Category Archives: Lifestyle

BJJ off the mats…

I’m chilling on a Sunday evening watching a ‘Storage Wars’ marathon on my Sky+ with the prettier half and I find myself working out ankle-lock guard transitions and ways to tighten up my footlock game on her. She exclaims “Stop … Continue reading

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The UKBJJA is coming, it’s a good thing.

Well respected members of the UK BJJ scene are forming the UK BJJ Association. Currently they are taking memberships for UK BJJ clubs soon they will be taking memberships for individuals. Eventually they will be running copetitions. This is HUGE … Continue reading

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Jiu Jitsu has given me the resting heart rate of an ATHLETE! ;)

I had my resting heart rate taken today for the first time ever as part of a Dr’s appointment for my knee (a whole new blog post to itself!!!). He did the mandatory new patient health checks as I am … Continue reading

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Interesting article on turning your passion for BJJ into a business

http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/turning-a-hobby-into-a-business-give-yourself-a-fighting-chance-8611694.html?fb_action_ids=10152264901225353&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B171809256311373%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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The lead up to Competition…

You’ve been training hard. Now it’s time to enter beast mode. It’s the day before the Welsh Open and you want to win one of these. Check weight? CHECK (88.1kg with gi on) Gameplan? CHECK (not gonna share here obviously … Continue reading

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is my current jam…

Music is a powerful tool. It is used in adverts to sell to us. High tempos are pumped to us as we eat a McDonalds in order for us to eat faster, and leave. It affects the way we drive. … Continue reading

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Superman BJJ

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This is the infamous Mr Wayne Samways, a good friend and training partner of mine. Currently a BJJ Purple Belt under Chris Rees. This meme is awesome.

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What BJJ means to me…

BJJ turned my life around. I was an overweight lazy bastard who smoked 30 cigarettes a day and was out of breath if I walked the dog. I couldn’t do 5 pushups. I’ve always been an MMA fan since I … Continue reading

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Your belt is just a piece of cloth…

…it it not full of jiu jitsu magic… …it does not contain any knowledge… WASH YOUR GOD DAMN BELTS PEOPLE!! After a jesting conversation with training partners and a few light hearted posts on facebook, a quick google and a … Continue reading

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Grappleready

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More mats have been delivered… They have been assembled, and placed upon 2.5cm sheet foam and have filled the 12 square meters of available floorspace… Lights have been fitted for after dark… More mats are needed for padding on the … Continue reading

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Some cool BJJ images

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JJS or JLS?

I subscribed to Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine and received a lovely free gift, a hoodie manufactured by Tatami Fightwear that is of good quality and preferential styling. Brilliant, what more could a BJJ fanboy want? Until… You wear your cherished … Continue reading

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GrappleThon 2013 in Support of RapeCrisis

Grace Barra Bristol are holding the GrappleThon 2013 in Support of RapeCrisis. It has the goal of raising money for charity. It’s being held on 4th May 2013 at Gracie Barra Bristol, go ahead on the day/night to support or … Continue reading

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How BJJ can help you survive a Zombie Apocalypse!

Have you ever wondered if your BJJ training will be useful in a Zombie Apocalypse? I wouldn’t suggest pulling guard but I can see this being effective. Maybe Krav Maga would be better for multiple attackers though!!

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You know you’re addicted to BJJ when…

– You start a blog about it (had to be done) – You get a BJJ related tattoo (again had to be done) – You pronounce all ‘R’ names as if they begin with a ‘H’ – You check peoples … Continue reading

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