Thursday, 23 November 2017

Training Camp over, ready for the English Open

The English Open Training Camp ended last night with another solid turnout, with one more chance for the lads to sharpen the iron before heading off to the University of East London on Saturday morning.

Seven weeks of hard training has come to an end and I'm proud of all my students that have turned up each week and given it their all to the cause and helped push the lads that will be competing this weekend.

It's been a real team effort getting the lads ready for battle and the best part is that everyone's Jiu Jitsu will have improved from the added intensity a training camp brings, so it's a win/win situation all round.


Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - shame on you!

It appears that this company has taken the design of my sponsor BAIN's White Belt Tears mug and is passing it off as their own on their website and have ignored a cease and desist order.

I find this totally unacceptable and urge all my fellow BJJ friends and followers to boycott the site and to leave a 1* rating and comment on their FB page - 

If you would like to purchase a genuine BAIN White Belt Tears mug and help support a very talented designer whose vision I've helped support since the early days, then please visit

Thank you.

GCP Episode 239 - Steve Bongiorno

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The English Open awaits.........

Another solid session last night down at the office, just one more class tomorrow before the lads head off to the University of East London at the weekend and test themselves against fellow white belts at the English Open.

Grapple Kings goodies

Huge thanks to Omar Javed over at Grapple Kings for sending me down some goodies to road test on the mats and on the pads over the coming weeks.  Check the link at the bottom of this post to view the Gi and place your orders, as these Gi's are selling fast.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Slo mo video featured on

Huge thanks to Will Newland for posting this video on to the WOMA You Tube channel, more videos to follow in the future.

This is a great opportunity to showcase techniques executed over 40's style and I look forward to showing the rest of the videos I filmed as a brown belt at the beginning of 2016, as well as more up to date videos.

If Cobrinha is doing it, why aren't YOU?!

GCP Episode 238 - Alberto Crane

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The English Open awaits............

Looking forward to the English Open next weekend as five students take the plunge and step up to compete and lay it all on the line, testing themselves on the mats against their peers.

Been working the guys hard over the last four weeks, whipping them into shape, with a team effort from all at the club; those that aren't competing are all part of the team effort to get students ready for competition and as a result in these training camps, everyone's Jiu Jitsu improves as a result, so it's a win/win situation all round.

More hard training tomorrow night guys.............Oooooosss!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

BJJ in the Olympics?

It's a topic that's polarising opinions in the Jiu Jitsu community, with high ranking black belts in support of the move, as well as the nay sayers. One nay sayer in particular is Fabio Gurgel, here's what he has to say about the topic.........

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Lucas Leite at London Fight Factory

Huge thanks to Luiz Manxinha Ribeiro for continually bringing the best of the best to London Fight Factory :)

Last night, I had the chance to learn from multiple times world champion Lucas Leite and he didn't disappoint; drills aplenty and some wicked half guard into x guard transitions to add to my game.

You never stop learning Jiu Jitsu, you can train til the day you die and still there's a myriad of things you don't even know about and that's what keeps me on the mats at my ripe old age.

Finish from the back like Renzo...............