My Latest Training Revelation

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I’m pretty certain that over the last couple of months: I’ve been a complete wimp. I actually paid a well regarded professional (Andy Morgan at www.rippedbody.jp) to sort my nutrition out following a www.leangains.com approach. I had a pretty reasonable idea of what I’d need to do to implement the protocol anyway but I wanted his expertise and tracking. I … Read More

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 ( http://leicestermma.co.uk/ ) WHAT: Charity Grappling Open Mat All photos are very kindly courtesy of http://www.photosbygen.co.uk 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

Nerd Fitness – 6 Week Challenge – Sep-Nov

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Well I’ve decided to do another Nerd Fitness 6 week challenge! I themed this one completely along the lines of Miyamoto Musashi quotes from ‘The Book of Five Rings’. Here are the new goals I set out: “Once you understand The Way broadly, you can see it in all things.” ― Miyamoto Musashi Age: 28 Height: 5’ 11’’ Weight: [89Kg … Read More

No Arguments – Blogs Are Awesome

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People have a lot of varying views on the value of blogs – particularly in the nutrition and training realm where there seem to be so many conflicting ideals not to mention that dreaded over-bearing shadow: conventional wisdom! I know some who think everything not printed in a text book is just ‘Broscience’ and haven’t quite accepted that a lot … Read More

Nerd Fitness 6 Week Challenge – Reflection

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I’m a member of the Nerd Fitness forums, a site dedicated to nerds/geeks from all walks of life to come together and treat their lives like a computer game, leveling up 6 weeks at a time. It’s a slightly less formal environment than Fitocracy (my current favourite for fitness social networking) but equally as fun. This particular challenge ran from … Read More