Things I’ve Learnt on Route to Purple Belt…

So the day after my 40th Birthday I became a BJJ Purple Belt. Now I’ve seen loads of articles offering advice to Blue Belts covering everything from things they should / shouldn’t worry about, why they quit and why they don’t, as well as everything in between! Now as someone who was a blue belt for over 4 1/2 years I felt I had something to add to the conversation but it felt unauthentic to do it until I’d survived! So here goes here’s a blog some of the things I’ve learnt/ realised /observed at Blue Belt! Continue reading “Things I’ve Learnt on Route to Purple Belt…”

The Part-Time Grappler Experiment – Revisited

Back in 2017, I did a simple experiment to log how much training I did. At the time I blogged about what I discovered but that was looking at my training in 2016-17. So I decided that maybe it was time to revisit my experiment to see if I had learned from my past experience and to see if anything had changed to help me maximize my mat hours. Plus I discovered a new app call Marune that made the logging part much easier to do than just by using a spreadsheet alone!

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