Friday, 9 December 2016

Adios to Artur!!

On Wednesday night, Checkmat Wimbledon said adios to Artur Monteiro, who is moving back to Portugal later this month. 


You will be missed my friend, you brought energy, fun and great passion to the mats and we all wish you well in your new chapter in life :)


Monday, 5 December 2016

Side control drill #4

This is my favourite of the four drills I teach in class; when you get the hang of the movement and have a good partner underneath you can really move fast and fluid and there's scope for omoplata, rolling omoplata and much more.  

Try it out in class and add it to the other three drills, mix and match the four drills and watch your top game go through the roof!

Monday, 28 November 2016

MMA win for Team LFF!

Huge congrats to LFF team member Aaron Ramos, who fought at the weekend on the Fusion Fighting Championships 22 event against Rob Guppy; Aaron won the match in the second round with an arm triangle from mount, showcasing Jiu Jitsu to the masses.



Sunday, 27 November 2016

IBJJF Paris Open

1st place No Gi

2nd place Gi

#WEARECHECKMAT

 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Cyborg seminar!

Massive thanks to Luiz for arranging a three day seminar with Cyborg at London Fight Factory last week; I was able to attend the Tuesday session last week and was treated to a guard passing masterclass.


To say Cyborg is a funny guy is an understatement, as he had all of us in stitches with funny jokes as well getting important pieces of information across to everyone, so that they will stick in the mind.  He talked of getting into your opponent's head and stealing their souls as you pass their guard and dominate with ease.

In addition to the fun on the mats, off the mats Luiz gave us all his rendition of the Macarena and what seminar wouldn't be complete without an impromptu dance off to Thriller, half way through the session?


At the end of the class, Cyborg gave a truly inspirational speech on always giving your 100% on the mats, even when you come up short and to be your own superhero; you could have heard a pin drop, as Cyborg spoke about his love and passion for Jiu Jitsu and it was an amazing experience to be sat with someone so inspiring and one who loves Jiu Jitsu with all his heart and soul. 

Once again, thanks to Luiz for making this happpen and continuing in bringing in the best of the best to LFF.

Ooooossss

Checkmat Wimbledon's Mannequin Challenge!

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#mannequinchallenge

Stripes for the lads!

Had a great evening with the lads last night and gave out a handful of stripes to some worthy recipients.

Congrats to Sean, Dan, Jordan and Hayden :)