All our coaches, and some special guest contribute to this blog to give you some insight into various topics, which can be specifically to BJJ, Mauy Thai, MMA, Boxing, but also on mental strength & nutrition. Enjoy!
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Don’t train to prove!

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Don’t roll/spar to prove do it to improve

Occasionally someone will in class start to gun it for their next belt and the conversations start with “they’ve got a point to prove ” or “what’s their problem ” Read more

The left body kick!

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A massive weapon often overlooked by so many. Four ways to land it:

  1. throw it straight up as an instant counter to your opponents technique such as kicking under the right cross (of an orthodox fighters)
  2. The switch kick. Use a punch combination to get your opponent hands high to expose the ribs and liver.
  3. Step through and kick. Drive your opponent back by throwing a simple hard punch combination so he/she covers and moves, for example cross, hook, cross, step through on the last cross to put you in southpaw stance to throw the left kick
  4. Moving back under pressure. as your opponent moves in step back and kick

There are endless scenarios depending on who does what but the four setups above are popular.

Nutrition – The Basics

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Been getting a lot of questions about the right foods, what to eat, when to eat for good energy, for weigh loss for recovery etc, so thought I’d collate some great video’s from my friend over at The Bending Barbell online training team member Rob Nitman.

These are just short clips, but they give you a great introduction to Protein, Carbs and Fats. Read more

Goal Setting… not just a New Years resolution

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No doubt that you’ll have all made some attempt to set some kind of “new years resolution” in the hope you might stick to it… but unless you have some structure behind those goals they’ll most likely fall by the wayside and be a distant memory by mid February! In this post I hope to give you some insight in how to set goals for yourself using some tried and tested techniques.

Goal setting is mental training as it is anything else, and will help increase your ability to stick at it and actually achieve the asperations you’ve set out for yourself. Simply saying that “you’ll do better” or “I’ll try and be more committed to training” isn’t an effective way to set goals or prepare you mental for the task in hand. It would be far more beneficial to say that “I’m going to commit to every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday” and then actually schedule your day/week towards achieving this.  Read more