Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Old Skool SFUK Interview - Remco Pardoel!

If you are old enough to remember the good old days of SFUK, then here's an interview I did with my very good friend Remco Pardoel, one of many interviews I conducted with him over the years.

I was a lowly white belt at the time of the interview, just starting my journey along the BJJ path and just before I got my gig writing for the ADCC website and attending ADCC 2001. 

Happy memories indeed.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Real life benefits from training BJJ!

An interesting short article in Tatame off the BJJEE website, about the benefits of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the impact it has on daily life, coming from the mouths of the elite.

Read it, then go hit the mats!


Monday, 6 October 2014

Move of the week with Kurt Osiander - Scissor Sweep!!

You just can't beat the basics!!

For those of you that know me and have trained with me, you'll know my favourite sweep is the scissor sweep; I love to sweep high grade belts with this sweep, as many people criticise the sweep for being a white belt sweep and easy to defend sweep.  

I beg to differ. I think it's a high percentage sweep, I've been using the sweep way before I started training BJJ proper, I was taught the sweep by my Trad JJ coach Trevor Roberts and it's served me well over the years.

There's many variations to the sweep and here's Kurt Osiander's take on this two point phenonenom - enjoy!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Move of the week Part Deux - with Jeremy Arel!

Jeremy adds on to his deep half guard entry video with a sweep from DHG - watch, absorb and drill out in class!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Happy birthday to me!

44 years young today, still hitting the mats, albeit slightly twisted up thanks to my long time friend, Mr Back Spasm, but I won't let him beat me, just keep stretching and getting myself taped up again tomorrow, so all good!

To all the 40+ year old BJJ'ers out there, keep training and keep the young guns in line!!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Move of the week with Jeremy Arel!

Here's another great video from my BJJ brother across the pond in South Carolina, all about his entry into deep half guard.  Great attention to detail, something to drill out in class and I'm sure a follow up video of sweeps will soon follow..................

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Move of the week with Jeremy Arel!

Here's a really cool video showing how to finish a submission from one of my go to positions, as many of my students will testify.  Nice little details in the video that makes all the difference, so watch the video and go hit the mats and drill it out!