Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Kurt Osiander's move of the week!

Check out this cool, super high percentage, escape from back control from the one and only Kurt Osiander..................drill this to death!!

Friday, 20 June 2014


Don't ya just love the guys at Bullshido? 

I've seen this guy before, but he's surfaced again on BJJ Eastern Europe, so thought I'd share this with you out there; just look at all his 10th Dan grades, there's even one in 'Mexed Martial Arts'!

For me however, the icing on the cake is his belt; just look at the width and length and all the tabs!!


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Fitness tips 101!

I've been included once again in a project from Supplement Centre on their Blog; it's 101 fitness tips and it's packed full of tips and advice from various health and fitness professionals.

I'm at #38 Pop Pickers :)

Monday, 16 June 2014

Tips for white belts!

Here's some tips for all you white belts out there.

As Roy Dean would say, study on this.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cartwheels - not just for the playground!!

When was the last time you did a cartwheel in training?

In the playground? 

For many, the playground will have been the last time a cartwheel was carried out, but now in class, you find yourself having to do one in the warm up.

After a half arsed attempt and being laughed at from fellow students (who aren't much better, to be honest) you manage to get in two at the very least, taking as much time as possible to walk back to the end of the mats, desperately hoping not to go down the mat again.

Sounds familiar?

As a coach, especially after a bad day, I get my students to do cartwheels, just for my own amusement; whenever I ask for cartwheels, they are always accompanied by groans from the lads and many times they ask, 'what's the point of cartwheels?'

Well, watch this video and you'll see the cartwheel is your friend - they're not just for kids!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Lasso guard submissions video!

Check out this cool video from good friend Moroccan black belt Hicham Hakam; full marks if you're fluent in French, don't let the language put you off, this is a nice little combo for you to drill on the mats. 

This is one of my favourite positions in Jiu Jitsu, which I discovered when I was living in Stockholm and training with Richard Bohlenius way back in 2003, when I was a blue belt. I say discovered, it was more a case of being swept and submitted for fun off Richard and the senior grades, but after a few weeks of being smashed, Richard shared with me his knowledge of this position and I've been using these gems ever since.

This position was all the rage back in 2003, just as the Berimbolo is for every white belt on the planet, but it's a postiion that's stil as deadly now in 2014 as it was back then eleven years ago.

Enjoy the video and let me hear from you if you hit these off in the gym or at a competition.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Knee Slice like Xande!

Watch this awesome video and learn how pass the guard like a bad ass!

Bernardo Faria - Beast Mode!

Check out this impressive match between Bernardo Faria and Braulio Estima at the 2014 World quarter finals in the black belt open class division.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Combat Base Bolton closes!

Combat Base Bolton closed its doors for the last time at the end of May; as an instructor, I've taken the club as far as humanly possible; issues outside the club that have a direct impact on the club, together with decreasing numbers at the gym, have made me realise it's time to bite the bullet and close the gym.

It's been an absolute pleasure teaching at the club and sharing the mats with some awesome individuals over the last few years, we've sure had some laughs along the way, as well as some great Jiu Jitsu.

I'd like to thank all the loyal guys and gals for training at the club and keeping it going as long as possible and I'm happy to hear you're all continuing training and enjoying your next chapter along the great Jiu Jitsu Journey.

The Blog will continue to operate, apologies for not posting for a few weeks, normal service has now resumed.

As for me, I'm not done with Jiu Jitsu just yet.......................