Monday, 31 December 2018

2018 BJJ Globetrotters Calendar...

Huge thanks to my good friend Christian Graugart for designing this awesome 2018 calendar...can you find Wimbledon BJJ on there...???

Happy New Year!!

The Northern Monkey wishes everyone out there in the grappling world a very Happy New Year's Eve Night and a Happy New Year already to all my friends Down Under :)

Lots of success throughout 2019 to everyone, not too many injuries and lots of competition success and new belt colours too :)

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas from the Northern Monkey!!

The Northern Monkey would like to wish all his students, fellow Fight Sports brothers and sisters and all his grappling and striking friends all around the world a very Merry Christmas...

Friday, 21 December 2018

London Fight Factory!!

Paid my last visit of the year to Luiz down at London Fight Factory and caught up with few familiar faces and joined Luiz and few of the guys for a bite to eat, before wishing everyone all the best for Christmas and New Year...back on it in the New Year!

Shouts out to Ted Chan and Borja, great to see you guys as always :)

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Bon voyage to Graeme...

Yesterday, Wimbledon BJJ said au revoir and bon voyage to BJJ Globetrotters pin up boy Graeme Mc Kenna, as he leaves London for the last time, to start a new chapter in life under the sun in Australia.

Graeme will continue training at Absolute MMA in Melbourne and will be joining two ex students Kelz and Juliette, so I'll be looking forward to seeing pix of them all on the mats and kicking ass.

From everyone at the club, we all wish you and your partner every success in your new chapter in life and that the doors of the club will always be open to you here in London...also, a huge thanks from all the lads for sorting out a round from Gatwick Spoons to Wimbledon Spoons via the Spoons App...modern technology at its finest!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Northern Monkey banner!

One very proud owner of the Northern Monkey banner... :)

Friday, 7 December 2018

BJJ Digest #94...

Delivery arrived today!

Now I wonder what this can be, that arrived on my doorstep a half hour ago...#northernmonkey #banner

Workshop with Deninho at Wimbledon BJJ...

What better way to start the New Year than with a masterclass with the one and only Deninho, from Fight Sports Miami...this will be our first workshop for Fight Sports London and I am really excited to have Deninho over at the club, during his two week visit to the UK...this session is open to all Fight Sports team members and to all other associations across the grappling and striking arts community...

Thanks to Enrique Villasenor for designing the poster :)

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Vagner Rocha in the house at LFF!

You never know who's going to walk through the doors at LFF and today was no exception...good luck to Fight Sports very own Vagner Rocha who's competing against Benson Henderson at Polaris 8 on Sunday, we're all behind you brother!

Last night's class...

Great session last night, mixing up some old school guillotines and self defence work, plus plenty of rolling, great fun for a Monday night, same again tomorrow night :)

Monday, 3 December 2018

Anthony Pillage's Last Huzzah...

It was an honour and a privilege to be in Coventry yesterday to attend and support Anthony Pillage's last ever seminar, as he continues to look cancer in the face and keep moving forward; in order to make it yesterday Anthony had his lungs drained over the weekend, so if anyone is thinking of any feeble excuses to miss class tonight or any night, then think again.

Was great to bump into some old friends and like all these events, new friends and connections were made and I'm looking forward to working with these people in the near future...

Photo credits - Rob Phelps and John Dermott

BJJ Digest #92...