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

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

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

Leicester Shootfighters – September 2012 Interclub

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[aside title=”Leicester Shootfighters”] Leicester Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the home of the Leicester Shootfighters (LSF) team. LSF is Leicestershire’s oldest and most accomplished MMA and Submission Wrestling team and one of the UK’s longest running MMA clubs headed by Nathan ‘Levo’ Leverton. [/aside] [six_columns] Hot on the heels of Fusion Fighting Championships event on Saturday 8th September, I drove … Read More