Monthly Archives: January 2013

Crazy good choke at Abu Dhabi Worlds pro trials!

Magid Hage vs Clark Gracie Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials San Diego World Pro 2013 Baseball choke I am going to try this again and again and again until I start hitting this – Love it! Advertisements

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Jiu Jitsu Tattoos

There are some amazing Jiu Jitsu tattoos. Here are my favourites: People have tattoo’s for many reasons; I had my first tattoo because I thought they were cool – and I wanted to be cool. An 18 year old Mr … Continue reading

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Turf Toe & Zinc Oxide Tape

I don’t like the term Turf Toe, it doesn’t really do it justice. It’s actually called Metatarsophalangeal joint sprain but that’s a pain in the arse to remember and even more of a pain to spell. Turf Toe is caused … Continue reading

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Basic Rules!

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Injuries…

Bugger! During a guard drill tonight, I sat up to go for a hip bump sweep, just as I placed my armpit on  his shoulder I felt my Rib ‘pop’ again. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That’s the 4th time in two years of … Continue reading

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Promotions!

At class tonight Chris awarded four well deserved promotions! Wayne Samways was Promoted to Purple belt after smashing the competition scene in his division and at absolute last year. An absolute beast and an amazing training partner, well chuffed for … Continue reading

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Rickson is a wise man.

“Where there’s discomfort there’s fear. In these very tough positions, you’re in a little piece of hell. And through this daily suffering, you learn to survive in these situations. You have to find comfort in uncomfortable situations. You have to … Continue reading

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Home Mats!

Much to my girlfriends displeasure I have purchased some home mats, only cheapo’s from ebay but are perfect for my requirements. I am intending on using them mainly for solo drilling (shrimping etc) but also for foam roller and swiss … Continue reading

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Finding the perfect gi…

I’m 6 foot 5 and 88kg. I struggle to find a gi that fits. Either the length of the arms and legs are ok but the torso is massive, or the torso fits fine and the arms/legs look like they … Continue reading

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BJJ Beginners Course!

The Chris Rees Academy is now offering a beginners course for anybody with no grappling experience. The course will run every month in 2013 and is an amazing offer! Check out the below poster for further information. I wish there … Continue reading

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My Club

I train at the Chris Rees Academy which is the Gracie Barra in Cardiff and Swansea. I mostly train at the classes in Cardiff but have been known to venture down to Swansea. The instructors are Chris Rees (BJJ Blackbelt), … Continue reading

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Pimp yo Ride!

Love this! Now have one in my car, gonna change the black belt to blue though – don’t want the UK BJJ police after me haha!

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Joe Lauzon

If anybody has ever rolled with me they know I absolutely love leg locks. Watching this made me almost cream my pants – pity he didn’t get the tap… Click to view Animated GIF.

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Hereford Open – My first Blue belt comp

This is my win from the Hereford Open BJJ tournament in December 2012, this was my first tournament as a blue belt. As you can probably see, I suffered from a massive adrenaline dump at the end and was holding … Continue reading

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My Blue Belt whipping

This is my back after my blue belt whipping on 21 July 2012. Awch!

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