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The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:05
I began my BJJ training at Sleeping Storm, an academy that offered instruction in all kinds of martial arts that was local to my home outside London. I trained there for six months under Ricardo Da Silva (then a Purple Belt), but decided if I was going to pursue jiujitsu more seriously, I would need to find myself a full-time academy. As a result, I moved up to London to begin training at the Roger Gracie Academy in Ladbroke Grove and spent several months sleeping on the floor at a friend's house and training every day. After three months at Ladbroke Grove, I received my Blue Belt from Roger Gracie in April 2006.

For much of the next two years, I occupied himself by training at the academy and assisting with the Kids classes that were operating at the academy HQ, as well as helping with any odd jobs that presented themselves. The Kids classes unfortunately wound down after the instructor moved on from the academy, and so for a while I was back to just training and doing my best to improve. I received my Purple Belt from Roger Gracie in June 2008 after my second attempt at the World Championships at Blue Belt. Shortly after that, I took up a full-time position as a receptionist at the academy, which finally gave me access to an income that would allow me to take my already-active competition schedule to the next level.

In October 2009, I left my job and am now living at the Roger Gracie Academy in Ladbroke Grove whilst pursuing a career as a full-time Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instructor. Finally, at the beginning of February 2010, I received my Brown Belt from Roger Gracie after winning the European Championships for the second time.

I would like to think I am one of the most active competitors in the world, having won over 40 gold medals in my relatively short competition career and taken part in over 250 competitive grappling matches, winning a significant majority. I hold a number of titles, both national and international, and continue to compete on a local and world level on an almost-weekly basis.

My most notable achievement to date was winning the Abu Dhabi Pro European Qualifiers in Barcelona, where I defeated a Black Belt and a Brown Belt in back-to-back fights to take Gold and qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Professional Jiu-jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi. Although I was knocked out of that competition by a world-class Brown Belt from the United States, it was still a tremendous opportunity to compete in the same division as greats of the sport such as Marcelo Garcia, Michael Langhi & Claudio Calasans, and one that I hope to repeat in the near future. I have also won both the CBJJ and CBJJE European titles in my weight, as well as capturing the CBJJE Purple Belt Absolute title and medalling at the Pan-American Gi and No-Gi Competitions. Whilst a World medal still eludes me, that is one thing that I am hoping to put right in the near future.

About Me

The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:05
I began my BJJ training at Sleeping Storm, an academy that offered instruction in all kinds of martial arts that was local to my home outside London. I trained there for six months under Ricardo Da Silva (then a Purple Belt), but decided if I was going to pursue jiujitsu more seriously, I would need to find myself a full-time academy. As a result, I moved up to London to begin training at the Roger Gracie Academy in Ladbroke Grove and spent several months sleeping on the floor at a friend's house and training every day. After three months at Ladbroke Grove, I received my Blue Belt from Roger Gracie in April 2006.

For much of the next two years, I occupied himself by training at the academy and assisting with the Kids classes that were operating at the academy HQ, as well as helping with any odd jobs that presented themselves. The Kids classes unfortunately wound down after the instructor moved on from the academy, and so for a while I was back to just training and doing my best to improve. I received my Purple Belt from Roger Gracie in June 2008 after my second attempt at the World Championships at Blue Belt. Shortly after that, I took up a full-time position as a receptionist at the academy, which finally gave me access to an income that would allow me to take my already-active competition schedule to the next level.

In October 2009, I left my job and am now living at the Roger Gracie Academy in Ladbroke Grove whilst pursuing a career as a full-time Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instructor. Finally, at the beginning of February 2010, I received my Brown Belt from Roger Gracie after winning the European Championships for the second time.

I would like to think I am one of the most active competitors in the world, having won over 40 gold medals in my relatively short competition career and taken part in over 250 competitive grappling matches, winning a significant majority. I hold a number of titles, both national and international, and continue to compete on a local and world level on an almost-weekly basis.

