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!
BJJ, Violence, Martial Arts, and Western v. Eastern Philosophy – Grappling Insider – An article looking a the difference between western and eastern approaches to martial arts.
Being Yourself in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Holistic Budo – A blog less about being yourself but more about encouraging you to make personal choices.
Dear diary: F**k being comfortable – Grassroots Grappler – A blog that I haven’t spotted before that is written by a bunch of grapplers of all varieties.
Recent studies examine whether chokes can lead to brain trauma and CTE – Bloody Elbow – Two studies claim choking can lead to CTE, but each has been met with skepticism from within the medical science community.
What I’m listening to….
A newish podcast on the scene is Beauty and the Gi – a female perspective on BJJ from a US based purple and white belt. I’ve only gotten into a few episodes but I tend to stick with it for a while.
I’m extremely lucky that John Will visits not just the UK but my gym Factory BJJ pretty much every year. Regardless of the topic there is always some little detail that I take away and add to my game. So this weeks takeaway is a “basic” close guard break that full of little technical bits and pieces to enjoy!