October Catch-Up Part 1

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


Report: IBJJF Earns Nearly $2 Million Revenue From Membership Alone – Jits Magazine – We all know that membership is part of the IBJJF business model but thus article looks at it more closely.

Why Newcomers Get Sore After Training BJJ & How To Prevent Muscle Soreness – BJJ Tribes – An overview of some of the most common ways to prevent muscle soreness.

Jiu Jitsu Trends Over the Past Decade – Revolution BJJ – An article looking at five key changes to the BJJ scene over the last decade.

BJJ plateau – how to get better at BJJ? – Jiu-Jitsu Blog – another bloggers view on how to get over those training plateaus.

Covid Related Articles (So you can skip them!)

BJJ Events On The Brink – Jits Magazine – I don’t often share multiple article from the same publication but this piece by one of my training partner explores the impact of covid on the UK competition scene

Could COVID-19 have long-term effect on athletes’ health? – Japan Times– Not BJJ related but an article exploring its impact on performance and recovery.

For Those Getting Back to Training: Be Kind to Yourself – Skirt on the Mat – Some valid words of wisdom and kindest for those getting back on the mat post lockdown.

From the Archives

CBD Oil in BJJ – A blog exploring my initial experiences with it (spoiler – I still use it to support my training and recovery).

Technical Takeaway

Recently BJJ Tribes looked into the percentage finishing gi chokes. So with this in mind here’s on of my favourites – the bow and arrow choke. This video is with Hilary VanOrnum from the 2018 Globetrotters Summer Camp (and eagle eyed readers may even spot a minion shaped cameo)


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