IBJJF World Masters 2017

Well, this is my third time heading to Vegas to attend the IBJJF World Masters Championships. Regular readers will know about the steep learning curve that I had in 2015 and the fabulous experience I had last year. I’d love to say that I wasn’t feeling any pressure or expectations going into this year’s event but I’ll be honest – I’d be lying!  Continue reading “IBJJF World Masters 2017”

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Travel Tips for BJJ Adventures

I wrote this blog originally in the summer of 2016, but as I’m planning for my next BJJ adventure I thought it would be worthwhile updating it with some of my latest tips!

As before I’m not going to be focusing on the how to find somewhere to train abroad. For that Sally Arsenault has done a really useful blog regarding finding an academy on your travels. This blog is going to be covering some of my travel tips for keeping yourself organised with your packing and prepared for competition. Continue reading “Travel Tips for BJJ Adventures”

Finger Taping & Hand Care in BJJ

My new @rainhafw finger tape arrived just in time for the most important night of the week #compclass #gripfight #nowhitetapeI’ve been asked a couple of times in the gym why I tape my fingers. The simple answer is that I have sprained a single finger on both hands previously. Each time was a freak accident linked to being tired and having my grip broken (either in Judo or BJJ training. Each time they really hurt and were sore for quite a while. They also left with slightly deformed fingers. Since it happened I’ve taped both of them to protect them from further injury. So with this in mind, I thought it was time to share my thoughts on hand care. Continue reading “Finger Taping & Hand Care in BJJ”

Scramble 3-Way Mitsu Holdall – Review

This summer I had to finally admit that my gym bag was giving up the ghost.  Plus the fact I had broken the zip for a second time really made it clear to me! So when my coach (and Scramble sponsored athlete) Adam Adshead did a shout out to pre-order the new Scramble Holdall I thought it was destiny calling me! Even better was that they arrived literally the day after launch – there is nothing better than going training and walking out with new tricks and new kit! Continue reading “Scramble 3-Way Mitsu Holdall – Review”