Podium Impoliteness

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog about default medals in BJJ and I’m not sure whether it’s been stepping out of the competition circuit a little bit, the rise of social media and athlete pages or simply just getting older and grumpier. But for some reason I’ve started to feel the urge to revisit it – so here goes! Continue reading “Podium Impoliteness”


Default Medals in BJJ

I’ve resisted writing this blog for ages as it’s such a personal thing but it’s been triggered by my own experience and a few recent Facebook posts taking a whole range of approaches to them. I’ve seen people beat themselves up about them and refuse to go on the podium, post but admit its default, omit the details and just post the medal pics, celebrate about them and I have even seen a couple of blatant lies about medals! Continue reading “Default Medals in BJJ”