February 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!

European Open 2020 Full Results – BJJ Heroes – The Euro’s this year saw a string of upsets and was the most diverse ever in terms of medallist nationality so of course, I had to share the results.

How I Built My Own Gym From Scratch – Grappling Insider – Many people dream of opening their own school or academy so here’s a little insight about how it’s done.

And some further insight from gym owners sharing what they’d wish they’d known before opening their own academy – Jiu-Jitsu Times.

So Your Jiu-Jitsu Isn’t Getting Better? – Middle Easy – Sharing ten reasons why you may be feeling those plateaus

Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. ‘indefinitely’ sidelined due to rare brain disease – Bloody Elbow – Rafael Lovato revealed that he is dealing with Cavernoma, a rare brain disease.

Relson Gracie Cleared of All Charges – Grappling Insider – You may have seen various posts on the internet over the last few weeks re Relson Gracie. So here’s the latest one I could find.

Last but not least Kaynan Duarte has tested positive which has resulted in a ban from IBJJF competition. I am sure the internet will be full of news as unfolds but the official statement is here 

BJJ Minion on Tour
Gracie Swindon, England: The Jewel In The West – Roaming Rolls – I always like to post about other people’s experiences of BJJ gyms around the world but here’s one closer to home (well in the UK).

Technical Takeaway
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending yet another seminar with the fabulous Chris Haueter so obviously this week’s technical takeaway is another technique in his unique style.


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