Polaris 3 – Poole

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Eveyone I worked with at MMA shows always used to joke that I was grappling biased. This is, it’s fair to say, true. But everytime I get to commentate a Polaris Jiu-Jitsu Invitational event, I’m reminded why I really do love the sport of submission grappling. Polaris 3 took place at the Lighthouse Centre in Poole right down on the … Read More

TUFF Grappling Challenge 3

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Had the pleasure of being asked back to commentate this great domestic event alongside the always entertaining Dan ‘Raspberry Ape’ Strauss. As great as some of the adult match ups were, the kids were the ones who stole the show! I highly recommend you check out this scrap between Cameron Hibbert and Mounir Baaziz. You can also catch the full … Read More

Polaris 2 – September 2015

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I had the honor of calling the second Polaris Grappling show this month in Cardiff. Broadcasted on the new FloGrappling network, the show featured some amazing talent including not only the worlds best veterans such as Shaolin and Robson Moura but many new stars like Garry Tonon and Eddie Cummings. Accompanied by Nick Osipczyk, I was also joined on commentary … Read More

Southend No-Gi 2015 AKA Standing Around is Boring

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Crashed back to earth this week after my recent high of winning the British BJJ Open. Moved briefly back up to Heavyweight to compete at the Southend No-Gi Open. Just the one match against a great competitor. Slightly frustrating for us both being left around standing for four hours despite being the only two competitors in our bracket! Nevertheless we … Read More

I Won My First British Championship!

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You guys won’t know (because I’ve been somewhat lazy in updating the blog with my thought process lately!) but I have had a complete revamp of the way I’ve been training both physically and more importantly: mentally. The result: I just won my first British BJJ Open. Why does this mean so much to me? Well other than I get … Read More

Super 15 – Bournemouth

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Since I’ve cutback a little on the MMA commentary this year to pursue other projects I’ve had the chance to ump onboard with some exciting new grappling promotions. Firstly there was Polaris in January and now, May sees me take to the mic for Super15. Born from Martin Ashton, one of the co-founders of sub15teen in conjunction with Jimmy Johnstone … Read More

Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational

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I was extremely pleased to be part of the first ever ‘Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu Invitational’ which took place at St Davids Hall in Cardiff last Saturday (10/01/2015). A joint venture by Scramble Sports and Tatami Fightwear, the event brought together sixteen of the worlds best grapplers for eight submission only bouts. It was broadcasted via a live PPV stream on … Read More

IBJJF London No-Gi Open 2014

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It’s been a long road through the NHS minefield to get my knee back in good enough working order where I feel safe for competition again. Whilst at times it’s been immensely frustrating, I’ve emerged with a renewed spirit for harder training and drilling skills into the ground. This has been aided by the crack of dawn sessions I’ve been … Read More

Artemis BJJ – Charity Grapplethon 2014

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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