Friday, 22 February 2019

Wimbledon BJJ in the local press...

Great little article on our humble club, after a visit last week by one of the reporters...looking at getting more women through the door at the club this year and this article will be a great help in achieving this...we are on page 10...



Thursday, 21 February 2019

Last night's class...

Another good week of training here at Wimbledon BJJ, mixing up prison rules wrist locks, Twatemjitsu and tweaking up high percentage subs from side control...all good fun :)


Northern Monkey Down Under...

HUGE shout out to my old student Graeme, now living Down Under and repping the awesome new Northern Monkey rash guard :)

All the best mate from everyone at Wimbledon BJJ, hope to see you again sometime in the future :)


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

BJJ Digest 122...

BJJ Digest 121

Last night's class...the Man Flu returns!

Been a slave to the dreaded Man Flu for the last two weeks, thought I was out of the woods at the weekend, but my body was having none of it and gave me a fresh bout of miserableness...

Managed to muster up some strength and took the class last night and had a surprisingly enjoyable night, teaching a mix of Twatemjitsu and Prison Rules Jiu Jitsu...still feeling rough today so been playing catch up on here with a few outstanding BJJ Digest episodes....


BJJ Digest 120

BJJ Digest #119

Thursday, 7 February 2019

BJJ Digest #118...

The Northern Monkey rash guard...



Managed to drag myself from my sick bed to take a few photos of the awesome new Northern Monkey rash guard from  subguards.com that landed this morning...to say I'm pleased with the design and quality of the rash guard is an understatement, another awesome piece of kit from Subguards, can't wait to hit the mats and start twisting up fools!

As always, massive thanks to Gartista, without whom....

Ooooss!


Northern Monkey rash guards have landed!!




These bad boys landed on the doorstep today, can't wait to test the rash guard out in the next class...a life threatening bout of Man Flu has me on the couch for now, so my next session will be on Monday night, when we'll have Sharpey taking the class...cant wait!

Friday, 1 February 2019

BJJ Podcast Episode 8 - Kazushi Sakuraba

Here's something old school to kick off February with...a podcast with the Gracie Hunter, Kazushi Sakuraba...

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Hunter/Trapper rash guard...

Got my new rash guard onto the mats last night, as I taught my regular Wednesday night class and it stood up to the usual rigours and demands of our sport with ease; a truly eye catching design, this rash guard is extremely well fitting and doesn't ride up the body when teaching or rolling.




Last night's class...

Another busy class last night, always a pleasure to get on the mats and teach, always got new stuff to show and going back over the basics is always on the cards in every class; every time I go back to the basics, I see something new in the there, which makes it easier for me to pass on the information to my students and shows me that it's a lifelong study...one can never get bored of Jiu Jitsu :)

Oooosss!


Demian Maia - my life as a fighter...




BJJ Digest #116...

BJJ Digest #115...

BJJ Digest #114...

BJJ Digest #113...

You wait for one edition of BJJ Digest to come out, wait a day or two and four pop up at once....consider yourselves well informed on all things grappling....

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Demian Maia at London Fight Factory!

Really looking forward to this awesome session over at London Fight Factory, Saturday March 9th, 2-5pm...


Hunter/Trapper rash guard from BAIN...

This bad boy landed in my letterbox this morning, another awesome rash guard to add to my growing collection...once again, HUGE thanks to my sponsor BAIN, for keeping me supplied with the best training gear on the planet, looking forward to wearing this head turner real soon.....



Last night's class...

Always good to be on the mats with the lads and ladies, helping everyone to improve and reach their individual goals...lots of fun was had by everyone last night with a triple helping of spider guard attacks and counter attacks, with a few prison rules subs thrown in for good measure....roll on class tomorrow!




BAIN/The Whisky Wolf colab rash guard...

Here's a cheeky glimpse of the awesome colab rash guard from BAIN and The Whisky Wolf, as worn in class last night at Wimbledon BJJ...it's an awesome design, with a solid fit to the rash guard, guaranteed eye catching and head turning logos both on the rash guard body and sleeves......

IG - @bainstore
IG - @thewhiskywolf




Monday, 28 January 2019

BJJ Digest #112...

BJJ Digest #111...

What better way to kick start the week ahead, than with a double bill of BJJ Digest...

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Last night's class...

