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Sarah took this of me and the boys at the movies today. Pretty cool representing as a Team :) @teamcurranbjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran

Rachel whipping out some tunes at last night's Dallas Frasca gig in Melbourne! 🎉#northcotesocialclub #dallasfrasca #jeffcurran #chriswindley #rachelsnow

Jeff Curran MMA seminar is now in session👊🙏🏽 @bigfrogbjj #mma #mmasunday #jeffcurran

Hello friends!

I’ve been away for a little while, and not really active social wise but it’s good to be back home.

I thought today would be a good day to slowly get back into the swing of things because today Dallas Frasca's brand new EP ‘Dirt Buzz’ is out! I’m stoked because a few months back they came to me asking if I’d like to write some of it with them, which was a huge honour as I've looked up to these guys for years. 4 of the tracks have my DNA in them and I’m very proud of what came out of it. Especially 'Catch Me When I fall' and 'Self Lovin' Is Free'. It’s what happened when Dallas, Jeff and I went away and jammed in a room for a week. It was nice to be involved with the creation of the music and I thank them for the opportunity. Also one of my favourite drummers of all time, Josh Eales plays bloody brilliantly on his track ‘Wasting Time’. You legend. Working at Sing Sing was unreal also, big thanks to Anna Laverty and Sam Swain. Of course Mark Van De Beek on lead artwork.

So! Go check out Dirt Buzz here:
iTunes: https://itun.es/au/cWb9db
Vinyl: http://bit.ly/1dskr2Y
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2cdmrAY

Also, it’s Jeff Curran's birthday! Happy birthday Jeff. You’re one of the great humans/guitarists of our time. Love ya.

Rock on and see ya’s soon. #dallasfrasca #dirtbuzz #jeffcurran #ep #happybirthdayjeff

Here is a little article I found posted on BJJ Eastern Europe that explains the word Oss, which you'll hear a lot in Jiu-Jitsu and Japanese martial arts. Here it is: When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations. The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai Shimasu, which translates into a request, a solicitation, an invitation like “please”, “if you may” or “with your permission”, much used when inviting a partner to train. “OSU” is pronounced “OSS” in Japanese. In Japanese martial arts, every question is answered with osu. Every greeting is Osu. Every instruction or question in class, is answered by “Osu” instead of “yes” or “I understand”. When performing basic techniques in class, each technique is often accompanied with a loud “Osu”. When free fighting in class and your opponent lands a good, hard technique, you say “Osu” to acknowledge your opponent’s skill. As a measure of respect, at a tournament bow and say “Osu” to the front, to the referee and to each other, before and after the fight.
In BJJ, Carslon Gracie introduced the use of the word “OSS” and it rightly fits the mentality of Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Brave, determined, strong, smashing. It’s a bit similar to the war cry “Hoorah” that you will hear US marines use. I use “OSS” in my everyday life to even answer regular questions. Just like BJJ, OSS is a specific mentality and way of life. OSS! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #bjj #bjjlife #bjjforlife #osu #bjjoss #carlsongracie #judo #karate #martialarts #mma #elgincommunitycollege #marmionacademy #aurorauniversity #collegeofdupage #aurorail #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil #southelginil #elginil #chicagoil #chicagoland #ufc

BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our very own XFO Legend @feliceherrig and head coach, co-founder of XFOMMA, MMA pioneer and legend @bigfrogbjj 👊🙏🏆 We couldn't be more proud of the way you represent Chicago MMA! #ufchouston #xfolegend #chicagomma #chicagowmma #feliceherrig #jeffcurran

I got to see Dallas Frasca rock the Solbar last night they killed it! #dallasfrasca #jeffcurran#gibson #thelyrical

The grand opening of the @pedro_sauer_bjj_hqs was a huge success. Between having sessions with Master Rickson Gracie and Master Pedro Sauer we also had Professor Jeff Curran teach for about four hours over two nights. Thank you @bigfrogbjj for the great insight, techniques, and roll. It was the first but by no means the last. It's greatly appreciated! #PedroSauer #RicksonGracie #JeffCurran #BigFrog #LankyFG #StandTall #DarceVader #Mongoose

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Here is a little article I found posted on BJJ Eastern Europe that explains the word Oss, which you'll hear a lot in Jiu-Jitsu and Japanese martial arts. Here it is: When you train BJJ you will often hear the word “OSS” in various situations. The famous “OSS” has many origins. The first definition of “OSS” as an abbrevition for Onegai Shimasu, which translates into a request, a solicitation, an invitation like “please”, “if you may” or “with your permission”, much used when inviting a partner to train. “OSU” is pronounced “OSS” in Japanese. In Japanese martial arts, every question is answered with osu. Every greeting is Osu. Every instruction or question in class, is answered by “Osu” instead of “yes” or “I understand”. When performing basic techniques in class, each technique is often accompanied with a loud “Osu”. When free fighting in class and your opponent lands a good, hard technique, you say “Osu” to acknowledge your opponent’s skill. As a measure of respect, at a tournament bow and say “Osu” to the front, to the referee and to each other, before and after the fight.
In BJJ, Carslon Gracie introduced the use of the word “OSS” and it rightly fits the mentality of Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu: Brave, determined, strong, smashing. It’s a bit similar to the war cry “Hoorah” that you will hear US marines use. I use “OSS” in my everyday life to even answer regular questions. Just like BJJ, OSS is a specific mentality and way of life. OSS! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #bjj #bjjlife #bjjforlife #osu #bjjoss #carlsongracie #judo #karate #martialarts #mma #elgincommunitycollege #marmionacademy #aurorauniversity #collegeofdupage #aurorail #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil #southelginil #elginil #chicagoil #chicagoland #ufc

