Leicester Shootfighters Charity Open Mat 2014

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events, Training

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

Win Some Lose Some – AWOL 2

Josh PalmerBJJ, MMA Events, Training

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

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

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

Top Control #005 – Mats Nilsson

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

On this weeks episode of the Top Control Podcast, I’m joined by Swedish grappler and MMA fighter Mats Nilsson. You can follow Mats on Twitter at: @MatsNilssonMMA. Please also check out his website at: www.nilssonmma.com Subscribe to the Top Control podcast on iTunes here: Top Control Podcast on iTunes Also available on Stitcher Radio: As always you can follow the … Read More

Top Control #001 – Nathan Leverton

Josh PalmerTop Control Podcast

In this inaugural episode of the Top Control Podcast, I sit down with Nathen ‘Levo’ Leverton. We discuss the early days of submission grappling in the UK, cornering strikers in the UFC, breaking away to focus on amateur MMA, drawing on different grappling disciplines, the beauty of leg-locks and creating a student progression system for no-gi grappling. Nathan has been … Read More

Metamoris Pro – Great New BJJ Event

Josh PalmerBJJ, Grappling Events, TrainingLeave a Comment

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

Josh PalmerGrappling Events, Training1 Comment

[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