BJJ Warmup wearing Google Glass

Google Glass for instructional BJJ

So if you have read my blog before you know I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In the past I have used Hangouts on Air to broadcast intro classes at Worcester MMA. Now that I am a Glass Explorer I have been testing out using Glass to document first person BJJ. The footage below is a warmup from earlier in the month. I edited it for time but I wanted to see how Glass would be during take downs.

I was thrilled with how well Glass stayed on my head. My training partner knew I was wearing them and chose his two take downs accordingly. I requested that he didn’t do any throws or takedowns that dropped me on my right side too hard.

I think that using Glass for POV instruction videos for BJJ and some other martial arts to be shared amongst fellow students has promise.

At the moment I am Glass Free due to the foil issue. I should hopefully have them back by the end of the week and look forward to getting and drilling some techniques during an open mat session.

Teammate trying Glass
Teammate trying Glass

As I have mentioned in previous posts regarding Glass and BJJ, I think they will have a solid impact on techniques from Closed Guard, Bottom and Top.

I hope go live with a light roll with a teammate that knows to not attack near the head or neck. There a ton of people doing really interesting things with Google Glass. I am doing what I know, which is BJJ, Automotive, Skateboarding. That all said,  I think from something as simple as a BJJ warmup wearing Google Glass demonstrated the benefit and potential for instructional demo videos wearing Glass.

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Training BJJ with Google Glass

So last night was the first night I was able to use my new Google Glass in an Intro to BJJ at WorcesterMMA. I was a bit nervous that they may overheat as the temperature was high so I kept the video footage short.

I have to say during warmups I was amazed with how well Glass stayed on my head. I told a teammate that they actually stayed on better than my regular glasses.

Through the first two weeks with Glass I have been thrilled with comfort and fit and last night was no exception.

I recorded the warmup, Coach Dan explaining the technique we would be drilling and first person of me doing the technique and it being executed on me. I think that from a drilling and instructional standpoint, Glass can really make an impact with certain BJJ techniques.

See the video for full recap of me training BJJ with Google and check back for more as I will be recording more in the future.

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