My most notable achievement to date was winning the Abu Dhabi Pro European Qualifiers in Barcelona, where I defeated a Black Belt and a Brown Belt in back-to-back fights to take Gold and qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip to the World Professional Jiu-jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi. Although I was knocked out of that competition by a world-class Brown Belt from the United States, it was still a tremendous opportunity to compete in the same division as greats of the sport such as Marcelo Garcia, Michael Langhi & Claudio Calasans, and one that I hope to repeat in the near future. I have also won both the CBJJ and CBJJE European titles in my weight, as well as capturing the CBJJE Purple Belt Absolute title and medalling at the Pan-American Gi and No-Gi Competitions. Whilst a World medal still eludes me, that is one thing that I am hoping to put right in the near future.

Achievements

The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:04

Amateur MMA Record: 25 W (23 SUBs) - 0 L - 2 D (link)

Combat Sports Open Trials 2010 - Welterweight Champion
UK MMA League 2008-2009 - Overall Champion
UK MMA League 2008-2009 - Welterweight Champion


Grappling Record: 272 W (176 SUBs) - 138 L (29 SUBs) - 2 D (15/10/12)


Grappling Competition Results:

2012

BLACK BELT


No-Gi Pan Championships - 3rd Place (Lightweight Black Belt)
Atlanta International Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Black Belt)
American Nationals No-Gi - 2nd Place (Middleweight Black Belt)
American Nationals - 3rd Place (Middleweight Black Belt)
Montreal International Open - 1st Place (Absolute Black Belt)
Montreal International Open - 1st Place (Middle Heavyweight Black Belt)
Boston International Open - 3rd Place (Middle Heavyweight Black Belt)
Chicago Summer International Open - 3rd Place (Middleweight Black Belt)
Las Vegas International Open - 2nd Place (Middleweight Black Belt)
Toronto International Open - 1st Place (Absolute Black Belt)
Toronto International Open - 2nd Place (Middle Heavyweight Black Belt)



2011

BROWN BELT
English Open - 2nd Place (Middle Heavyweight Brown Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 1st Place (Heavyweight Brown Belt)
London International Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
London International Open - 3rd Place (Middle Heavyweight Brown Belt)
Ground Control UK Invitational - 2nd Place (Brown/Black Belt Superfight)
Ground Control UK Invitational - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown/Black Belt)
Brazilian Jiujitsu Pro Cup - 2nd Place (Lightweight Absolute Brown Belt)
Brazilian Jiujitsu Pro Cup - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
British Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Welsh Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Ground Control: Choke In The Big Smoke - 2nd Place (Lightweight Advanced)
UK Premier Championships - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt))
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown & Black Belt)


2010

NAGA European Championships - 3rd Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Milano Challenge - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Milano Challenge - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
CBJJE European Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
CBJJE European Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Ground Control Nationals - 1st Place (Brown Belt Superfight)
Midlands Open - 1st Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
English Open - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
English Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
North West Open - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
JJI European Championships - 4th Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
JJI European Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Brighton Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple & Brown Belt)
Ground Control 'Beat the Heat' - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
German BJJ Groundfighting Open - 2nd Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Hereford Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Manchester Open - 1st place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Gracie Invitational - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Mediterranean Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown and Black Belt)
Copa Espana - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
British Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
British Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
London Open - 1st Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
UK Premier Championships - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown and Black Belt)
Disneyland European Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Brown and Black Belt)
Disneyland European Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown and Black Belt)

PURPLE BELT

European Championships (CBJJ) - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt National Teams)
European Championships (CBJJ) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Scottish Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Scottish Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)


2009

Ground Control UK Nationals - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
Kent Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
No-Gi British Open - 4th Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
No-Gi British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 6.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Pan Jiu-jitsu No-Gi Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Pan Jiu-jitsu No-Gi Championships - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
European Championships (CBJJE) - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
European Championships (CBJJE) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Bristol Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Grapplers Showdown Gi Challenge - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Grapplers Showdown Gi Challenge - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 5.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Ground Control 5.0 - 1st Place (Superfight Division)
British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Celtic Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Pan Jiu-jitsu Championships - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Welsh Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Welsh Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 3.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
European Championships (CBJJ) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)


