Monday, 28 July 2014

Get Chop Certified this weekend!

If you don't know already, Dustin 'Clean' Denes is back in the UK and on tour and will be in action on August 2nd at my good friend Ed Brown's gym in Crystal Palace.

The seminar is scheduled for the default three hours, but those in the know and/or are Chop Certified veterans, Dustin's seminars very rarely run to three hours; Dustin is no clock watcher, he is a taker of souls in order to get his teaching points and concepts across and the seminars are only over when Dustin says they're over.

There's already hushed talk about Dustin's seminars running for six hours on this current tour, exhausted bodies strewn all over the mats, so it will be interesting to see what carnage lies ahead at the weekend..................if you're going don't forget your Jiu Jitsu feet!

All details on the poster below.

Tickets available from

Rickson Gracie speaks to Budo Jake!

Four videos of pure Jiu Jitsu gold from the living legend that is Rickson Gracie, courtesy of BJJEE; speaking to Budo Jake on This Week in BJJ, Rickson discusses what invisible Jiu Jitsu is, his newly formed Federation and some tips to help you become a better fighter, be it sport Jiu Jitsu or street Jiu Jitsu.

Rickson speaks about one of the most basic moves, the upa and shows one adjustment to the technique that I'm sure every Jiu Jitsu guy on the planet will be drilling and trying out in sparring, the millisecond after watching the video.

When Rickson speaks, we listen.

Sadly the scissor sweep segment is missing, to which I am truly wounded, as many of you know that's my all time favourite sweep; let's hope it surfaces sometime soon.

Watch and learn!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Checkmat Wimbledon!

Check out the latest news on the London Fight Factory website.............

With Jackson Sousa (l) Luiz Ribeiro & Eduardo 'Teta' Rios

Caio Tera @ London Fight Factory!

Pix taken 23-7-14................

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What's good for Wal-Mart............ (Post #700)

Is good for Sports Direct!

You must have seen these individuals.

Sporting the most basic of Tapout designs, purchased for under a tenner from SD, strutting down the street; the complete epitomy of some one who has NEVER set foot in a cage or on a mat and clocked up any training time in their miserable lives.

Not a cauliflower ear in sight, beer and kebab juice down the front of their tops at the weekend on a night out, trying to muscle their way in to a pub or club, thinking that when a doorman espies the Tapout logo, that universal logo of bad ass-ery that now prevails in the modern day, said doorman will become weak at the knees and allow them swift ingress to their venue, for fear of a brutal takedown to ground and pound.

Trying hard to stifle the giggles as the doorman knocks the guy back, the knocked back bad ass spouts off at the doorman about how he's a 'UFC/cage/MMA fighter' and how he'll kick your ass fifty different ways, albeit from the safety of standing across the road, or as he walks off to the next venue, shadow boxing in between bouts of shouting.

Little does this one hit wonder realise that the doorman he's just abused, carries the night time radio and radios ahead to all the venues on the strip, informing them of the approaching Doom Merchant and steps back and watches the guy get knocked back from every venue, leaving him no choice to hail a cab, go back home and beat one out to UFC 1.

I love my job!

Eddie Bravo teaches rubber guard to Rickson Gracie!

Rubber guard supremo Eddie Bravo explains the rubber guard to Rickson Gracie............

'I'll sleep on it.' says Rickson.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Jiu Jitsu Global Federation - website!

If you've been living in a cave the last few days, or your smart phone's died, you might be interested to read everything on this new website, plus a video from someone called Rickson Gracie, whoever he is.

I just hope the tournament fees don't take the piss like the IBJJF events...........

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Kit Dale - Triangle!

Check out this cool vid from Kit Dale.........

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Do you wash your belt??

Ahh, the age old question rears its ugly head yet again - do you wash your belt?

Do you feel you wash away your skills and superhuman powers when you wash your belt? Does all the magic and spirit from everyone you've ever tapped leech away when you throw the belt in the wash at 40 degrees?

How do you feel about washing your gi? Much larger than your belt to trap your opponent's spirit after they've succumbed to your Americana or bow and arrow?  You can get so much more magic and hocuc pocus trapped into your single weave A1, 2,3,4,5 Destroyer of Fools kimono that you can in your belt.

Either way, here's another article to add to the ever growing heap of belt hygiene.........

Monday, 14 July 2014

Breaking news - new BJJ Federation!

My good friend Guillame Huni broke the news yesterday of Facebook and has followed up today with more exciting news.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Move of the Week - Kurt Osiander!

In this video, Kurt keeps it Old Skool, with a Gracie Zhoo Zhitsu arm bar!


Think you can fight???

Awesome short video of a 'street brawler' mixing it up with a Thai fighter...............