Passing the Sofa Guard

sofa guard

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

roll models 10 flyer

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 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!

Roll Models 8 Brackets

Brackets are now available VIA THIS LINK. Venue address ORMISTON HORIZON ACADEMY, TURNHURST ROAD, TUNSTALL, STOKE ON TRENT, ST66JZ. Please weigh in as soon as possible at least an hour before your division (weigh ins open from 9am). All weigh-ins without the Gi, spectators £4. Single coach free via contacting Be aware or recent … [Read more…]

Roll Models 7 Highlight

A short video highlight from a great day at Roll Models 7. To sign up for Roll Models 8 please follow this link… Thanks to our event sponsors, Inverted Gear, CBD Sensei, BJJ Adventure Camp, Empire Pro Tape and Destroy INC.