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

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

Excuses are not BJJ

August 19, 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

As jiu jitsu practitioners we have all had difficult times, when things just don’t work for us. It comes with the territory as we are all learning and none of us are good at everything straight away. Having said that the one thing we should not be doing is making excuses, as excuses are not… Read more

Listen to your body when it complains

April 9, 2015 Wellbeing 2

As an Old Munki I am very aware of the necessity to listen to my body. Any little aches, niggles or pains can be considered the start of something potentially bigger. Getting older means that it takes longer to recover than in my younger years. So I am ultimately becoming more and more aware that… Read more

Idee Pure Soap Review

March 8, 2015 Reviews 0

I was recently provided with some soap by Idee Pure. This is a Manchester based company specialising in cleaning products for athletes. I have been using this soap for a few weeks now and I am very pleased with it. This is my Idee Pure Soap review.