Thursday, 21 May 2015

Why women should train Jiu Jitsu - Part 2

Enough said!

Why women should train Jiu Jitsu............

New female member!

I'm very pleased to announce that Checkmat Wimbledon welcomed its first female student last night; I've had a number of tentative enquiries from women over the last few months, that have fallen through when they enquire about other women at the club and find out that it's an all male class.

Jiu Jitsu is for everyone, not just for men.  It's for men and women young and old, adults and children and all points in between and now that the club has its first female student, hopefully this will inspire more women to come down and join the club.

Welcome aboard Emily.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Get motivated!


Take a few minutes wherever you are in the world and watch this video; let it get motivated to train tonight, tomorrow, the day after and the day after ad nauseum.

Drilling v Sparring

Ahhhhhh that age old question rears its head once again - to drill or spar? 

Some people prefer to drill and some prefer sparring over drilling; as long as the job gets done, does it matter if you prefer one or the other?  You've heard the saying 'drillers make killers', surely there must be some truth in this bold statement? Andre Galvao has a boook out titled 'Drill to Win' and who are we to argue with a multiple time World champion? Kit Dale and Nic Gregoriades would tend to disagree with Andre and offer conceptual teaching methodologies, so who's right and who's wrong?

Check out this latest article from the website and make your own mind up.

Jiu Jitsu Roadmap!

A very interesting article from the website, pay close attention to the white belt section :)