Fight or Match?

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Is BJJ a fight, or a match? 

I imagine that as soon as you all see this, an answer will pop into your head. In my case, the answer IS simple too… but my discussion is more so aimed at WHY we sometimes need clarify this point. BJJ is a match. Physical chess. 2 people … [Read more…]

The BJJ referee

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As with any job or task, there are pros and cons. Some have more pros than others, some have more cons, and in my experience the role of BJJ referee can very easily fall into the latter. I have varied experience in terms of being on the other side of the BJJ competition process. I … [Read more…]

Passing the Sofa Guard

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They say the hardest belt move you’ll ever make is leather to White; to convince yourself to give it a go, and dive straight into the unknown. The physical steps involved in stepping outside of the routine you’ve carved for yourself, always seem to be the most arduous. You’ve walked that path so many times, … [Read more…]

How to deal with your first tournament nerves

Dealing with tournament nerves and bad results is something EVERY single competitor has to deal with. Check out this video from the excellent Chewjitsu who explains experience can trump all. He also explains some practical steps that you can try to overcome anxiety in the video below that. Registration for our next tournament is open … [Read more…]

Roll Models 10

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Roll Models 10 Gi is scheduled for July 28th. Our tournament will again be open to White and Blue belt competitors featuring a modified Ibjjf ruleset and Super fights at higher belts. Registration open via this link. Single early entry just £24.50 Over 35’s Male division available. FREE absolutes available to all so you are … [Read more…]

Roll Models 9 results

Well done to Gracie Barra for picking up another Roll Models team trophy (25 points) with Team Sukata coming in second (18 points) and Roger Gracie academy alongside Horizon BJJ Stoke, in third (11 points). Congratulations also to Horizon BJJ Stoke who topped the best overall academy. Individual match results can be found via this … [Read more…]

Roll Models 9 Brackets released

Brackets are live, subject to change. Please be ready weighed in at least an hour before your division. Smoothcomp updates throughout the day so be prepared and keep an eye on the screens. All weigh-ins without the Gi. No full ripstop jackets, any colour Gi permitted. Doors and weigh-ins open 9:15am, divisions start 10:20am. Absolutes … [Read more…]

Roll Models 9

Roll Models 9 Gi is scheduled for March 30th. Our tournament will again be open to White and Blue belt competitors featuring a modified Ibjjf ruleset and Super fights at higher belts. Single early entry just £24.50 Registration OPEN HERE Over 35’s Male division available. FREE absolutes available! Bronze medal matches, round robin in groups … [Read more…]

Roll Models 8 team results

Well done to Gracie Barra for picking up their third consecutive team trophy at Roll Models. Also massive congratulations to local team Bedlam BJJ for picking up the best Academy honours with a fantastic showing. Full team results available here.

Roll Models 8 results

Individual division results for Roll Models 8 can be found via this link. Team results are currently being resolved due to an issue with Smoothcomp. Thanks for competing!