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”

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”

BJJ Relationships – Training at Different Gyms

Now that Valentine’s Day is out of the way I thought that it was finally time to blog about one of the unique aspects of my BJJ life.

My husband trains at a different gym to me and when we do train together we very rarely roll together and only drill.

Now a lot of people have found this really odd and it is one of the things that we find ourselves explaining frequently.  Especially to people who don’t realise we’re at different gyms until they see us at competition with different patches etc. So in this blog I’m going to cover how it happened, why it works for us and essentially my reasons for choosing a different gym? Continue reading “BJJ Relationships – Training at Different Gyms”