Thursday, 31 October 2013

Technique of the week

Enjoy this cool vid of one of my favourite sweeps from half guard.  Drill to win :)

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Check out this inspiring article written by a 49 year old woman, who has started out on the jiu jitsu path; read this and when ever you start to make excuses (too old, etc) read the article and realise you're missing out on changing your life for the better.  Beyond measure.

Tatami Training Bag - in stock!

Training bag now back in stock - 'nuff sed :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

New 93 brand BJJ Gi

One of Tatami's latest offerings in the gi department.................... for more info visit


Looks familiar??

One of the joys of Jiu Jitsu :)

The Garage T-shirt!

Perfect timing.
Combat Base chief instructor Chris Haueter, one twelfth of the infamous Dirty Dozen, is in the UK for a brief seminar tour and kicks off tonight with a seminar at Factory BJJ in Reddish. 
A few weeks ago, one of Chris's purple belts emailed me, asking if I had any of my club patches left, as he liked the design and wanted one for his gi.  I had a few left and sent them over the pond and in return, he sent me over a couple of tshirts, one of them being The Garage t-shirt.
The Garage refers to Chris's legendary training area at his house in Redondo Beach in Los Angeles and the t-shirts arrived last week, all in good time for the seminar tonight.
Photos and seminar report will follow; really excited and looking forward to sharing the mats with a real legend.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Your first BJJ class............

A fine article from Chicago based BJJ practitioner Samuel Spiegelman, about what to expect in your first BJJ class.....................

Monday, 21 October 2013

ADCC 2013 results and matches!

Top marks to the guys over at Lapel Choke dot com in hunting down matches and results for ADCC 2013....................enjoy!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

ADCC 2013 - Estima v Galvao!!

Helio Perdigao in the UK!

Next week is shaping up to be a great week of black belt tuition; firstly Chris Haueter is in the UK on a short tour of the Combat Base academies and my good friend Ross Hudson is hosting a three day training camp with black belt Helio Perdigao at his club in Ormskirk.
Helio lives and teaches in Lisbon and was bronze medallist at the 2012 Europeans at Featherweight and silver medallist at the 2013 Europeans at Lightweight.
The seminar is open to all BJJ players regardless of academies or affiliations and I have a number of students attending all three sessions; due to teaching commitments I will be at the Sunday session, really looking forward to both seminars with Chris and Helio.
Anyone interested in attending, contact Ross on the e-mail address in the poster; at £30 for all three sessions, this is really excellent value for money and I look forward to catching up with Ross and company on Sunday and joining in the fun.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Chris Haueter in the UK!

I'm very excited to announce that Combat Base USA chief coach Chris Haueter will be in the UK from next Thursday on a whistle stop tour of the UK Combat Base academies.  I will be attending the first seminar at Factory BJJ on October 24th and have a handful of students joining in the fun too.
Chris is 1/12th of the infamous Dirty Dozen and will be bringing his unique coaching style and colourful language a la Kurt Osiander with him from across the pond, sharing concepts, un - PC rants and general mad ramblings that only Haueter can pull off.
Roll on next Thursday!!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

BJJ @ Lancaster Uni!

BJJ classes are now back on at Lancaster Uni as from last night; being the first class of the new term, the mats were packed with regulars and a lot of new starters, so the session was no gi, until the lads get new gi's.
After a quick warm up, I took the class through a number of guard passing drills and went into a neat little guard pass and attacks from side control, before a few rounds of sparring to end the evening.
Great fun as always, look forward to seeing you all again next week!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Renzo's arm bar!

A neat little YT clip of Renzo Gracie, showing an attack when the opponent turtles and drill in class!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New blue belt Part Deux

Huge congrats to Duncan Aitchison who was promoted to blue belt by Helen Currie last weekend; all the hard work and dedication duly rewarded, congrats from myself and everyone at the gym.