I really do love Jiu-Jitsu. It's a strong passion of mine and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing. Teaching it has brought me a lot of joy and teaching has also helped me to grow and develop just as my students have. I learn every day and I apply every day. Another thing I love about Jiu-Jitsu is whatever you put into it you get back in return and the people you meet and train with along the way are amazing. It helps you decompress and destress. It is incredibly humbling and the lessons you learn in Jiu-Jitsu carry over into your life and just makes everything better. Yes there are bumps and bruises along the way, but you even learn from those. Train smart and strengthen your mental outlook. I'm very proud of the success of my students, whether it's in a competition, on the job, or in every day life keeping them and others safe. When I picked Jiu-Jitsu back up in 2010 after a 4 year hiatus I was looking for my Jiu-Jitsu home and found it with Team Curran. I'm very proud to be a Team Curran affiliate and sharing something I love so much with my hometown. Just some thoughts I've been thinking about today. Appreciate life and what makes you happy! #appreciatelife #inspiration #bjjfamily #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #pedrosauer #graciejiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #illinois #illinoisstateuniversity #martialarts #chicagoland #chicagoil #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil #aurorail #collegeofdupage #aurorauniversity #marmionacademy #elgincommunitycollege

Lining up for takedowns. One guy stays out and is the only one who does the takedown while everyone in line is thrown 2x through. Then next person stays out to throw for their turn. Great way to rep out throws and takedowns keeping the person throwing focused and heart rate up while the person being thrown doesn't get too beat up and people in line can learn more details watching while waiting their turn to be thrown. Works great give it a try! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #bjj #judo #sambo #mma #collegeofdupage #aurorauniversity #elgincommunitycollege #aurorail #marmionacademy #bataviail #genevail #stcharlesil #westchicagoil #chicagoil #chicagoland #martialarts #illinoisstateuniversity #illinois #wrestling

Vadim Kolganov is one of my favorite go to guys for Sambo and takedowns that we use for Jiu-Jitsu. He shows a lot of really great takedowns and throws. All of my students have greatly benefited from his techniques. Check him out! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #sambo #vadimkolganov #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #judo #takedowns #bjjthrows #grappling #martialarts #southelginil #elginil #chicagoland #chicagoil #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil

Vlad Koulikov is awesome, love this throw! I've been following his work for a while, he's one of my favorites. If you love Jiu-Jitsu then you need takedowns and Vlad has some of the best. #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #sambo_fusion #sambo #sambothrow #judo #bjj #bjjgi #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil #chicagoil #chicagoland #elginil #southelginil #vladkoulikov

Here is another set up for the Soto-Makikomi finishing with a straight arm bar. If you love Jiu-Jitsu work on your takedowns and drill them a million times each! The results of all your training will pay off big time and it will also increase the effectiveness of your ground game and sweeps. #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #bjj #judo #judothrow #bjj👊 #bjjgi #bjjgirls #bjjvideos #takedowns #grappling #martialarts #aurorail #southelginil #bataviail #stcharlesil #genevail #elginil #westchicagoil #chicagoland #chicagoil

Snap down on the lapel to break their posture and throw them off balance is a very underutilized tool. Here I use the snap down to set up a loop choke and finish it with a loop choke back step takedown. Note make sure as you back step and hug the leg you poke your head through their right arm right leg and rest your head on their stomach. Once on the ground get a lot more leverage by grabbing their right leg with your left leg and apply the submission. I got that particular finish watching a Jean-Jacques Machado video. Works amazingly. Give it a try you'll love it! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #jeanjacquesmachado #machado #loopchoke #takedowns #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjjgi #bjj👊 #bjjgirls #judo #sambo #martialarts #grappling #chicagoil #chicagoland #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #southelginil #aurorail

Simple sitting back trip to a back take and finishing with my favorite the Bow & Arrow choke. The secret to getting takedowns and subs is a ton of repetitions. When you think maybe you've done enough repetitions that's where you need to keep going. Repeat it until it's part of you blood and you don't have to think about the "steps" anymore it's just action and reaction. Oss! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #oss #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #judo #bowandarrowchoke #backtake #sparring #bjjsparring #sambo #bjjgi #bjjgirls #southelginil #aurorail #westchicagoil #bataviail #stcharlesil #genevail #chicagoland #chicagoil

Did some live rounds with the takedowns we've been working on. Here's a great example when someone has you beat in a single leg, switching to Sumi Gaeshi (Corner Reversal in English) is a super quick and easy movement that redirects you on top in a dominant position. It put me in a great position to naturally flow into Clark Gracie's Clarkoplata for the tap. #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #clarkgracie #clarkoplata #judo #judothrow #bjj #bjj👊 #bjjgi #bjjgirls #bjjlifestyle #bjjsparring #takedowns #grappling #martialarts #chicagoil #chicagoland #elginil #genevail #stcharlesil #bataviail #westchicagoil #aurorail #southelginil

A great Sambo takedown that scoops you under their center of gravity and takes the floor from underneath them. Has a great surprise factor to it and can easily turn into a single leg or back take. When drilling make sure your body scoops under their hamstrings/back of the knee area to ensure proper mechanics of the takedown and so that they don't land on you with their hips and weight. Awesome takedown and very effective. Drill! #olympusjj #teamcurran #jeffcurran #sambo #bjj #bjjgi #bjjlife #bjj👊 #bjjvideos #takedowns #stcharlesil #westchicagoil #bataviail #genevail #aurorail #southelginil #elginil #chicagoland #chicagoil #martialarts #grappling

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