Chris Leben came in to Subfighter MMA on Wednesday night to teach a grappling seminar. It was open to the public and it was pretty full. It’s not often that I don’t recognize over half the people on the mat. Lots of footlock and leglock technique and transitions. Afterwards, most of the regulars stuck around for a good hour of rolling. For everyone that ever goes to a seminar, stick around and roll! The more practice you get rolling with people you don’t know, the better.
At the Soboba Casino for the umpteenth time for Justin and Logan’s fights in King of the Cage. At one point, I was sitting with Russ Miura and Adam Lynn and we came to the realization that we have all been coming to this exact same place for fights for over a decade now. Always a good way to feel old… xP
Back from another night of fights held by Knockout Promotions at the Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove, California. Had 2 grappling matches and 3 fights to corner (2 of which were debuts). Mario Delgado went to a 10-minute draw with his opponent while AJ McKee submitted his opponent in a minute and a half with a crucifix while INSIDE his full guard!
Spent the weekend at Herb Dean’s yearly MMA referee camp. It’s been over 4 years since I have reffed or judged MMA and I had been thinking about getting back into it for awhile. My friend/training partner Jenn, who also happens to be the operations manager for the camp, told me about it and suggested I take the course. I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and take the course to get brushed up on the finer details of the unified rules (which, after taking the course I realized, no matter how well you think you know the rules, you probably don’t).