2008

Copa Catalunya - 1st Place (Middleweight Purple Belt)
International French Open - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple and Brown Belt)
Kent Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Open - Joint 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Kent Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
NJJC National Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Open Experience)
Combat Academy No-Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Ultra-Heavyweight Open Experience)
Combat Academy No-Gi Groundfighting - 3rd Place (Absolute Open Experience)
FILA British Grappling Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Advanced)
VT Jiu Jitsu Grappling Competition - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Brighton Grab and Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Bristol Open 2008 - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Bristol Open 2008 - 4th Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
ADCC UK Trials - 3rd Place (Absolute Advanced)
ADCC UK Trials - Joint 3rd Place (Lightweight Advanced)


BLUE BELT

Combat Academy Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Absolute)
Combat Academy Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Middleweight)
Gracie Invitational 2008 - 1st Place (Battle of the Brands Teams)
Gracie Invitational 2008 - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Grapplers Showdown 2008 - 4th Place (Middleweight Novice)
Bristol Open 2008 - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)


2007

Northern Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Copa Bitteti- 3rd Place (Lightweight Absolute Blue Belt)
Copa Bitteti - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
British Open Amateur Submission Grappling Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute)
Southern Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)
Southern Open - 3rd Place (Featherweight Blue Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
FILA British National Trials - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight)
ADCC UK - 1st Place (Absolute Novice)
ADCC UK - 2nd Place (Lightweight Novice)
Essex Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Irish Nationals - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Gracie Invitational - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Gracie Invitational - Joint 1st Place (Heavyweight Blue Belt Teams)
Gracie Invitational - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt Teams)
Combat Academy Groundfighting - 3rd Place (Middleweight Open Experience)
III Coupe Suisse - 4th Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
III Coupe Suisse - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)
Urban Gorillaz Nationals - 1st Place (Lightweight Novice)
Urban Gorillaz Nationals - 3rd Place (Absolute Novice)
Amsterdam Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Bristol Open - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Bristol Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)


2006

Northern Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
ADCC UK - 4th Place (Middleweight Novice)
Britsubfight - 2nd Place (Absolute Novice)


WHITE BELT

Urban Gorillaz SENI '06 - 3rd Place (Absolute Beginner)

Achievements

The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:04

Amateur MMA Record: 25 W (23 SUBs) - 0 L - 2 D (link)

Combat Sports Open Trials 2010 - Welterweight Champion
UK MMA League 2008-2009 - Overall Champion
UK MMA League 2008-2009 - Welterweight Champion


Grappling Record: 271 W (176 SUBs) - 126 L (24 SUBs) - 2 D (12/08/12)


Grappling Competition Results:

2012

BLACK BELT
Las Vegas International Open - 2nd Place (Middleweight Black Belt)
Toronto International Open - 1st Place (Absolute Black Belt)
Toronto International Open - 2nd Place (Middle Heavyweight Black Belt)



2011

BROWN BELT
English Open - 2nd Place (Middle Heavyweight Brown Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 1st Place (Heavyweight Brown Belt)
London International Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
London International Open - 3rd Place (Middle Heavyweight Brown Belt)
Ground Control UK Invitational - 2nd Place (Brown/Black Belt Superfight)
Ground Control UK Invitational - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown/Black Belt)
Brazilian Jiujitsu Pro Cup - 2nd Place (Lightweight Absolute Brown Belt)
Brazilian Jiujitsu Pro Cup - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
British Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Welsh Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Ground Control: Choke In The Big Smoke - 2nd Place (Lightweight Advanced)
UK Premier Championships - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt))
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown & Black Belt)


2010

NAGA European Championships - 3rd Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Milano Challenge - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Milano Challenge - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
CBJJE European Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
CBJJE European Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Ground Control Nationals - 1st Place (Brown Belt Superfight)
Midlands Open - 1st Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
English Open - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
English Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
North West Open - 1st Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
JJI European Championships - 4th Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
JJI European Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Brighton Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple & Brown Belt)
Ground Control 'Beat the Heat' - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
German BJJ Groundfighting Open - 2nd Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Hereford Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
Manchester Open - 1st place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
Gracie Invitational - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Mediterranean Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown and Black Belt)
Copa Espana - 1st Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
British Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Brown Belt)
British Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Brown Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
London Open - 1st Place (Middleweight Brown Belt)
UK Premier Championships - 3rd Place (Lightweight Brown and Black Belt)
Disneyland European Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Brown and Black Belt)
Disneyland European Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Brown and Black Belt)