Another good session last night, as always, getting everyone back into the swing of things, now the holiday season is well and truly over...competitions loom on the horizon and of course the Fight Sports Cup is in May and will be our main focus for the early part of this year...



Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Wimbledon BJJ - where women are always welcome...

Wimbledon BJJ is located in the heart of Wimbledon town centre and are looking to bring in more women into their Jiu Jitsu classes in 2019...Jiu Jitsu offers many health and fitness benefits, as well as increasing self confidence and positive body imagery and is one of the best stress busters around! 

The classes are a lot of fun, where you can train in a safe environment with the emphasis on personal development at your own pace...your first class is free so what are you waiting for?

We offer pay as you go classes, monthly fees a reduced rates and 121 sessions in Jiu Jitsu, Self Defence and Personal Training.

For more info on classes and directions email wimbledonbjj@yahoo.com or visit wimbledonbjj.co.uk




Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last night's class...

As always, a pleasure getting on the mats and teaching last night, lots of hard work from everyone, no complaints about the cold weather; hard to complain really at the club, as we have three martial arts classes on before we hit the mats, so the room is always nice and warm, a far cry from my days up North!


They don't know what cold is down here, as it's much warmer here, even in Winter time, which suits my battered and aching body to the ground; there are a few comps on the horizon, including the Fight Sports Cup on may 18th, so there's lots to be done, lots of specifics and rolling for everyone...what lucky people we are!

Monday, 21 January 2019

No Blue Monday at Wimbledon BJJ!!

There's never a Blue Monday here at Wimbledon BJJ, not when there's fools to be twisted up every week...there's no time to feel sad when you're on the mats having fun :)


Sunday, 20 January 2019

BJJ Digest #110...

Double gold at the Euros for Jim Mc Sherry...

A superb result for my very good friend Jim Mc Sherry at the Euros this week, taking gold at Master 6 Brown division and gold in the Open division too...outstanding performance!

HUGE congrats to you Jim, a shining example of the old adage, 'age is just a number...' a real inspiration to all the Masters out there, thinking of whether or not to compete in their old age, just get out there and do it, you have nothing to lose!

Once again, massive well done Jim from myself and everyone at Wimbledon BJJ!


Photo credit - MaggieLeft.com




Thursday, 17 January 2019

Last night's class...

Following on from the masterclass with Deninho on Monday night, we covered the side control positions in depth last night and from these positions, I showed a couple of nice little finishes, easily assimilated into one's game without too much trouble, just how it should be.

Numbers back to full strength this week, so looking forward to lots of hard work, with a few competitions on the horizon, there's lot to do in class every session...





Tuesday, 15 January 2019

BJJ Digest 108...

BJJ Digest #107...

BJJ Digest #106...

New blue belt!

Huge congrats to Kris, the Polish Machine on his well deserved promotion to blue belt last night, awarded in the presence of Sharpey and Deninho at the start of the masterclass...


Deninho masterclass...

The wait was finally over last night, as Deninho hit the mats at Wimbledon BJJ and delivered a guard passing and side control and masterclass, together with the help of fellow black belt Sharpey.

After a quick warm up Deninho went straight into the class with one guard pass from standing and one from the knees and went on to stress these are the guard passes he uses a lot both in class and competition.  


After showing how to properly open the guard from standing and from the knees, Deninho showed two very simple, very basic guard passes, what most people would term 'white belt moves' but boy are they effective.

Guard passing covered, the four basics of side control were covered with a fine tooth comb and Deninho left me with a really cool game to play with the four positions that I'll be going over in class tomorrow and pretty much every class after that.


The mats were packed for the class and everyone were not disappointed; Deninho has a very friendly and approachable demeanour and nothing was too much trouble for him, when anyone had a question he answered and when he was teaching he really made sure everyone had understood the move before he moved on to the next part.

A brilliant start to the new year for Wimbledon BJJ and the first of many masterclasses from Deninho, who, after a Q+A session at the end of the class, went on to say how much he enjoyed the class himself and more importantly, commented on the positive vibes and good energy he felt on the mats from all the students.

Huge thanks again to Deninho for taking time out of his very busy schedule to be with us last night, also to Sharpey for coming along to support the class and to Bam for taking photographs all evening, looking forward to seeing those in due course.

Can't wait for class tomorrow!!

