After years of having my contact lenses involuntarily removed with someone’s elbow during sparring or having to run on and off the mat to fetch my glasses, because I couldn’t see the technique, I finally decided to put an end to this bullshit. I got laser eye correction and I wanted to share what the […]
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 […]
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 get your friends to train BJJ if they are reluctant to even consider the idea? You’ve told them a million times how great it is. They’ve promised to come, but they keep on making excuses. How to encourage them to see the greatness of jiu jitsu and make them join the family? Firstly, […]
How to change your diet to help you achieve your BJJ goals? Recommended books.
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 […]