PURPLE BELT

European Championships (CBJJ) - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt National Teams)
European Championships (CBJJ) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Scottish Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Scottish Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)


2009

Ground Control UK Nationals - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
Kent Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
No-Gi British Open - 4th Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
No-Gi British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 6.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Pan Jiu-jitsu No-Gi Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Pan Jiu-jitsu No-Gi Championships - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
European Championships (CBJJE) - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
European Championships (CBJJE) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Bristol Open - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Grapplers Showdown Gi Challenge - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Grapplers Showdown Gi Challenge - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 5.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Ground Control 5.0 - 1st Place (Superfight Division)
British Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Celtic Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 3rd Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Brighton Grab & Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Pan Jiu-jitsu Championships - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Welsh Open - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Welsh Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro European Trials - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple, Brown and Black Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Ground Control 3.0 - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
European Championships (CBJJ) - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)


2008

Copa Catalunya - 1st Place (Middleweight Purple Belt)
International French Open - 3rd Place (Lightweight Purple and Brown Belt)
Kent Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Open - Joint 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Kent Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Open - 2nd Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
NJJC National Championships - 1st Place (Lightweight Open Experience)
Combat Academy No-Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Ultra-Heavyweight Open Experience)
Combat Academy No-Gi Groundfighting - 3rd Place (Absolute Open Experience)
FILA British Grappling Trials - 3rd Place (Lightweight Advanced)
VT Jiu Jitsu Grappling Competition - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Brighton Grab and Pull - 1st Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
Bristol Open 2008 - 1st Place (Absolute Purple Belt)
Bristol Open 2008 - 4th Place (Lightweight Purple Belt)
ADCC UK Trials - 3rd Place (Absolute Advanced)
ADCC UK Trials - Joint 3rd Place (Lightweight Advanced)


BLUE BELT

Combat Academy Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Absolute)
Combat Academy Gi Groundfighting - 1st Place (Middleweight)
Gracie Invitational 2008 - 1st Place (Battle of the Brands Teams)
Gracie Invitational 2008 - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Grapplers Showdown 2008 - 4th Place (Middleweight Novice)
Bristol Open 2008 - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)


2007

Northern Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Copa Bitteti- 3rd Place (Lightweight Absolute Blue Belt)
Copa Bitteti - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
British Open Amateur Submission Grappling Championships - 3rd Place (Absolute)
Southern Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)
Southern Open - 3rd Place (Featherweight Blue Belt)
Bristol Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
FILA British National Trials - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight)
ADCC UK - 1st Place (Absolute Novice)
ADCC UK - 2nd Place (Lightweight Novice)
Essex Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Irish Nationals - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Gracie Invitational - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Gracie Invitational - Joint 1st Place (Heavyweight Blue Belt Teams)
Gracie Invitational - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt Teams)
Combat Academy Groundfighting - 3rd Place (Middleweight Open Experience)
III Coupe Suisse - 4th Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
III Coupe Suisse - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)
Urban Gorillaz Nationals - 1st Place (Lightweight Novice)
Urban Gorillaz Nationals - 3rd Place (Absolute Novice)
Amsterdam Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Advanced)
Bristol Open - Joint 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
Bristol Open - 2nd Place (Absolute Blue Belt)


2006

Northern Open - 1st Place (Lightweight Blue Belt)
ADCC UK - 4th Place (Middleweight Novice)
Britsubfight - 2nd Place (Absolute Novice)


WHITE BELT

Urban Gorillaz SENI '06 - 3rd Place (Absolute Beginner)

Sponsors

The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:03
 

Scramble

Scramble is what happens in MMA, jiu jitsu, and grappling, when two fighters are halfway between positions. It's the moment when everything is at stake, and it's a chance for either fighter to come out on top.

It's about whoever has the strongest will.

Scramble is here to rescue you from flying skulls, winged skulls, flying winged skulls with top hats on, minotaurs, bulging muscle man, dragons with flying skulls and top hats on them, flying minotaurs with winged skulls and flames, and all the other crap that infests the visual side of the MMA world.

I lived for many years in Japan, where I was exposed to some of the coolest designs I've ever seen. They were bright, bold, fresh, and sophisticated in their simplicity. Barely a rippling muscle or a pumped-up minotaur-dragon in sight.

