Monday, March 18, 2013

Open Conditioning Workout: March 24

Have you slacked off on your New Year's resolution to get in shape? Well, then, here is your chance to get back on track because we are going to have an open conditioning work out from 2 - 6 pm next Sunday, March 24th at Bellflower, California.

Let's face it, one of the problems of keeping to a conditioning program is that it can be like the movie Groundhog Day - the same day, repeated over and over.

For those who have asked me if it would benefit them to attend if they do not compete in judo but in grappling, jiu-jitsu or mixed martial arts, well, do you have to be in good condition to compete? If so, then you are welcome. You'll get in better shape and maybe get some ideas for new drills and exercises.

Schedule as follows:
 2-2:15  Warm-up Gary Butts
2:15 - 3:40 Matwork conditioning drills (probably more fun than they sound, well, I guess that depends on how fun they sound to you) - AnnMaria De Mars
3:40 - 4 Randori!  (That's free practice for you non-Japanese speakers)
4 -5:10 Gripping and throwing drills - Blinky Elizalde
5:10 - 5:30 Randori!
5:30 - 6 Conditioning exercises Gary Butts

We have had several people inquire if it is okay to only come for the first two hours or the last two hours if they have other commitments. The answer is, "Yes, it's fine." We understand some people have to work on Sunday (or may not be in shape to work on Monday if they train for four hours).

If you are a parent or spouse and want to get in shape, don't be shy, bring work out clothes and get on the mat for the warm-up or the conditioning exercises, or both. It beats running on the treadmill.

Ogden Judo School
17034 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, California, 90706

Other notes:
Thank you very much to the Ogden Judo School for their hospitality today. I hope someone took pictures to post here.

NO PRACTICE on March 31st - it's Easter!

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