August Catch-Up Part 2

Whilst I love writing articles for my readers sometimes other people say things 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 that you might have missed over the last couple of weeks or that think you might find useful!

The Reasons Why Purple Belts Skip The Warm Ups, Explained – Grapplers Planet– A blog exploring this much meme’d phenomenon!

Should Blue Belts Be Allowed To Slam? – Grappling Insider– A blog post following a recent Fight to Win event that saw a Blue Belt slammed unconscious.

Alexander Trans, To Hell And Back – BJJ Heroes– A bio piece following Alexander Trans and his return to the mats and competition.

How Rhodes Faraday Uprooted her Life in the Pursuit of Change, Chokes and Cannanbis –  Online Shop King – A bio piece exploring the life and career of 10th Planet Purple Belt Rhodes Faraday who fought on a recent Fight to Win.

3 Things I Learned After 3 Years of Getting Choked in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – The Accent– A white belts reflection after three years on the mat.

MMA, jiu-jitsu legends honored with a walk of fame in Rio de Janeiro – MMA Fighting– New of the new walk of Fame in Brazil featuring various BJJ fighters.

5 Simple Routines to Help Athletes Maintain Training Motivation – – Whilst training is still limited and we’re trying to get back in a routine our motivation can be mixed so this article might help.

Covid Based Articles (so you can skip them if you want!)
Shark Girl’s (Evil?) Coronavirus Pact – Shark Girl BJJ– A blog about a dilemma facing a few grapplers at the moment.

‘I’ll mow lawns if I have to:’ Gyms Across US Go Into Survival Mode – Jits Magazine – An article looking at three US gyms and the challenges there facing to survive.

What it’s like returning to BJJ during COVID Phase 3 – Brown Belt Life – A Canadian based blog about his experience of return to training.

From the Archives
Making Weight (a serious period pain!) – Exploring some tips and suggestions about making weight without letting your period get in the way!

Technical Takeaway
This week looking at the Berimbolo with the talented Margot Ciccarelli.


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