Friday, September 22, 2006

Brazilian Jui Jitsu

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Danean Sonnier of Orange (top) tightens a debilitating hold onto classmate Dennis Shaeffer of Beaumont (bottom) during a class at Golden Triangle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Port Neches on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006.

Rocky Russell of Port Neches (top, right) practices a choke technique on classmate Casey Davis of Groves (bottom, right) during a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.

Rocky Russell of Port Neches (top) practices a maneuver on classmate Sean Farshad of Beaumont (bottom) during a class. The ground-fighting martial arts form was made popular by its success in Ultimate Fighting Championship competitions.

Instructor Patrick Head (left) coaches as Dennis Shaeffer of Beaumont (top) practices a technique against Rocky Russell of Port Neches (bottom) during a class at Golden Triangle Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Port Neches.


Nick Adams said...

i think it if did a camera on a stick, it would of been sweet. the red/blue and the white of their clothes. it would also be a lot cleaner. but again, i'm a background freak.

Mark M. Hancock said...

You're right, you're a freak. :-)

I shot some overheads. The subjects are too close to the walls for separation both ways. By shooting lower, space is compressed better.

Overhead, the forms spread too much. Retrospectively, I should have left a little separation between the top figures and the main subject's head in the vert.

Please consider posting daily on your blog. It would be interesting. :-)

Nick Adams said...

Between working on projects, shooting daily, and trying to get a little sleep, I really don't have time to blog. But I update my page at least once a week.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Wow. How do you do it? I just sit here and post once each day...