Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Well done Kevin!

Huge congrats to young Kevin Solomovitch on his fine performance at the Brighton Open at the weekend, coming away with two silver medals; first one was in the No Gi advanced purple bracket, then he competed in the No Gi Absolute, which was a mix of purple, brown and black belts. In all Kevin had eight matches and took six wins and was also working at the event as well.

A very cool and confident performance from Kevin, who's only been a blue belt for a year, so keep an eye on this young man in the future, he's going places!

Last night's class...

Another killer comp class last night, only a few more sessions to go before the Surrey Open, so lots more hard work ahead in the next few weeks...

Monday, 16 July 2018

Kurt Osiander's Move of the Week...

Now everything has returned to normal after the World Cup and Wimbledon, what better way to kick start the week than with a video of pure Jiu Jitsu gold from the man himself Kurt Osiander, filmed at his new academy, Empire Jiu Jitsu...

Friday, 13 July 2018

GCP Episode 303 - Alex Atala

GCP Episode 302 - Nathiely De Jesus

Apologies for being rather quiet this week, had some gremlins in the works this week with internet connection; to make up for the lull, here's two portions of the awesome GCP Podcast...

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Last night's class - keeping it real!

Had a brilliant session last night, as we donned boxing gloves and pressure tested our skills; lots of hard work and gallons of sweat were left on the mats as we pushed ourselves ever further in the pursuit of excellence.  

We started off with rounds of boxing then moved on to more specific drills, working on defending the open guard pass whilst being punched, dirty boxing and pummelling with your opponent whilst being pinned against the wall, working for a clinch or body lock against a striking opponent and much more, rounding the session off with specifics on the ground, with a good helping of strikes thrown in for good measure.

The whole dynamics of grappling changes when there's someone in front of you punching you in the face and body and making your life a misery; you have to work hard and utilise all the hours you've spent in class to get you through each round, there's no hiding place when shit gets real, if you don't react then it's lights out.

Congrats to everyone last night who turned up and stepped out of their comfort zone and in doing so made their zone that much bigger...Oooosss!

Friday, 6 July 2018