Entries by Dan Richards

Its a big part of my life

Written by Laura Macdougall I’ve always been fairly (read: far too) open about my issues with severe anxiety. It’s no secret, it’s been a big part of my life. You would think that someone who struggled to the point of practically being a prisoner in their own head, would never throw themselves into any situation […]

Physical and mental growth

Maks continue his journey and its been inspirational to watch him not only exceed his goal but grow with confidence. Here is his update from his last testimonial You may remember my testimonial from later last year after I dropped some weight due to MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), so I […]

Muay Thai has changed my life

The journey for everyone is different, for Mitch Oakes, it was about changing his life from the better. Here his journey in his own words: Trojan Worcester has helped me develop skills, improve my fitness & strength and also my confidence in all areas. The place has no egos at all and everyone welcomes each […]

My journey

In Brazilian jiu-jitsu there is a belt system, a hierarchy, there are levels. From white belt, to stripes, through to the various colours ascending to a black belt. Last night I was awarded 2 stripes on my white belt, I have officially taken two steps up the ladder. Progress was made. Progress and how you […]

Things to consider when sparring

Sparring really is the only way to truly see where you’re at whatever the discipline. However it’s not something you should ever do too much of, due to the intensity and increased risk of injury and head trauma. So how can you maximise the sparring you do? 1. Have a goal and objective. Yes, sparring […]

5 tips for BJJ

5 things you need to know when you start BJJ Starting anything new can be daunting, especially in martial arts… what to do, what to say, and what the hell is that weird hand shake before people start!! So here are some handy tips that will help guide you on to the mats with a […]

It’s great therapy

I was in an unhealthy marriage where I was losing confidence in myself. I’d just had a second child and was trying not to get low, depressed and lonely. I wasn’t in shape and had no desire to go to a regular gym.