My Part Time Grappler Experiment – Part 1

Screen Shot Training LogAt the start of this year, I decided to start a simple experiment and that was to log how much training I did. I made a basic spreadsheet and logged what training I did and my mat hours. Now I’ll be honest I was probably conservative as I was often at the gym longer than the amount I stated but I tried to only measure the training / grappling time and not the stretching, chatting and catching up part (although this is equally important!). This blog (and part 2) is about what why I did it and what I discovered.  Continue reading “My Part Time Grappler Experiment – Part 1”

How to be a better competitor without even putting on a gi!

Ok, admit it how many people clicked on this blog just because of the title alone? I would love to say that this blog was going to pass on some top secret mojo that was given to me in a secret ceremony by a legendary black belt but it’s not! It’s far more practical and realistic than that.

Generally you do get better at BJJ by doing BJJ and there are no magic shortcuts. However here are some things that might help if you’re preparing for competition especially during your off mat time (everyone needs rest days!) or if like me recently you’ve been struck by the dreaded lurgie!

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