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The next chapter begins

I wasn’t expecting this. So much so I only entered the British Open NOGI as a blue belt only a few days ago. Guess I’m competing up a level. I love Jiu Jitsu, and have had some amazing memories thus … Continue reading

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Monkey vs Dog BJJ match!

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Hereford Open Sunday 23rd June 2013

Another really good day the the Hereford Open, a really well run comp with awesome medals! On a personal note I got to the Bronze final of my category before having to tap due to dislocating my shoulder while driving … Continue reading

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Thought I’d share a pic of my garage…

…now finished and tested. …and it’s great! It was worth all the effort and the (surprisingly little) expense!! Whaddya think?

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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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UPDATE! Mr Tickles Matted Garage…

Yay! Got the keys to my garage this morning, so have swept it out and placed some cardboard down. Jon from Pontcanna Dojo was awesome and gave me some foam to use as underlay last night so I placed that … Continue reading

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Mr Tickle’s Guide to IBJJF Technique Legality

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Ok – so I wasn’t positive about what was legal and what wasn’t legal at competition, so the geek in me downloaded the IBJJF Rulebook and had a read. The big surprise for me was that techniques involving stretching the … Continue reading

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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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BJJ Belts Explained

I saw this posted on the BJJ Underground forum on Facebook and felt the need to share. I think it pretty f*ckin cool and pretty much  epitomises how I see each belt level 🙂

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MR TICKLE’S BJJ DEAL ALERT! COMPRESSION Base Layer Pants (Spats / Leggings) £9.30 Delivered!

From the same place as the awesome £8.99 (delivered) rashguard I blogged about earlier (https://mrticklebjj.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/mr-tickles-bjj-deal-alert-longsleeve-rashguard-8-99-delivered/) comes these compression base layer pants. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Mens-COMPRESSION-Base-Layer-Pants-tight-under-skin-sports-gear-Collection-/280824570114?pt=US_Men_s_Athletic_Apparel&var=&hash=item416272e102 I’m really happy with the quality of the rashguard and have taken to wearing spats in these cold … Continue reading

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#SaveOlympicWrestling

    No final decision has been made yet. It’d be a travesty if wrestling is removed from the Olympics.

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‘Chave de pe’ is my favourite submission. Mr Tickle’s guide to Portuguese terms for BJJ.

I can be quite (very) pretentious, so I would like to be able to throw a Portuguese word in to a sentence here and there, especially since I train in a Brazilian art. So here you go, common phrases that … Continue reading

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The perils of home mats / training at home.

OK… my ribs are hurt so no jiu jitsu for me for a while. It only really affects me when I twist so I’m able to do pushups, curls, and shoulder press stuff etc… The only problem is, whenever I … Continue reading

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