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…”

IBJJF World Masters 2017

Well, this is my third time heading to Vegas to attend the IBJJF World Masters Championships. Regular readers will know about the steep learning curve that I had in 2015 and the fabulous experience I had last year. I’d love to say that I wasn’t feeling any pressure or expectations going into this year’s event but I’ll be honest – I’d be lying!  Continue reading “IBJJF World Masters 2017”