Artemis BJJ – Charity Grapplethon 2014

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events, Training

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Artemis BJJ – Charity Grapplethon 2014 for ‘Kinergy’. As I had to drive past Bristol on the way back from CW in Swansea, I decided to make a point of stopping by the Grapplethon on the way home. Great groiup of pople raisinng money for a good cause. After being up for 18 hours straight I’m sure a fresh me … Read More

Subf15teen Grappling Show – March 2014

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events

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In the past I have been fairly vocal about my preference for attacking and non-points based grappling. Thankfully this is a stance that appears to be at the forefront of discussion in modern BJJ. We are beginning to see considerably more tournaments go down the ‘submission only’ route and as a result it is giving rise to showcase grappling events. … Read More

Leicester Shootfighters Charity Open Mat 2014

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events, Training

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Another February rolls around and it’s time for the annual Charity Open Mat at Leicester Shootfighters under the watchful eye of Nathan Leverton. As usual some excellent socialising and grappling took place along with some brilliant impromptu teachings from Nathan and Judo Commonwealth Champ Wayne Lakin. Overall £350 was raised for the ‘MIND’ charity! Added bonus I dispatched the evil … Read More

A Word From My Professor: No Zen Jiu-Jitsu

Josh PalmerBJJ, Knowledge Is Power, Training

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Two and a half years ago I achieved one of my biggest accomplishments to date. A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under this man: This is Wilson Junior. He’s the head instructor for Carlson Gracie here in the UK and he is ‘Old School‘. I mean that in the sense that, true to the Carlsons lineage, he aims for utter … Read More

Win Some Lose Some – AWOL 2

Josh PalmerBJJ, MMA Events, Training

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I have had a busy couple of weeks! Think I’ve earned a bit of a rest before we start building towards the English Open 2013 on 24th November, UCMMA Contenders on December 14th and the whole slew of awesome Cage Warriors shows that are scheduled to top off the year. A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about my … Read More

Wrapping Up CWFC 59

Josh PalmerBJJ, MMA Events, Training

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The first Cage Warriors title tournament is in the books and blimey did that makes things all the more interesting! Check out the review video of all the nights action: I was also very lucky to be able to get some quality training done whilst I was over in Wales. On the Friday night after the weigh-ins UFC fighter John … Read More

Immaculate Submission Only 2013

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events, Training

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So I finally got around to competing for first time since the Europeans Championships back in October 2012. I’d been looking forward to this event as it’s a rule set I really like and I’ve been cutting weight really successfully again using a Leangains approach. Training and dieting has been on point and I was pretty confident that competing in … Read More

Food Porn – My BJJ Birthday Cake!

Josh PalmerBJJ, Nutrition, Random Thoughts

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Just thought I’d share this quickly since it, quite frankly, is one of the coolest things anyone has ever mad eme! It was my birthday last week and my Girlfriend whipped up this great cake – even captured by custom-dyed green gi perfectly! NOTE: It was also one of my close friends birthdays the same week so she included him … Read More