Intermittent Fasting for Women

Within my gym its common for a number of the male grapplers to use intermittent scalefasting as way to lose weight for competition etc and some of the guys I know are big advocates of it. However, like most things as a female grappler it’s not always as straightforward as just doing it the same as the guys! I did try it a couple of times and really didn’t have much success with it and found it pretty difficult so I got researching. Whilst there is research on fasting there isn’t that much available on gender differences (unless you’re a rodent) so this blog will try to pull some of this together with my own experiences so you can be aware of some of the things to watch for. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting for Women”


Minion on Tour – London 2018

I’ve mentioned more than once that this year is very much about BJJ adventures rather than just competitions. So, when I had some spare annual leave left at the end of the year it made sense to pack my bags and take a short break to London with my hubby to enjoy Polaris and some mat time! Continue reading “Minion on Tour – London 2018”

The downsides of being a BJJ couple

Both of us often get compliments about how awesome it is to be part of a BJJ couple. These range from never having to make excuses to go training or to a seminar, through to envy over our BJJ holidays, the lack of complaints about gi laundry or the fact that gi shopping can be indulged. But there are downsides which I thought I’d share/rant about! 😉 Continue reading “The downsides of being a BJJ couple”

Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​

A few months ago the lovely people at the Verbal Tap Podcast ran an ADCC sweepstake event on Facebook. The good news was that I won! Although I have to give credit to Beatriz Mesquita as she did the hard work – I’d just been drawn her name! As a result, I got to receive a rashguard from the lovely people at Mat Therapy which as always I’m reviewing for you! Continue reading “Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​”