Improve Your Grappling Every Time You Pee!

I apologise for the slightly clickbait title but I needed something to grab your attention and “things to do that improves your health and grappling during an office toilet break” does not exactly trip off the tongue!

As regular readers know I am far from a full time athlete and my time is precious, so I thought I’d share a quick insight into how me (and my hubby) genuinely do try and squeeze some jiu jitsu friendly activity into literally every little break that we get! Continue reading “Improve Your Grappling Every Time You Pee!”

Easter Netflix & Chill BJJ Style – 2017

Last year I did a blog to help people get through their Easter Sunday. In the UK Easter Sunday is a bit like Xmas Day in that everything is generally shut but without the presents and great TV. My last post featured six non-technical BJJ focused documentaries and films that you may find enjoyable. So I thought it made perfect sense to update it with some more offerings for this year! Continue reading “Easter Netflix & Chill BJJ Style – 2017”

Entering Competition – The things nobody tells you….

Competition season is getting into full flow locally and I am frequently seeing a host of people stepping onto the mats for their first competition who are simply unprepared. Not necessarily in terms of their BJJ techniques but due to a whole list of things that people haven’t told them or they just haven’t thought about. So it’s time to list some of the random and the “so obvious that you may forget” things that you need to know about when you’re about to starting to compete! Continue reading “Entering Competition – The things nobody tells you….”

What Makes a Good Coach?

Last minute judo exam swotting in my fab @valor_fightwear gi. Judo gi but bjj everyday 😉I recently completed my Level 1 coaching award in Judo and one of the questions asked was “what makes a good coach?”. Now it’s something I’ve pondered in my earlier career as I’ve spent a huge chunk of working life in Sports Development including as a coach educator as well as being an athletics performance coach before I discovered martial arts. So I thought it was perhaps time I put some of my thoughts to paper! Continue reading “What Makes a Good Coach?”