Friday, 31 May 2013

Guard Passing at its best!!

Great little video featuring Rodolfo Vieira, breaking down his many guard passes, using video clips of Vieira in action on the mats, with concepts and pointers on each guard pass. 
Watch, study and enjoy!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Five reasons to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

So what you waiting for guys and gals??  Drop an email to and take the first step on a new and exciting journey, whilst getting yourself kick ass fit at the same time!! 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Why BJJ is so cool..............

As well as train with the BJJ elite, you can chat to them on Facebook and Twitter; I regularly chat with the likes of Caio Terra, Renzo Gracie, Rafael Lovato Jr and Justin Rader to name a few and that's one of the reasons why BJJ is so cool :)

Estilo 4.0 Launch!!

Demand for the new gi from Tatami is going to be sky high, which was launched at the British Open at the weekend just gone; Tatami are waiting for the large order of gi's to arrive at HQ and they'll be up for grabs.

More info at

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

BJJ is for everyone!

Had a great Beginners class this evening, with men, women and children all together as one, sharing mat space, tuition and generally having a good time.

Nice to see some women on the mats tonight; it can be a very daunting prospect, for women to enter a predominantly male environment and this can put many women off from training.  Top marks to Max and Julie tonight, as they crossed the first main hurdle and joined in the fun, hope to see you back next week.
Jiu Jitsu - for everyone!
Jiu Jitsu really is for everyone, if you're reading this, umming and aahing on whether to come and train, as the Nike advert says, "just do it."

Come down to the gym on the beginners class, Thursday 6-730pm, first two classes free, so you nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

For more info email 

Saturday, 4 May 2013

BJJ class @ Lancaster Uni

Another great session tonight over at Lancaster Uni, taking the Friday evening session; the Society is in its infancy, so the first few classes were all no gi, whilst the guys saved up to buy gis.
Lancaster posse
Step forward the lovely human beings from Tatami Fightwear.  After speaking to Society President Philip Kaat, Tatami have sent over the first batch of gi's this week, so this evening was our first proper BJJ class.
Open guard sweep
After the usual warm up drills, I went over two high percentage sweeps and two high percentage lapel chokes, one from the mount and one from half guard.
Krishnan tastes the rainbow!
Rolling ended the session and it was handshakes all round, a really good session, with some great feedback from the students.  It's always nice to get positive feedback from the guys, makes all the hard work and sacrifices worthwhile.
Krishnan gets revenge!
Until next week guys :)

Friday, 3 May 2013

Chris Haueter vid!

Darren Currie is hard at work in securing a trip from Combat Base head coach, the legendary Chris Haueter, later this year.  Here's a video recently made from one of his seminars, showcasing Chris's 'unique' coaching style shall we say :)