T-shirts are emblazoned with barely-English slogans and large, bright characters. At first, I laughed at this English. Wanted to correct it. But now, I realise. It has taken on a life of its own. In the same way that a single, deft brush stroke can inspire the image of a swaying tree or a rippling lake in your mind, so a slightly off Engrish slogan can stir up thoughts and capture an idea better than a perfect sentence can.

Scramble is here to bring that to you.

Scramble t-shirts are made using high quality materials and printing processes, nothing like the usual printed-on-a-piece-of-tissue-paper stuff that you often get from small t-shirt companies. You might pay a bit more, but you get a shirt that looks and feels good, and will last a long time. We're martial artists; we need a shirt that can stand up to a stiff breeze.

A t-shirt is one of the quickest ways to tell someone about yourself. In a single glance, you can tell the world what team you support, what band you like, what film inspires you, or which athlete you cheer for. Probably not all at the same time, though.

And with Scramble, you can be sure, you'll know what the Japanese characters mean on your shirt.

Scramble also brings you select products from Japan (like BJJ Spirits, the awesome DVD magazine, and some special edition t-shirts from the heart of Tokyo), depending on the time of year and what's of interest at the time.

Scramble is a small company and values every single one of its customers. That means you.

Welcome to the family.

Scramble was started by Matt Benyon, who blogs at The Grappling Dummy

Roger Gracie Academy

The Roger Gracie Academy and its numerous affiliates make up one of the largest Brazilian Jiujitsu teams in the UK, as well as being home to many of the top competitors in the country. Leaving aside Roger Gracie himself (generally acknowledged as the number one grappler in the world today), there are numerous champions at regional, national and international level who call RGA their home.

Sponsors

The Jiu Jitsu Game - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:03
 

Scramble

Scramble is what happens in MMA, jiu jitsu, and grappling, when two fighters are halfway between positions. It's the moment when everything is at stake, and it's a chance for either fighter to come out on top.

It's about whoever has the strongest will.

Scramble is here to rescue you from flying skulls, winged skulls, flying winged skulls with top hats on, minotaurs, bulging muscle man, dragons with flying skulls and top hats on them, flying minotaurs with winged skulls and flames, and all the other crap that infests the visual side of the MMA world.

I lived for many years in Japan, where I was exposed to some of the coolest designs I've ever seen. They were bright, bold, fresh, and sophisticated in their simplicity. Barely a rippling muscle or a pumped-up minotaur-dragon in sight.

T-shirts are emblazoned with barely-English slogans and large, bright characters. At first, I laughed at this English. Wanted to correct it. But now, I realise. It has taken on a life of its own. In the same way that a single, deft brush stroke can inspire the image of a swaying tree or a rippling lake in your mind, so a slightly off Engrish slogan can stir up thoughts and capture an idea better than a perfect sentence can.

Scramble is here to bring that to you.

Scramble t-shirts are made using high quality materials and printing processes, nothing like the usual printed-on-a-piece-of-tissue-paper stuff that you often get from small t-shirt companies. You might pay a bit more, but you get a shirt that looks and feels good, and will last a long time. We're martial artists; we need a shirt that can stand up to a stiff breeze.

A t-shirt is one of the quickest ways to tell someone about yourself. In a single glance, you can tell the world what team you support, what band you like, what film inspires you, or which athlete you cheer for. Probably not all at the same time, though.

And with Scramble, you can be sure, you'll know what the Japanese characters mean on your shirt.

Scramble also brings you select products from Japan (like BJJ Spirits, the awesome DVD magazine, and some special edition t-shirts from the heart of Tokyo), depending on the time of year and what's of interest at the time.

Scramble is a small company and values every single one of its customers. That means you.

Welcome to the family.

Scramble was started by Matt Benyon, who blogs at The Grappling Dummy

Roger Gracie Academy

The Roger Gracie Academy and its numerous affiliates make up one of the largest Brazilian Jiujitsu teams in the UK, as well as being home to many of the top competitors in the country. Leaving aside Roger Gracie himself (generally acknowledged as the number one grappler in the world today), there are numerous champions at regional, national and international level who call RGA their home.

