Print your own gi checker

April 22, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 0

If you are a regular IBJJF competitor you know how important it is to be able to pass gi check. We have all had that nerve racking minute while you find out if you’re allowed to move forward to the mat. Well now you can check your own gi at home. You can actually print your… Read more

Periodising you carbs

April 10, 2017 Diet 0

I am always interested in ways to tweak my diet to make it better for training and health. Carbohydrate periodisation was something I had not heard of before, but sounded interesting. Periodising your carbs can apparently help your body get better at burning fat.  This definitely sounded good to me.

A simple guide to the best bjj finger tape

November 15, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Reviews 1

Who makes the best bjj finger tape? I have been struggling recently with finding a decent finger tape.  One that would actually stay on until the end of class. In my quest to find the best bjj finger tape, I have bought loads of the stuff.  To save you having to go through the same… Read more

BJJ strategy – fight the person not the belt

October 22, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

How often do we make judgments based on limited information, not knowing or understanding the full picture?  Have you turned up to a competition and seen your opponant has four stripes on their belt to your none. Do you then feel a little defeated from the start. Or they have no stripes and you have… Read more

Self knowledge in BJJ

July 18, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

There has been a lot of publicity recently around the Enson Inoue decision to demote himself from Black to Purple belt, then back again. But did his initial lack of understanding lead him to a greater self knowledge in bjj?