November 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 or I just think you might find useful!

Articles
Black Belts for Fascists? – Tales from Deep Half – There have been a bunch of articles regarding Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new president being given an “honorary” black belt in jiu-jitsu yesterday by Robson Gracie. I’m not going to deny its an opinionated piece but its one of the better put together articles out there (and its a British based blogger)

What Great Techniques Have You Simply Stopped Using for No Good Reason? – Stephan Kesting – A great little article about digging into you technique cupboard and the value of dusting off those old favourite moves that you simply stopped using

Eli the Assistance Dog  – Not so much an article but a blog worth of articles looking at the life of an assistance dog including supporting her own in BJJ

Sophie Cox – Women who Fight – Women who Fight is a resource based site regarding female combat sports and recently interviewed my very own coach the lovely Sophie Cox.

BJJ Gear and Reviews
Choke & Chill Snapback – Leg Locks and Love

BJJ Globetrotting
My blog often covers my travels and adventures including my recent trip to the states so it’s also great to see other peoples blogs and insight into their travels too –
Renzo Gracie Academy – NYC Trip Review – Eat, Train, Lift

Technical Takeaway
The 24th November sees the return of GrappleFest 3 to Liverpool, UK. One of the headlining matches features Quintet Team Polaris member and UK standout Daniel Strauss taking on another world class black belt Matheus Diniz. The event is being streamed live on FloGrappling but in honour of it here’s a technical tip from Daniel (fresh from his guillotine tour)

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