Do We Really Need Masters Categories?

UntitledIn BJJ females usually can only compete in BJJ in either adult or masters 1. There are a couple of key exceptions such as the World, European or Brazilian Masters but unlike our male counterparts we often have to drop down age groups or not compete. Now some people (usually those on the cusp of being masters athletes or new masters aged athletes!) argue that there is no point to masters at such an early age. We should just compete with the adults and that some people just go to master’s for small categories and easier medals (yes it’s been said!) So this article covers one simple discussion. Do female masters categories really matter?  Continue reading “Do We Really Need Masters Categories?”

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IBJJF European Championships 2017

Last week I once again took part in IBJJF European Open Championships. The annual event that takes place in Lisbon is one of the largest BJJ competitions in the world with over 4000 competitors and following my sucess at last years competition (which I blogged about) as well as my recent positives from the World Masters I was keen to try my luck again! Continue reading “IBJJF European Championships 2017”