Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Happy birthday to me!

Another year older and still hanging in there; in addition to celebrating my birthday, which also happens to be on the night I teach over at Wimbledon, I'm celebrating twenty five years in the martial arts.

What better way to celebrate this milestone achievement than on the mats tonight with my students.  Really looking forward to training tonight and to the next twenty five years on the mats. 

Monday, 28 September 2015

Checkmat compete!

Just like to say a huge well done to all the LFF guys that competed this weekend in Las Vegas and Liverpool and to everyone else from the Checkmat family. Oosss!

Saturday, 26 September 2015

BJJ and the local press

My very good friend, the legendary Meerkatsu, aka Seymour Yang, has written a very interesting article on the benefits of using the local press in promoting BJJ clubs; I submitted my two pennerth for the article and Seymour kindly added it to his finished piece.

Thanks Seymour! 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Pain - Trevor Roberts style!

Dusted off a handful of old discs the other day and found some real old skool pix from my BJJ and Trad MA days, which I'll be sharing on here with little vignettes behind the photos.

This photo was taken way back in 2000, we were doing a photo shoot for MAI magazine on arm and wrist locks, together with Trevor and Dave Barry and I of course, was the uke for all the techniques.

Lots of fun for Trevor and Dave, lots of grimacing and pain for my good self.

As always with Trevor, no liberties were taken when this photo was taken.

Viva Las Vegas!

All the very best of British to Luiz Ribeiro, Enrique VillaseƱor, Omid Alimohammadi, Luis Gil and #sheriff as they compete in Vegas at the weekend :) 

To everyone else on the Checkmat team who is out there this weekend, go out there and kick ass!
From myself and everyone at Checkmat Wimbledon - Ooosss!