Monday, 18 April 2011

Eddie Kone seminar report!

My latest report is now online, courtesy of the thoroughly nice chaps at BJJ on the other side of the pond in the US of A. Be sure to read the report and sign up to the weekly newsletter, which is brimming with all things BJJ and is delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Can't think of a finer way to start the week :)

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Jiu Jitsu Style Issue #2!

The latest edition of this excellent magazine is on sale April 21st and features my first interview for the magazine, Bristol based black belt Pedro Bessa; be sure to pick a copy up and let me know what you think of the interview :)

Monday, 11 April 2011

Belated update # 2 - Helen Currie Charity BJJ Seminar

Here's the link to my report for Jiu Jitsu Style -

Belated update #1 - BJJ comp success!

Thanks to a pesky virus on my laptop, I have been unable to update the Blog on my preparations and thoughts on my upcoming BJJ competitions; two events back to back saw me on the mats at the Hereford Open 7 at the end of March and the following week at the British Open in Birmingham in April. I enjoyed both competitions immensely, both were well organised and ran to time and it was a chance to try and test out techniques practised over the last few months in class.

At the Hereford Open, I competed in my weight group and the Absolute and came away with silver in my weight group and bronze in the Absolute; highlight of the day was competing against an adult in the Absolute, as two brackets were merged to make up one bracket, so we didn't have fight the guys we faced in our weight groups. The adult competitor was from Team Alliance, so he was going to be no easy opponent; after a tough match and scoring two points with my favourite sweep, I was lucky enough to win the match via submission, so there's still some life in the old dog yet :)

Six days later and I was down the M6 and in Birmighman, competing for the first time at the British Open, run by Braulio Estima and crew; a number of Combat Base students were also competing and we managed to end the day with a trio of bronze medals, not bad for a small club, competing against the bigger academies.

So, a pretty decent run for an old timer, three medals in two events. Plenty to take on board not just for me, but for the rest of the lads and once again it's back to the drawing board to prepare for a summer of competitions and hopefully more medals :)