he is being coached and mentored, he is learning to coach and mentor. We attribute all of this to the outstanding instruction that he recieves at Zingano BJJ.
Leo is now 6 years old and absolutely loves training at Zingano's. He competes in tournaments and always looks forward to his lessons. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a great thing for Leo. We see its benefits not only on the mats, but at home, at school and in his interactions with others. As his parents, we agree that BJJ is the best activity that he has been involved in and will reccomend Zingano's to anyone interested in learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. - Satoko Tanaka & Ray Hammer (@rayhammerco) •
A long time ago I remember watching a highlight on @jtorresbjj (who is an absolute beast!) and his style of De La Riva which was called the De La X Guard in the video. It was such a fascinating position to me I spent some time figuring the position out and making it work for my game plan. Here we will look at some concepts for entering the De La X Guard
1. In this situation your opponent is in a combat base. We first need to establish grips and I prefer establishing a cross collar and same side sleeve grip
2. The inside foot will stretch their base out. I don’t want to setup a deep DLR hook without first stretching them out because this will give me time to insert my second hook and the opponent will be focused on regaining their base instead of dealing with my hook
3. Insert a deep DLR hook. The hook will go to the far leg instead of the close leg. The free leg can help base off the ground to help put the leg in. Also notice how my body swivels to help find the angle to get the hook in. It’s important to keep the foot flexed to create a strong hook onto the opponent
4. Now the free leg can thread through and hook onto the far leg as well. Notice I square my body back up to help get the leg in. Again it is important to keep the feet flexed to hold onto the opponent. No loose feet!
Thanks to my partner @benl_2200 and to my camera woman @veronicapoon/@veronicapoonphoto. Special thanks to @pacooolee for the music. Check him out at https://soundcloud.com/pacopacolee. Come out and train with us @pttrichmond.
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