Thursday, January 24, 2008

This is my stopwatch! There are many like it but this one is mine.

Not much of note today, just some stuff I was messing around with. I'm gnawing at the bit to get going with my 24 kilo timed sets. It gives me a sense like I'm really up against it when I do that, there's no magic number that will save me when I reach it. I have made an enemy of time and he understands that there is no mercy in this dojo.
Just some impromptu video below of myself doing some GS style swings. I feel pretty natural in this position and it's easier to sustain, but at the same time it feels almost too relaxed.
The thing about GS stuff is that there is definitely a sort of 'standard' being spread by the AKC, but at the end of the day I look at them in the same manner I look at the Turkish Get Up. The best manner in which you can get the job done without putting your safety at risk is the best manner in which to do it. Maybe I'm wrong, but that seems logical.


  1. always enjoy your posts and videos Jordan.

  2. jordan

    OT but just thought of it: be sure when you attach the TRX to the power rack at girya that it is set up so it doenst pull over. the rack slides on the carpet pretty easily.glad to have you aboard!

  3. Ah, thanks. Good tip. A decapitated client on my first day wouldn't look so good. :) Glad to be aboard.

  4. Great Post Jordan! I would agree that GS definitely has merit....but of course the method of performing KB exerises depends on the desired result and of course on the medical history of the client!!!

  5. I agree Franz. Also the person's ability to stand in one place doing the same thing over and over for 10 minutes. :)