Gi Review – Gr1ps Ara Women’s Gi

UntitledBlack Friday is a gi addicts worst time of year. You promise yourself that you’re not buying any more gi’s and then you see a tempting discount – made worst by the fact that your husband is buying one too reducing the shipping costs! It was this deadly combination and my soft spot for a pretty gi that saw the Gr1ps Ara gi winging its way to me!
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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”

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?”