Women & BJJ – Periods

UntitledPeriods. 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”

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The downsides of being a BJJ couple

Both of us often get compliments about how awesome it is to be part of a BJJ couple. These range from never having to make excuses to go training or to a seminar, through to envy over our BJJ holidays, the lack of complaints about gi laundry or the fact that gi shopping can be indulged. But there are downsides which I thought I’d share/rant about! 😉 Continue reading “The downsides of being a BJJ couple”

Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​

A few months ago the lovely people at the Verbal Tap Podcast ran an ADCC sweepstake event on Facebook. The good news was that I won! Although I have to give credit to Beatriz Mesquita as she did the hard work – I’d just been drawn her name! As a result, I got to receive a rashguard from the lovely people at Mat Therapy which as always I’m reviewing for you! Continue reading “Mat Therapy Warrior Princess Rashguard Review​​​”

Using a Chiropractor

hello chiropractorOne of the things I planned to blog about this month was revisiting my part-time grappler experiment to review if things had changed and how I’d improved my mat time. The simple answer to that is I haven’t and that’s mainly due to a back injury I sustained during my World’s preparation. It’s also linked to why I am taking a break from competitions so no blog from Lisbon this year either. But it does give me a chance to highlight one of my backroom support team heroes – my chiropractor! Continue reading “Using a Chiropractor”