Monday, 14 January 2019

121 Instagram coaching in Wimbledon...

Always happy to help promote fellow Wimbledon business people through my Blog and I speak from first hand experience of this lady's coaching expertise...she comes highly recommended, not only from myself but by lots of people in and around the Wimbledon area, so what are you waiting for??

Get in touch with Majda and turn your online business around and take it to the next level...

Twitter - @HealthyWombler
Instagram - @healthy_wombler


Today's the day...!

The wait is almost over - tonight's the night we have Deninho at Wimbledon BJJ, everyone's really looking forward to this session, myself included...all our Fight Sport t shirts and hoodies have been dusted off ready for tonight and best Gi's only on the mats :)


Friday, 11 January 2019

Masterclass with Deninho...

Really looking forward to our first masterclass of 2019 with Deninho, Monday January 14th...




Thursday, 10 January 2019

Last night's class...

Back to double figures last night and on a Wednesday night as well, wonders will never cease in this game! Great to get the lads back on the mats, there's plenty of good things happening throughout the year, seminars, masterclasses, comps and lots more...


Fight Sports hoodies...

A nice little present to herald in the new year in the shape of new Fight Sports hoodies, courtesy of Luiz yesterday; not everyone who ordered was present last night, but there's no denying they look easy on the eye and that we could pass for a band any time of the year :)



Tuesday, 8 January 2019

See y'all Christmas 2019!!

The Festive Ape has taken his decorations down and swapped his festive Gi for a regular one and is back on the mats with the best of the Wimbledon BJJ crew...lots of fun and hard work to be had this year, with workshops, seminars and plenty of comps to keep everyone busy and on their toes...

Huge thanks again to the legendary Gareth Baxendale aka @Gartista for the awesome festive design, soon be time for him to come out again at the end of the year!

Next class tomorrow 815pm sharp...be there or get left behind!

Oooss


Last night's class...

Slowly getting back to full steam at Wimbledon BJJ, students still with their families abroad, others injured, sick or in the pub; the call of the mats is hard to ignore and full service will resume by the end of next week...lots of fun had by all last night, shaking off the cobwebs of the Festive Season, getting ready for our masterclass with Deninho next Monday night :)


Monday, 7 January 2019

30 years ago today....

....I stepped into the big bad world martial arts and by way of some kind of miracle am still here today, just about in one piece...it's been a wild ride over the last three decades, training in all styles all around the world as well as serving twenty two years on the doors and to celebrate this milestone I will be hosting some special weekend sessions with guest instructors and inviting old students and friends to Wimbledon BJJ to join the fun, as well as hitting the road and calling in on friends too, sharing the mats and spreading the love, plus lots more throughout the year...


Back on the mats tonight...

Thanks once again to Majda for the awesome poster, getting ready to hit the mats tonight for the first proper session on 2019 with my students...


You can follow Majda on:-

IG: @healthy_wombler
Twitter: @HealthyWombler

Saturday, 5 January 2019

IG #'s for Wimbledon service providers...

HUGE thanks to prolific Blogger and Social Media Manager Majda Gahan, for designing this awesome piece for her IG stories, promoting a number of well known health and fitness providers in and around the Wimbledon area...

Look closely and you'll see our humble Jiu Jitsu club on the list and as well as being on IG, we're  also on FB and Twitter, so the word is getting out there across social media...


You can follow Majda on:-

IG: @healthy_wombler
Twitter: @HealthyWombler

Thursday, 3 January 2019

How to get DQ'd in 2019...

You can always tell it's the New Year, as it's always time for these awesome videos to appear of the internet, so sit back and enjoy....

Back to business...

Great first class last, albeit a quite one, with many students out of the country, still with their families, but great fun all the same...back to full strength next Monday, time get preparing for the competition year ahead...

Not the best photo, but I refuse to get a selfie stick :)

No guard pull January...

According to the guys over at BAIN, it's that time of the year again...yes, good old no guard pull January...coming to a club near you :)


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

First class of 2019 tonight...

Looking forward to getting back on the mats, blowing away all the cobwebs accumulated from the Christmas break and of course, twist up some fools...the fun starts 815pm sharp!


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

12 reasons to train at Wimbledon BJJ...

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

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
       Instructor at Mixed Martial Arts for Reform and Progression (MMARAP) in London

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 Wimbledon BJJ!

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 Wimbledon BJJ!

5 reasons to train BJJ in the New Year...