The latest GJJ classes.

Posted on June 13, 2017 by quashnsa

I worked out with Oliver and Wilson today. We started from harness, roll to side, work for double grip on one side, feed gi back behind head, shave head into chokes. We had a short roll with this technique. Sometimes it pays to be "heavy".

Josh, Jason, David. It wash Jason very first class (SF Police). I rolled with Josh (blue belt) during the drills which consisted of raising elbows-up along the head and blocking punches to the head, crashing into the attacker, wrapping up and taking them down to knee-on-belly.

Whew! Long day. I went to 12:00 class, 5:30 class, and did my first marathon roll in the 6:30 class. I only lasted the first 6 minutes in the marathon roll, but it was a really fun experience with Randori-like ground work.


Posted on May 02, 2017 by quashnsa

Today for lunch I worked with the guys at GJJ.

I worked with David (blue), Brandon (white), and Ryan (blue). Today was side control to feeding gi behind the head with cross choke.

The evening class I worked with Gianni, a different Ryan, and David again. This class was all about defense from back or attack standing over someone on their back. Leg passing, shoulder roll overs, working to keep from being controlled.

Jiu Jitsu classes

Posted on April 26, 2017 by quashnsa

Last week on Thursday (4/20)

I worked out in a Core Development class. The trainer was Danny. I worked with a guy that was taller than me and stronger. It was a good test for the training. Training consisted of moving from back mount with harness to side control into Kimura. The last 20 minutes of class was devoted to rolling. The person under control was to try and escape to dominant position, while the dominant person was to maintain control and submit. I was very sore after the extended rolling.

Today (4/26)

Drey walked us (Garen, Freddie, and me) through from guard defense to armbar or choke or sweep to mount. Each one was built to transition into if the opponent was crafty and blocked the moves.

JT was the instructor today. We were working from the standing position with the opponent throwing punches. Block out, trap the arm. Block out, trap the arm, move to front control. Block out, trap the arm, move to front control, shuck into back control, and take down. Knee on belly 360 with attacking 3rd party. I worked out with Wilson (SJPD) and Mike in (Fremont PD).

Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu

Posted on April 05, 2017 by quashnsa

Worked out with Garrett and Drey
Knee on belly with hop over to other side knee on belly.

One-on-one with JT "Grandma's Boy" Donaldson
Stack pass to elbow hooks
elbow hooks to knee on belly
straight jacket and iron maiden

BJJ commands

Posted on March 08, 2017 by quashnsa

BJJ commands:
Combate - "com-BA-tchee" or "com-BA-te"= Fight.
Parou - "pa-row" or "pa-ROW" = Stop.
Lute - "lu-tchee" or "lu-Te" = Stalling.

6 MAR 2017 Monday at 5:30
I went after work and we studied a pull into full guard that looked similar to tomoe nage with out the toss. This led us into Cross Choke from the Guard Position followed by two other chokes from guard. One of the other two chokes starts like cross choke, but instead of finishing with the second hand due to blocking, the opponent's elbow is shoved away to close the choke. The other involved pulling the gi out and passing it behind the opponent, passing to cross choke hand and finishing a cross choke.

8 MAR 2017 Wednesday 6:30
Stack exercises. Passing the stack into side control was practiced.

Training Days

Posted on March 01, 2017 by quashnsa

23 FEB 2017 Lunch
Wilson with Instructor ???
Boxing out from standing position

24 FEB 2017 17:30
Barrett with Instructor ???
Standing strike defense

1 MAR 2017
Garrett and Louis with Instructor Dray (Dre?)
Scissor Sweep to mount
Scissor Sweep to side control
forearm choke using Gi
S Mount to Armbar from mount
Shoulder Lock from Mount

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu

Posted on February 15, 2017 by quashnsa

Well, it has been a very long time since I have done this type of workout. There are a couple of Judo houses nearby, but I am afraid of being thrown now with my balance problems. Since jiu jitsu is almost all on the ground, vertical balance is not as much of a problem for me.

Today I did my first workout with an instructor and two classmates (Freddie and Stephen).

After a quick warmup of jogging, insides, outsides, cross-overs, and "ups", we were working on ground work and moving from being on the bottom, guard position, to moving over the opponent using Hip Bump from Closed Guard. This included a nice shoulder lock submission, called a Kimura.

Judo Class again

Posted on June 02, 2008 by Stephen

I worked out with Slav, Omar, and a couple other guys tonight. I got a little banged up and my bad knee was achy after class.

Second Night at Hayward Judo Club

Posted on April 28, 2008 by Stephen

Many of my work buddies showed up for the workout.

Judo Club in Hayward California

Posted on April 01, 2008 by Stephen

Workout is on Monday only (for now), and starts at 8:30pm. Have no idea of what it costs. The guy who owns the place is Anthony Brewer. They also have bbj on other days; may be worth checking out.

The address is 21463 Foothill Blvd # B . If you are at the enterance to Walgreens, walk to the left side of the store and on the back corner of the building is where you will find Brewer's place.

Map can be found here:,+Hayward,+CA+94541,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

Here is the link

Team Brewer Karate Center
21463 Foothill Blvd. #B, Hayward, CA 94541
Tel: 510 581 9697

No, this is not an April Fool's joke.