Tuesday, 31 January 2017

5 tips from Cobrinha to help your Jiu Jitsu career


Cobrinha at London Fight Factory!

What a way to kick start the new year!

Massive thanks to Luiz for arranging a seminar with Cobrinha at the weekend, who gave a masterclass in guard passing; back when I was a purple belt, I had the privilige of picking up Cobrinha from Manchester Airport and looked after him for  the day, as he was over for a seminar tour arranged by Ed Brown.

It was really nice to hook up again and we had a good chat before and after the seminar and now follow each other on social media, something I think is really awesome. Guys like Cobrinha are BJJ royalty, the top guys in the sport and yet still take time to keep in touch with the the average BJJ guys online.  Great stuff!

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

First class of the year!

Had a great first session of the year last night at Checkmat Wimbledon and a great turn out too, considering students are still out of the country visiting families and some poor souls were stuck in work last night.

The session was Open Mat style and was a great way to ease everyone back into the training groove; with a seventies disco mix and funky disco house mix blasting from the speakers, the time flew by and all that was left was the group photo and some nifty 360 degree videos of people sparring and a group photo to finish off an awesome session.  I was also proud to be repping the slick new BAIN rashguard too, which admirably handled the rolls during the night.

Next class tomorrow night, expect more of the same!

Monday, 2 January 2017

11 reasons to train at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Whatever your health and fitness goals are this year, you can achieve them at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Make positive changes in your life with a team dedicated to help realise your goals, taking you to the next level, with classes in martial arts and personal training, tailor made to the individual!

Martial Arts – the instructor has twenty five years experience in the martial arts sector.

·         Black belts in Karate, Traditional Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
·         Graded in Judo and Sambo
·         Also trained in Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wrestling and Catch Wrestling

Fitness, Conditioning and Nutrition

·         Instructor holds a 2:1 Honours degree in Sports Science and Coaching
·         Applied sports training principles in martial arts teaching,  personal training and 121        sessions
·         Other applied modules include sport and exercise physiology
·         Sport and exercise psychology
·         Sport and exercise nutrition
·         Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
·         Principal coach for Aim Higher, a Government initiative to widen participation in higher         education in England through activities that raise the aspirations of young people.
·         Sports Coach UK modules in Equity in Your Coaching and Good Practice and Child Protection
All of the above under one roof at Checkmat Wimbledon!

M: 07522 962942
A: 40 Broadway Court, Wimbledon, SW19 1RG

If you’re serious about training, take the first steps to a stronger and fitter 2017 and start training at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Sunday, 1 January 2017