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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 is the chance to try all your skills, but go into the session with 1 main objective you want to accomplish. Sparring isn’t full blast, but its more than whatever live drill you’re doing in classes, so its a realistic way to try new skills. We call these +1’s, 1 objective to achieve. Read more

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 little more confidence. Read more

9kgs lost!

I started using Trojan as an alternative to using the gym after my gym closed down, ive always been interested in combat sports and martial arts, I also felt like it would be a good way to stay in shape and also learn new things.

I was a bit apprehensive and anxious about first coming to trojan, I just felt like id be a new kid at a new school & not really knowing anything, I was also pretty worried about my overall fitness  as other than the gym I hadn’t don’t anything like this in quiet a while.

My first session was excellent, we did some basic striking and a few basic take downs, Dan was superb in showing me what to do as a beginner as well as splitting his time between the more advanced students, I was hooked from the off and began doing weekly MMA classes Read more

How BJJ changed my life

Jadon Ortlepp shared his story and how BJJ has influenced his life for the better;

I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008 in Surrey, I was curious because I had read a lot of online chatter about how low ranking “beginners” were seemingly able to dominate  experienced practitioners of other martial arts.  I had trained Judo before as a kid so I had some grappling awareness; the rest of my experience was striking based.  Read more