Contact

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John Will's Personal Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 19:10
There are many who will read this post and will be simply unable to relate. I am going to talk about a time when there was no such thing called the internet (yep youngsters - it’s true! Such a time did exist - and it wasn’t all that long ago). It wasn’t a better time or a worse time - it was just a different time.
In the 80’s, there was no internet - in fact, there were no DVD’s! A small collection of martial arts books and a handful of magazines were the only sources of information to those wanting to explore the larger landscaper of the martial arts world. Back then, you had to work for six months to save enough money to leave our shores and train overseas; it wasn’t easy. Travel was harder, money was more scarce; and information about where to train, was practically unavailable. it was a different time; a time of trial and error.
I started my own magazine back in the 80’s - if you live in Australasia, you will know it as Blitz Magazine. The very first copy was written on a commodore 64, the pictures were taken with with actual film, and the bromides (copies of those pics) were glued into position, ready for printing with a gel called ‘Clag’. Travelling to Indonesia, Thailand, India, Japan and Brazil was a difficult task that cost all of my savings and left me penniless after each and every training trip. 
But here is the point I want to make - because it was so difficult, I placed great value on those things that I learned. My first training trip overseas to learn BJJ in 1986 saw me return home with less than a dozen techniques - but I prized those techniques and drilled them endlessly. They were valuable to me because they cost so much to obtain - in time, effort and money. 

Nowadays, any of us can just leap online, scour Youtube and extract techniques and ideas at virtually zero expense. That is absolutely fantastic - what a great world we live in! But remember this - it is very, very easy to scour endlessly and leap from technique to technique without very really mastering much or any of them. More does not always equate to better. So choose wisely, and drill down. Recognize the ‘gold’ when you see it. You don’t have to look too far! JBW

Google takes up BJJ

Kid Peligro's Mat - Sat, 2014-08-02 15:06


Word is that Google Corporation has started offering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to its employees at their headquarters in Mountain View, California. According to the article on (read more)



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Great class this morning, the mats are packed full of energy and everybody's tra...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Great class this morning, the mats are packed full of energy and everybody's training hard!!

We had alot of students from the old school here today so we took a group O.G. photo! (*Original Grapplers*)


Seminar by 6th degree black belt Professor Helio "Soneca" Moreira .

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Seminar by 6th degree black belt Professor Helio "Soneca" Moreira .


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Seminar by 6th degree black belt Professor Helio "Soneca" Moreira .

Arriving with Prof. Marcelo Uirapuru in town after a hard fight at UFC on fox wh...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Arriving with Prof. Marcelo Uirapuru in town after a hard fight at UFC on fox where out warrior Juliana Thai put a great fight despite the result. We will be there tomorrow morning at 11 to train, teach and squeeze some necks! See you all on the mats! OSS!


#TBF my membership card at Gracie Barra in 1988. As a juvenile Blue Belt. Great...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
#TBF my membership card at Gracie Barra in 1988. As a juvenile Blue Belt. Great times where I made my best friends and forged my personality and warrior mentality. Ps- Master Jean Jacques Machado signed it. GBBJJ for ever and ever! OSS!


Drill class. Hard training. Good people. Great energy!!!

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Drill class. Hard training. Good people. Great energy!!!


ATTENTION BOXING KIDS AND PARENTS!!! The Friday evening class will be changed to...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
ATTENTION BOXING KIDS AND PARENTS!!!
The Friday evening class will be changed to Thursday from 6:45-7:30pm. We believe this will be better for everyone since most of the kids are already here on Thursday for their Jiu Jitsu class. We hope this will be a better workout for the kids as well as easier on the parents. Thank you and have a great day!!!

http://graciebarratx.com/about-us/schedule/

Some very good and intense training to start off the week. The mount is an extre...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Some very good and intense training to start off the week. The mount is an extremely effective position but it takes time to truly develope the control needed to have a killer mount. Specific mount training is ESSENTIAL!!!

#Consistencyiskey



Prof. Draculino getting in some rolling time with the teens class this morning!!...

Drac's Blog - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:46
Prof. Draculino getting in some rolling time with the teens class this morning!!! Taking care of the future generation of jiu jitsu monsters is essential!!

OSS!!


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