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

Why you should lift heavy weights

November 14, 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Wellbeing 0

As an Old Munki I generally find my BJJ training tiring enough. So adding anything else onto my training agenda, has to have a really good reason. But one thing I try and do every week is do one session of heavy weights. There are a number of good reasons to lift, so here are… Read more

Macebell training

June 3, 2014 Fitness 2

A few weeks ago I bought a 10kg (22lbs) macebell.  I have been intrigued by macebell training for a few months and finally took the plunge and bought one.  If you are in the UK I would really recommend Wolverston Fitness they have great prices on macebells and from the example I have they are great… Read more

Yoga Munki

March 4, 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wellbeing 0

I have been training in Ashtanga Yoga now for about six months.  There are a number of recommendations on the internet, about how well yoga and bjj go together.  There are a number of famous yogis that are high level BJJ practioners, Rickson Gracie, Nic Gregoriades and Danny Prokopos just to name a few.

The start of my journey in hand balancing …..

February 11, 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Mental Preparation 0

Over the last few weeks I have been reading how people are now setting goals for themselves.  One blog I read Skirt on a Mat, made a good point goals are not resolutions.  As we all know resolutions are normally broken by now.   So now I am a few weeks into it I thought I would… Read more