Is there anything you wish you knew before you started training? Would knowing it stop you? Here are 3 things nobody tells you about BJJ.
3 practical reasons why yoga helps your BJJ and how to get started for free.
This is a not a ‘BJJ saved my life’ story, but a review of ways in which your life will change over the years of training. Have you experienced all of these changes?
What to do when it seems like you’ve become terrible at BJJ overnight?
For most of my professional life I’ve been working in various types of offices. This pattern was interrupted by two years spent at a BJJ academy (you can find out how these two compare here). Neither of these felt right for me, so I’ve tried something new – remote working.
Are you sick and tired of mascara running down your face and staining your gis in training, but you don’t want to give up makeup? Lash extensions may just be the thing for you! Read on to find out all you need to know before you start wearing them. What are lash extensions? There are […]
What to do if you signed up to a lower weight division, but still have weight to cut?
For a few months now I’ve been teaching my own class. This is what I have learned so far!
Have you experienced all of these yet?
What to do if you’d like to compete in a lower weight division?
I’ve had a lot of questions before my first trip to the UAE. As a single female traveller, I wasn’t sure what would be safe to do, wear or visit or how everything works in the country. Whether you’re considering competing in UAEJJF’s Abu Dhabi-based events or simply visiting the city for holiday, here is a short guide to getting around it.
There are as many ways to deal with cauliflowers as there are people and of course everyone is an expert. This is by no means a ‘how to’ guide for treating cauliflower ears, but rather an account of what you can expect when you get one and how I dealt with mine.
What does rapidly weight loss do to your body? Is it healthier to stay on weight between tournaments or go up a division?
Most people go on vacation to get their well-earned rest, but for some jiu jitsu addicts this is the perfect opportunity to guest train at local clubs. Whether you are an experienced BJJ traveller or you’re just starting out here are 5 things to bear in mind before going (which may not always be obvious).
Can intermittent fasting really improve your health, performance and help lose weight? Or can it have the opposite effect? I tried it for 1.5 years and made lots of mistakes along the way. Here are my pros and cons.
How can a £10 purchase revolutionise your training? It can if it’s a little foam ball!
How to stay on track with training bjj when you’re tired, sore and life starts getting in the way?
How to deal with injuries in BJJ? At different stages of my training I have injured my foot, toe, both elbows, shoulder, and knee. Some of these injuries were minor, but altogether they kept me off the mat for a long while. How to stay in good shape and maintain your focus when you are […]
A timeline of the changes that will occur in your body when you start training bjj. Will I get that six pack?
How to get a new tattoo without missing out on training? Time-off can be a real torment whether you’re a BJJ junkie or a recreational practitioner. While injuries are beyond our control, self-imposed abstinence is even more difficult to cope with. Fortunately, there are ways of still getting that new ink without getting off the […]