Roll Models 12 results

Thanks to all the teams for taking part again on a great day with a fantastic supportive and competitive atmosphere. Thanks to our event sponsors CBD Sensei, Tapcom and Empire Pro Tape. Massive well done to local team Bedlam BJJ who topped the academy list and actually accrued more points than the top team overall. … [Read more…]

Roll Models 12 brackets released

Firstly thanks for attending Roll Models 12! Address is Ormiston Horizon Academy, Turnhurst Road, Tunstall, Chell, ST6 6JZ. Parking is free, there are changing facilities and food/merchandise available to buy on the day. Spectators fee is £4 payable on the door, each team receives 1 free coach pass (contact to confirm). Weigh-ins open from … [Read more…]

Roll Models 12 Gi

rm12 poster

We are pleased to announce the date for our next White/Blue belt competition and this time we have Gi divisions including kids. Roll Models 12 is scheduled for February 16th. Registration open via this link Our tournament will again be open to White and Blue belt competitors featuring a modified Ibjjf ruleset and Super fights … [Read more…]

Weight Cuts

As a loose follow up on my prior blog post, I have recorded a few thoughts on competing, and specifically weight cuts for grapplers. My previous ramblings covered my thoughts on conditioning aspects, and as I highlighted there I come from a fitness background, so I can appreciate both sides of the coin on this … [Read more…]

Roll Models 11 brackets released

Venue location: Ormiston Horizon Academy (not New Horizons leisure centre next door), Turnhurst Road, Chell ST66JZ Brackets available via this link. Subject to change please check back. Weigh-ins: All weigh-ins without the GI. Doors and Weigh-ins open from 9:15am please weigh-in at least 1 hour before your division. Smoothcomp dynamically changes times throughout the event … [Read more…]


hulk hogan flexing

First let me apologise for the delay in following with contributions – it’s been a hell of a 2 week or so period with work and so on, hope the content of this is worth the wait! I will try and keep this one brief and to the point! So for today’s contribution I wanted … [Read more…]

Roll Models 11


We are pleased to announce the dates for our next White/Blue belt competition and this time we have Gi and No-Gi and for the first time selected youth divisions. Registration open here. Roll Models 11 is scheduled for October 19/20th. Our tournament will again be open to White and Blue belt competitors featuring a modified … [Read more…]


leg lock submission

Photo J H Tan Now, some of you may feel enthused to think about this topic. Some may feel bored of the discussion. Some may feel they have no place in an individual’s training, or at least up until a certain point. My own experience has been varied within exposure to leglocks. My training began … [Read more…]

Favourite Technique

triangle choke

Photo credit J H Tan Favourite technique So, I am sure that 95% of you who are currently reading this, will easily have a technique pop into your head. There may be a few of you, who are still quite early on in your BJJ journey. There may be those who are genuinely yet to … [Read more…]