IBJJF Masters International Championships – Europe 2019

The Masters International Championships Europe is now a couple of years old and regular readers will know that I have competed in every edition. This years event marked a year since my last time stepping up onto the mats and taking a break from competition. So it was definitely time to dust myself off and step up again! Plus I am currently at the very top end of my age group so I felt it was a good idea to say goodbye to Master 2 properly! Continue reading “IBJJF Masters International Championships – Europe 2019”

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Minion on Tour – BJJ Globetrotters Summer Camp 2018

As regular readers will know this year I have been cutting down on competition and trying to do those things that I’ve never been able to do because competition has gotten in the way. Now I’ll confess that lot of those things have been food related but some are actually linked to BJJ travel and training, including finally attending a BJJ Globetrotters camp!

Mr BJJ GlobetrotterBJJ Globetrotters is a well established concept within the BJJ Community led by the BJJ Globetrotter himself Christian Graugart. You can find out more about the concept, his journey and how it all began by visiting his website but also by downloading a free copy of the BJJ Globetrotters book (which is well worth a read and recommended in an earlier blog!).

This years summer camp featured 270 grapplers for six days training with over 25 instructors including Christian himself, the fabulous Chris and Melissa Haueter (who I adore training with at the Garage) and my lovely Judo Coach Sophie Cox who was travelling in for the last few days of the camp. So what happened when a Minion met the Globetrotters…. Continue reading “Minion on Tour – BJJ Globetrotters Summer Camp 2018”