BJJ New Year Resolutions

Ok, I’ll be honest I think new year’s resolutions pretty much suck! Statistically, most of them fail and you just see them generally plastered all over social media etc. So why add to the resolutions clutter and blog about them only a couple of days before the new year? Continue reading “BJJ New Year Resolutions”

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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”

Valor Fightwear – Shori 450 Judo Gi

Last minute judo exam swotting in my fab @valor_fightwear gi. Judo gi but bjj everyday 😉As regular readers know that as well as practicing BJJ I also train in Judo. Last year I needed a new competition gi for the British Judo Championships and had a nightmare buying a gi. A mixture of poor stock levels, import costs, gi shrinkage and in some cases poor customer service left me disillusioned with a number of Judo gi companies. So when I heard that Valor Fightwear were starting to produce judo gi’s instantly got in touch to find out about launch dates. I was even more delighted to be asked if I wished to test one out! Continue reading “Valor Fightwear – Shori 450 Judo Gi”

Do We Really Need Masters Categories?

UntitledIn BJJ females usually can only compete in BJJ in either adult or masters 1. There are a couple of key exceptions such as the World, European or Brazilian Masters but unlike our male counterparts we often have to drop down age groups or not compete. Now some people (usually those on the cusp of being masters athletes or new masters aged athletes!) argue that there is no point to masters at such an early age. We should just compete with the adults and that some people just go to master’s for small categories and easier medals (yes it’s been said!) So this article covers one simple discussion. Do female masters categories really matter?  Continue reading “Do We Really Need Masters Categories?”