Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

To all my BJJ brothers and sisters all around the world, have a great Christmas, put your feet up, hang up your gi's and enjoy a few days off the mats. 

As always, I've added my favourite photo for the time of year, to compensate for the lousy weather :)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Timetable for Combat Base Bolton

Here's the timetable for the club this Christmas; tomorrow will be an Open Mat session starting at 2pm, open to all my BJJ brothers and sisters across the region.


Monday 23rd BJJ 6-730pm, sparring 730-9pm
Tuesday 24th Xmas Eve Open Mat 2-330pm (£5pp)
Saturday 28th Open Mat 1-3pm
Monday 30th BJJ 6-730pm sparring 730-9pm
Tuesday 31st NYE Open Mat 2-330pm (£5pp)
Thurs Jan 2 Beginners 6-730pm sparring 730-9pm

See you on the mats!!

Great Grappling Documentary - Part 5

Sunday, 15 December 2013

New Purple Belt!!

HUGE congrats to my very good friend Jim Mc Sherry who was promoted to purple belt yesterday; as you know Jim heads the UMA NGB and runs the very popular UMA tournaments that include Karate, BJJ, Grappling and Groundfighting formats.
I had the honour of cornering Jim at the Grab and Pull Blackpool Open last month, where Jim took gold medal; Jim works tirelessly towards promoting all styles of martial arts competition and is a credit to himself, his club and his coaches.  
Next stop brown belt mate!!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Straight foot lock set up with Nic Gregoriades!

Keeping things focussed on the foot lock on the Blog this week, after one of my students promised me a win via straight foot lock at the Blackpool Open and delivered the goods.

Check out this cool set up for the foot lock from black belt Nic Gregoriades and as always -


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Foot lock clinic with Dean Lister!

Wednesday is No Gi day at Combat Base Bolton, where you can find me teaching all the non IBJJF friendly techniques I've acquired over the years from training at various grappling clubs around the North West.

With this in mind, check out this cool video from the leg lock legend that is Dean Lister and be sure to drill these out in class and start taking home some ankles..........

Monday, 2 December 2013

Guard passing with Rafael Lovato Jr

Another cool video from Rafael Lovato Jr on guard passing; the first pass on the video was shown to me when I attended a seminar of his at Eddie Kone's gym in London a couple of years ago and this was the last pass in a series of passes that start from the same passing position.
The second pass is a detailed study of passing the butterfly guard and Rafael shows his favourite way of passing guard straight into mount, something I have been using ever since attending his seminar; Rafael ends the video showing how you can combing both passes, making yourself a real guard passing beast, the scourge of all guard players.
As always, watch the video, get your instructor to watch the video, hit the mats and drill, drill, drill!  As always, get in touch and let me know if you hit any of these passes in training or competition.........................