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What is the Accessories Class?

In response to an email I got this morning, I thought I would share:

 I do have an Accessories Class today at 5PM and I will be teaching it.  What is it?
 

While I would consider the classes you have taken so far (Fundamentals, to be level 1, with advanced classes to be level 3) I am calling the Accessories Class a Level 0 class.  That is not to say I think the class is only for beginners or new students.
 

I use this class to work on the fundamental techniques in a different way, where as the Fundamentals Class will work on a technique and concept behind it, I am more looking at the mechanical motions and sometimes small detail that will actually make the technique more successful or even possible.  


  I drew from an inspiration powerlifting believe it or not.  Now in Powerlifting there are three movements that the contest tests you on:  Benchpress, Squat and Deadlift.  But anyone who competes in that will also tell you that there are a lot of other exercises they will do to get better at those particular movements (it’s not just a matter of doing the bench, squat and deadlift over and over again).  The analogy between Powerlifting and BJJ only works so far but I really liked the concept of accessory work.


  Watching this video was a lightbulb moment off in my head:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbIL9FMKR08
Also, with the schedule change of this year and giving more responsibilities to Trevor and Eastside including teaching the Fundamentals class, the Accessories Class is a good way for me to personally get to work with the newer students at Heroes, but I honestly believe all levels can benefit from both classes. 


  Hope to see you soon!
  -Gumby

Accessories Class is All Levels from 5PM to 6PM Mondays and Wednesdays at the Heroes Downtown Location

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