Wednesday, 31 January 2018

New from BAIN...

...The What?!  Find out soon...

Spider guard pass...

A nice little video from my good friend from over the Pond, Jeremy Arel, which also happens to be one of my favourite ways of passing spider guard...

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

GCP Episode 259 - Joao Assis

Silver at the South East Open...

One of my students went off to the South East Open on Sunday just gone and came back with a well earned silver medal; staying in line with BAIN's No Guard Pull January policy, George toed the line and hit the takedowns on his way to the finals and am very proud of his result, which is a great warm up for the Brighton Open in February.

Last night's class

Another busy and sweaty competition class last night, working the team hard as the Brighton Open looms on the horizon; lots of fun exploring the pleasure and pain of the knee on belly and S mount positions, lots more fun to come tomorrow night...

Monday, 29 January 2018

Silver medal for George..

Yesterday, one of my students gave me a big surprise by sneaking off to the South East Open without telling me and came back with a silver medal :)

Huge congrats to George, a great warm up for the Brighton Open in February and I'm told that no guard pulls occurred in his matches, just takedowns, keeping in line with BAIN's No Guard Pull January policy...

How to get DQ'd in Jiu Jitsu...

Jiu Jitsu is the best drug...

 Make Jiu Jitsu your drug of choice...

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Grapple King Gi's at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Very pleased to announce that Grapple King Gi's are available to buy at the club, shown here on the photo with two students and their new Gi's.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Neon Belly Cafe - Pre Sale now ON!

Check out the latest cool gear from BAIN at

Last night's class

Another busy session last night, prepping for the upcoming Brighton Open in February; lots of hard work and plenty of sweat on the mats, onwards and upwards for 2018 :)

Friday, 12 January 2018

Scissor sweep video on WOMA.TV

This is my all time favourite sweep in Jiu Jitsu, the good old scissor sweep; this was first taught to me by my old Trad JJ coach Trevor Roberts, 9th Dan, way back around 1994 and I've been using it ever since.

Big thanks to my student Ron Roy for being a great Uke and to Will from WOMA.TV for the filming...

GCP Episode 254 - Dan Camarillo

GCP Episode 253 - Justin Flores

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

New Ranked T shirt from BAIN...

Seventeen years in the making for me to wear this awesome tshirt from BAIN, you can get yours at 

Sunday, 7 January 2018

New T shirt from BAIN...

Modelling the new Neon Belly Cafe T shirt from BAIN this afternoon over at Checkmat Wimbledon; the T shirt is so new it's not even on sale yet, that's the way I'm rolling this year.

Huge thanks to Harj Bains for sending over this t shirt along with another cool T shirt I'll be modelling tomorrow.

Head on over to for more cool t shirts and stuff...

Friday, 5 January 2018

Grapple Kings Gi's in stock!

Start your training in style this year with these awesome range of Gi's from Grapple Kings!

GK Grapple Kings is a top quality Gi that’s comfortable and durable; the jacket is made from high quality pearl weave cotton and has reinforced stitching on all stress points. The jacket is 450 gsm and has a lightweight durable rubberised collar to prevent sweat and bacteria absorbtion and the collar is covered in ripstop cotton, making it more durable than normal canvas cotton.

The Gi pants are lightweight 8oz twill cotton pants, have double reinforced knee padding and are triple stitched across all stress points.  They have 4 belt loops and rope drawstrings as opposed to the traditional twill which allows for tighter fastening of the pants, making them easier to secure and more comfortable when training and are also reinforced from the shin to the ankle.

The Gi's are priced at £49.99 with free delivery and are available at the links below:-


Thursday, 4 January 2018

GCP Episode 252 - Shintaro Higashi

Last night's class

Kick started 2018 with our first class last night, blowing away the cobwebs and the excesses of the Christmas break with lots of specifics and sparring, sharpening up our takedowns and arm bar finishes as well.  

Come Monday, we will be starting our preparations for the Brighton Open in February, with lots of hard work and sweat to look forward to at the club; I am also looking forward to seeing all our BJJ friends at the event in Brighton, it's going to be a good one.

New t-shirts from BAIN!

These two awesome t shirts arrived this morning from my sponsor over at BAIN HQ; start the new year in style and head over to and order yours...

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

First session of 2018 tonight!

Tonight's the first class of 2018 for Checkmat Wimbledon at the earlier time of 7pm - let's make it a good one!

#NewYear #NewYearNewStart #Resolutions #NewYearNewYou #TrainingGoals

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

GCP Episode 251 - Mario Sperry

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 2018 and start training at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my Jiu Jitsu friends around the world a very happy new year, with a year filled with good training and competition success...