August Catch Up Part 2

Whilst I love writing articles for my readers sometimes other people say things just a little bit better than me! Or at least are better placed to say them! So here’s my catch up of the blog, stories and articles you might have missed of the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Articles
The Pride of Experience and why it can make you worse at Jiu-Jitsu – Small Town Jits
An interesting blog post about how experience and sticking to the “rules” of grappling may not always be beneficial.

The BJJ Players Guide to Strength and Conditioning – Fighters Market
This is a great little piece by Fighters Market regarding strength and conditioning for BJJ Players. Although I am slight bias as the contributors are my old team-mate Simon Price and my current S&C coach Leroy Holcroft.

BJJ Sustainability Sandu’s Story – BJJ – BJJ Globetrotters
A great article from BJJ Globetrotters about using BJJ to create a sustainable lifestyle for people in Moldova.

The Jiu Jitsu Nomad: Erin Herle’s intriguing journey – Bloody Elbow
An article focusing on Erin Herle and how she has managed to combine competing successfully in BJJ whilst contributing to mental health awareness.

Why Brazilians are always late – BBC
Brazilian Time is a phenomenon most grapplers come across at some point so this little travel piece from the BBC just made me smile!

Kit Review
Hyperfly’s Hyperlyte Gi – Articulate BJJ
A nice review on the Hyperfly’s Hyperlyte Gi that I personally liked as I have worn their gi’s in the past. However, he is from New Zealand so you may want to visit Made for Fighters their UK stockist or their US site if your interested in purchasing it.

BJJ Gi Review: Alavanca Combat Gi – The Part Time Grappler
A review of the AV Combat Gi from Alavanca. A relatively new gi company from the brains of two rather well known grapplers and instructors Rener and Ryron Gracie!

Random Discovery….
Rena Kanokogi
I found a fabulous article about Rena “Rusty” Kanogi but unfortunately it was from a site I couldn’t access (I’m in the EU and it was an US site blocked due to GDPR). So it sent me down a rabbit hole about this amazing women who disguised herself as a male to enable her to compete in Judo before going on to be a key driver in getting women’s judo into the Olympics and being a fabulous coach (by all accounts). You can find more about her through this through this talk she gave about her experiences filmed in 2009 and in her obituary.

Technical Takeaway
A couple of weeks ago I attended a fabulous seminar with Darragh O’Conaill. Now obviously I’m not going just share what was covered (where is the fun in that!). But I thought I’d share a rather nice entry into x-guard he filmed a few years ago for the Warrior Collective.

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