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The social aspect of donning a gi – making friends at a new gym

Of course when you don a gi, you’re thinking of your training. But I’ve had quite a few people complain about how BJJ gyms can be quite intim...

December 8, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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Training and Coaching BJJ – how to avoid injuries

If you’d like a little additional training and coaching at BJJ, you’ve come to the right place. BJJ is a seriously physical sport, which mean...

December 3, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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Surviving a white belt – tips for beginners

When a person first ties on their first white belt, they have no idea as to the challenges ahead… The first month of BJJ can be very tough on a...

December 1, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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Simplifying the world as you don your gi

When you put on your gi and step into the gym, you’re entering a world that’s both simpler and more complex than the one ‘outside’. I’m...

November 29, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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Advancing to the higher belts in BJJ

I’ve often found that a lot of white belts get discouraged, because it seems to them to be too hard to advance at BJJ. This can be especially t...

November 25, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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The correct state of mind on the Mat

Victory on the mat is all about state of mind. But BJJ is about a good deal more than victory – it is about learning. For those who actually en...

November 22, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

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On the Mat – the Core of success at BJJ

So what is it that a BJJ practitioner needs most of all to succeed on the mat? Everyone has their own ideas, of course, but you’ll find that as...

November 20, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments

Head guards

A good head guard can prevent an ‘agricultural’ cauliflower ear!

A good head guard is quite important if you want to prevent a cauliflower ear. Of course, some people might look at a cauliflower ear as a sort o...

November 3, 2016 by MMA trainer with 0 comments