Longevity in your BJJ

December 12, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wellbeing 2

Training Brazilian jiu jitsu is something that most of us want to be able to do for the rest of our lives. Whether you started young or later in life, the goal is still to be like Helio and Carlos and train well into old age. But as you get older consciously adapting your jiu… Read more

Meditation for BJJ

April 13, 2016 Mental Preparation Wellbeing 0

Meditation for BJJ really? Meditation is big in the press, helping with stress and other issues. But for some people the thought of chanting or listening to pan pipes can be off putting. It’s hard to appreciate how sitting quietly can actually be a benefit for you as an ageing grappler. So how can you… Read more

Strength Training for the everyday grappler      

March 30, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness 0
strength training for the everyday grappler

I have a number of qualifications in physical training and I have attended many courses and read lots of papers on strength training for athletes.  But this tends to focus on how to train elite level athletes, what do you and I do when it comes to strength training? Here are some things to consider… Read more

Overreaching when training BJJ

September 8, 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Wellbeing 4

I signed up for the World Masters in Las Vegas a while ago and as I consequence I have upped my mat time. I obviously thought this would be necessary going into such a big competition. The unfortunate side of this is that work and life stresses inconveniently haven’t reduced, to give me capacity for… Read more

The psychology of injuries for the older bjj athlete

July 22, 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wellbeing 0

One thing that is important for all BJJ practitioners to learn, especially us older ones, is how to deal with injuries. Not just physically deal with them, that mainly is the easy bit. But mentally deal with them too. It is going to happen at some point and how you deal with it will have… Read more