How I Think About Fight Commentary

Josh PalmerMMA Musings

Every so often I’ll get an email from someone requesting any thoughts I can offer on commentating Mixed Martial Arts. It’s typically a fighter who’s got a chance to fill in on a regional show and hopes I can give them some pointers. This can be tricky. It’s undoubtedly one of the most subjective areas of covering the sport and … Read More

I’m Finally Back On The Mend!

Josh PalmerRandom Thoughts, Training

I have always known that at some point in my grappling exploits I’ll acquire a significant enough injury to keep me out for a lengthy amount of time. I’ve had close calls before of course: a seriously pulled pec major courtesy of a Judo Olympian, a nasty bout of cellulitis from an infection in my arm and a ‘slight’ fracture … Read More

A Word From My Professor: No Zen Jiu-Jitsu

Josh PalmerBJJ, Knowledge Is Power, Training

Two and a half years ago I achieved one of my biggest accomplishments to date. A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under this man: This is Wilson Junior. He’s the head instructor for Carlson Gracie here in the UK and he is ‘Old School‘. I mean that in the sense that, true to the Carlsons lineage, he aims for utter … Read More

Food Porn – My BJJ Birthday Cake!

Josh PalmerBJJ, Nutrition, Random Thoughts

Just thought I’d share this quickly since it, quite frankly, is one of the coolest things anyone has ever mad eme! It was my birthday last week and my Girlfriend whipped up this great cake – even captured by custom-dyed green gi perfectly! NOTE: It was also one of my close friends birthdays the same week so she included him … Read More

A Little Jaunt to Denmark

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I nipped over to Copenhagen last week for a little getaway. Really enjoyed the city! There also happened to be a four night moving street rave called ‘Distortion‘ that was taking place. Very fun and different. Did a free walking tour for 3 hours with ‘Copenhagen Free Walking Tours‘ that I highly recommend! Checking out the old palace..burnt down and … Read More

My Latest Training Revelation

Josh PalmerNutrition, Random Thoughts, TrainingLeave a Comment

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 to sort my nutrition out following a 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

Josh PalmerBJJ, Random Thoughts, Training2 Comments

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

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