Wednesday is No Gi day at Combat Base Bolton, where you can find me teaching all the non IBJJF friendly techniques I've acquired over the years from training at various grappling clubs around the North West.
With this in mind, check out this cool video from the leg lock legend that is Dean Lister and be sure to drill these out in class and start taking home some ankles..........
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
Another cool video from Rafael Lovato Jr on guard passing; the first pass on the video was shown to me when I attended a seminar of his at Eddie Kone's gym in London a couple of years ago and this was the last pass in a series of passes that start from the same passing position.
The second pass is a detailed study of passing the butterfly guard and Rafael shows his favourite way of passing guard straight into mount, something I have been using ever since attending his seminar; Rafael ends the video showing how you can combing both passes, making yourself a real guard passing beast, the scourge of all guard players.
As always, watch the video, get your instructor to watch the video, hit the mats and drill, drill, drill! As always, get in touch and let me know if you hit any of these passes in training or competition.........................
Saturday, 30 November 2013
An epic battle between two young warriors, real nail biting action! Massive thanks to George Higgins for stepping up and giving Lee a real run for his money, he's a credit to himself and his club. As with many BJJ fights, after the result, both combatants are now very good friends, which is what Jiu Jitsu is all about, so sit back and enjoy a thrilling fight.................
Friday, 29 November 2013
A few weeks ago I received an email from Jamico Elder, one of Chris Haueter's students at The Garage in LA, asking me for one of my old Combat Base Bolton patches, as it contained some artwork that was on one of Chris's t shirts and he wanted one for his new gi.
The club patches were designed by my right hand man Ben Ogunby and I had none left so I did the next best thing and took the patch off my gi and shipped it over and in return, Jay sent me a couple of cool t-shirts that Chris had recently designed.
What Jay didn't tell me was that after a training session with the legend that is Jeff Glover, both Jay and Jeff posed for a few photos at The Garage with my patch in hand, as did Chris Haueter.
Jay emailed me the photos as a little surprise, which really brightened up my day; Jeff Glover with my club patch in his hand!!!!
Monday, 25 November 2013
Massive congrats from myself and the lads to super heavy weight Lee Jones on his gold medal at the Blackpool Open at the weekend; Lee finally faced someone at his own weight, George Higgins from Checkmat in London and the lads gave a masterclass on competitive BJJ. One of the best matches I've seen in a long time, both lads fought their hearts out and gave it 101%
Video will be online very soon..................