September Catch-Up Part 1

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 round-up of the blog, stories and articles you might have missed of the last couple of weeks.

5 Things We Learned from the 2018 IBJJF World Masters – Flo Grappling
Five key lessons picked up from this years World Masters in Vegas.

Jiu Jitsu in your 60’s – BJJ Asia
An article looking at BJJ in your 60’s featuring Richard Wee aka ‘Paparich’, a 65 yr old BJJ Brownbelt.

Doping in BJJ – My MMA News
An article discussing doping in BJJ and if it really is the elephant on the mats?

How to stay motivated for training? – BJJ Love
An article look at how to stay on track with training bjj when you’re tired, sore and life starts getting in the way?

My Purple Belt is My “I Didn’t Quit Belt” – Jiu Jitsu Times
A personal post from Averi Clements regarding her experiences moving from blue belt to purple belt.

What I’m listening to….
BJJ Brick Podcast – Epi 259 Life on and off the mat with John Will
I’ve had the pleasure of taking annual seminars with John since I started BJJ and have always taken away technical gold. In this podcast John shares his many years of experience and talks about many topics from class structure to embracing the difficulty of BJJ.

Original Judo Podcast – Episode 32 Sophie Cox
A slightly bias post but a podcast featuring my Judo coach, friend and team mate Judo coach Sophie Cox. This podcast gives an insight into her careers as a Judoka, her current BJJ activities and playing rugby at an early age!

Technical Takeaways
What I Learned from Six Months of Obsessive Sleep Hacking – Better Humans
A while ago I wrote about the importance of sleep in BJJ and recovery. Well this month I found this article in Better Humans that delves much deeper into the subject and really gives some great tips on getting a better night sleep.

As readers will know I attended the Female Fighters Camp last week which included a no-gi session with the fabulous Rosi Sexton. Whilst this video isn’t from the camp it does show Rosi teaching a nice no gi entry to the darce and necktie.


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