Whilst catching up with friends recently I got asked two really important questions about my blogging. Why did I start my blog? And why I keep doing it?
The second question is what really triggered this blog. I’ll go into my reasons for blogging later but it made me think about what I’ve learned over the last couple of years of blogging including discovering that it’s much more work and hustle than I ever expected! Continue reading “So Your Thinking About Starting a Blog?”
Ok, 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”
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”
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”