OK. I have spent last 7 days with private training under BOLO so here is my review. I hope you will enjoy it.
Last Friday, after almost 22 hours trip from Slovakia(Europe), Mike was waiting me in front of San Francisco int. airport. Right away (on our way from airport to Mike house), he said me that Marco Nascimento (3rd BJJ BB) is ready for private .....so I took it. Well -after so tiring flight, shity food during my trip ..etc. I realy did not feel so good(my body was pretty weak ,..bad stomach,)......but hey...no excuses...I was there for training. Anyway , training with Marco was awesome experience...with almost 30min straight isolation rolling,.. positional stuff, etc. Mike was there too in order to watch me in action and corrected my mystakes during live rolling. I can tell you Mike´s new training approach was pretty cool and it turbo charged my progression. During the rolling I noticed several situation which I had difficult time. Marco then showed me why and when I can do that particular stuff. I absorbed a lot of small details and timing things which definitely increases my current level. A small shoulder detail during my "rubber guard" work was outstanding too. I was pretty satisfied with that lesson and also with my performance....I really felt huge improvement ( I rolled with Maro a year ago so i can compare stuff )
Next days, we got it on. During our first lesson we isolated my guard passing. Of course Mike want to see me in action....and then we went on with teaching part. The core of our guard passing approach is based on 4 passes: hug around the chest, leg on shoulder, leg on shoulder from open guard and arm between the legs guard pass ( which MIKE actually added in our curicullum just recently). That´s it guys. Only 4 SMASHING guard passes. Nothing fancy or complicated ,no "running around" passes and such stuff - but all TOP HIGHT % stuff. I think a lot of people can tell, that they already knew that stuff. Well think again guys,...can you do that stuff and force almost everybody in to particular position which leads to pass. If yes, then I congratulate you, you are probably like JOE( Moreira) ...he can very easily do JUST LEG ON SHOULDER guard pass on RIGHT SIDE from almost every guard position against very high BB BJJ players. That is simply amazing!! Well, I just focused on 1 pass (hug around the chest) and get through all forms of resistance ...how to smash throug LAZY mans guard (LMG) ,...etc. Details of stuff which I already knew, timing stuff and creating the openings with pressure for my following move were basicily MAIN TOPICS for all 7 days stay.