Fundamentals class for lunch today. We went over some of the blue belt techniques for a couple guys that may be testing. One of the techniques we went over was Kata Guruma. I read the name of the technique and my mind drew a blank. Someone had to remind me that it was the fireman’s carry. One of my biggest weaknesses is remembering the names of many of the moves, particularly the Japanese names. If only they could all be as easy as “head and arm triangle” or “knee on belly”. We ended up taking time to practice the fireman’s carry since some guys were struggling with the entry. BJJ Club Brazil has one of the best breakdowns of this move. It’s in Portuguese but it is very easy to see what they are talking about and follow along.
On a side note after submitting several people last night and today with guillotine chokes (something I am very fond of), I was given the cool nickname of “guillotine machine” by one of my training partners. I decided if I ever fight in a pro MMA match that will be my official nickname for Bruce Buffer to introduce me.