Thursday, 29 January 2015

Andre Galvao Euros 2015 HL reel!

Something to inspire and warm you up as Snowmageddon hits the UK :)

Monday, 19 January 2015

Dave Coles responds to the BJA/BJJUKA merger!

My very good friend Dave Coles has posted online a well researched piece concerning the recent merger with the BJA and newly appointed body the BJJUKA, headed by Judo 6th Dan Ray Stevens.

This merger has caused shock waves within the UK BJJ community, especially with the people involved in the UKBJJA, which is on track to becoming the UK's main Governing Body for BJJ and as such, has the full backing of the UK BJJ community.
Reffing at the Hereford Open 9 with Kevin Cox (r) and Dave Coles (centre)
Naming the new association the BJJUKA, one can clearly see potential confusion in recognising both groups and it was pointed out online that even Ray Stevens got the name of his group wrong in a recent tweet and called his group the UKBJJA!!
Ray Stevens posting online and getting it wrong!
As Dave rightly concludes in his article, the BJA are fifteen years too late.

Show your support and join the UKBJJA now!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hands off our BJJ!

If ever there was a time to show your support and join the UKBJJA, then now is the time!

Fake black belt exposed!

Check out this video that's doing the rounds, where fakester Jeremy Varney gets busted by a visiting purple belt, at the UFC gym in Flower Mound, Texas.

Remember, there are no hiding places for fakers!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Miyao brothers!

If you're in need of some inspiration and motivation to train, then take a look at this awesome video and go hit the mats!

Michael Bisping gets brown belt!

Huge congrats to Michael Bisping on his recent promotion to brown belt; before Michael came to prominence in The Ultimate Fighter, Michael dropped into my gym in Bolton and trained with the guys for about half a dozen classes, when he was in his travelling phase and was trying out different gyms and different grappling arts, so that's my claim to fame!

Once again, news from BJJ Eastern Europe :)

News update from BJJ Eastern Europe!

A cool article from the website of BJJ Eastern Europe, run by my good friend Guillaume Huni........

Monday, 5 January 2015

New club logo!

Massive thanks to Gareth Baxendale, aka Gartista, for designing the new club logo!

Twelve reasons to train at Checkmat Wimbledon!

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

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 four years experience in the martial arts sector.

·         Black belts in Karate and Traditional Jiu Jitsu
·         Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
·         Graded in Judo and Sambo
·         Also trained in Boxing, Thai Boxing, Wrestling and Catch Wrestling

Fitness, Conditioning and Nutrition

·         Chief 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 Checkmat Wimbledon!

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 2015 and start training at Checkmat Wimbledon!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Technique of the week - Braulio Estima!

Check out this cool submission from a DLR guard pass!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 

Checkmat Wimbledon re-opens Monday January 5th, 815pm sharp; looking forward to seeing my students back on the mats, working hard to shed the excesses of the festive season and preparing for a great year of training and competition, as well as welcoming new students throughout the year.

I'm especially looking forward to the new year, after missing out on a lot of training in the second half of the year with lower back problems. Fingers crossed, my back is a lot better and I'm ready to get back into training and start competing again, as well as getting my students ready for their first competition.

Lots to look forward to this year, so stay tuned folks, Old Man Jiu Jitsu is back!!