Reaping the Knee: The Fantasy Position of BJJ

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Firstly let me just say thanks to everyone who contributed some excellent discussion to my last post: Am I starting to dislike Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? The response was amazing and certainly generated a good amount of healthy debate. It is not my intention with this blog to focus on seemingly negative attitudes to our sport. I split my time fairly well … Read More

Leicester Shootfighters Open Mat – February 2013

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WHEN: Sunday 3rd of February 2013 WHERE: Leicester Shootfighters ( ) WHAT: Charity Grappling Open Mat All photos are very kindly courtesy of I haven’t had the opportunity to make the trip up to Leicester since I refereed the gyms last interclub tournament back in September of last year. I do wish I could get up there for … Read More

I have been busy, honestly I have!

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Time for a general update: I haven’t been that focused on updating this blog recently mainly because…well I’ve been out doing all those things I enjoy. It’s not that I haven’t had worthy things to write about either. I could have coddled together a few posts covering a range of topics but given time constraints I’m weary of pointlessness…the irony … Read More

Epic Kazushi Sakuraba Video

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Just stumbled upon this very recent and insanely brilliant Kazushi Sakuraba highlight called: ‘Remembering Grace’. Huge props to ‘FightFan180’ for putting this together. Watch it and then tell me you don’t want to go and train!

Metamoris Pro – Great New BJJ Event

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Wow, every so often something great comes along and tries to shake up the standard outlets for our fantastic but still niche sport. The next one is this: the Metamoris Pro BJJ event. An invitational jiu-jitsu event set up like an MMA or boxing card, a format almost never seen in grappling. They’ve grabbed some of the best names in … Read More

Beyond Basic Copyright Infringement

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I can admit, I am prone to knee-jerk reactions. Thankfully they last all of a matter of seconds before I digest the real implications of whatever just happened. But this one has me firmly split down the middle… As I mention in my back story, I had a pretty significant way of commemorating the combined landmarks of 100lbs weight loss … Read More