The Importance of Sleep

e5f8987028d3f1f97fea26f7e1f2d4b9Ok, I admit it. One of my husband’s pet names for me is “Sloth”. Simply because I really love sleeping! However, sleep isn’t just an enjoyable activity, it’s also an important part of recovery. So this blog is going to look at why it’s important, how it can help your jits and how to ensure you maximise your recovery time through sleep. Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

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Gift Ideas for Grapplers – 2017

Since starting this blog I have done annual Xmas gift idea every November to help grapplers (and their nearest and dearest) to find some gift ideas over Black Friday and beyond. In 2015 I suggested Jewellery, Artwork, Beauty gifts and random stocking ideas. Whilst last year was all about fingers and feet, massage and medals as well as books and bags. So it makes sense to continue the tradition and to share some of the ideas I’ve seen this year! Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Grapplers – 2017”

Taking a Break from Competition

One of the unique things about BJJ is that you can train all year round but you can also participate in competition all year round! Gi, No gi, sub only, IBJJF or local competitions your choice is endless! But whilst this is great in one aspect as you can always throw yourself into another competition to help continue your winning streak or to correct your mistakes it means that you also don’t take your foot off the gas. 

In one respect BJJ is very honest, if you’re not training, the results on the mat will mirror your effort. But is it realistic to keep the same pace all year round, your entire BJJ journey? And are all the relentless messages about training more and embracing the grind that helpful or healthy?

Blog spoiler – there is no simple black or white answer! It really is a personal thing! Continue reading “Taking a Break from Competition”

CBD Oil in BJJ

There is a growing interest in the use of CBD Oil in BJJ with a number of articles springing up on the internet as well as well known brands such as Scramble and Hyperfly now selling CBD products. I’ve recently started using CBD oil for reasons I will elaborate on later and found it was like a secret society – nobody spoke out about it but a lot of people used it! So it made sense to write an article! Continue reading “CBD Oil in BJJ”