Periods. Menstrual Cycle. Time of the Month. Whatever you call them the majority of female grapplers have them in some shape or form and have to deal with them on the mat. This blog is a combination of my own experience as well as some the best of the net to hopefully share some thoughts and advice on the topic. Continue reading “Women & BJJ – Periods”
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”
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”
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”