The Best Things About Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Winter

When you think Brazilian Jiu Jitsu images of Rio’s sun-kissed beaches may well come to mind.  Or, perhaps an image of the great Rickson Gracie working through movement drills as the sun sets over the summer sands, as seen in the documentary Choke. For an art developed in the tropical climate of Brazil, BJJ will […]

Martial Arts: The Best Activity for Your Kid in WInter

Winter rolls around each year calling an end to many of the outdoor activities that occupy our kids for much of the year. Gone are those carefree days and long summer evenings So, what to do? Our kids aren’t bears, so hibernation is out of the question. Luckily, the Martial Arts provide the perfect activity […]

Why Martial Artists shouldn’t train like power lifters

In a previous post I talked about why it is important for martial artists to do regular strength training and in my last post, I wrote about why martial artists shouldn’t train like body builders. In this post I will be covering why martial artists shouldn’t be training like power lifters. ▪️What is powerlifting? Power […]

Training Muay Thai for over 30’s

Are you over the age of 30 and know that you should be doing something to stay fit and active but don’t know what? You’ve been to a weights gym but find it boring and results are minimal. You want something a little more edgy and engaging that doesn’t feel like you are actually exercising. […]

Why martial artists shouldn’t be lifting like bodybuilders

In the last post, I covered why martial artists should be lifting weights. The take away message was that regular training not only increases power and speed but helps with injury prevention. The natural question that arises is what lifts should you be doing to help with your martial arts training? **Don’t train like a […]

The Purpose of Sparring and Rolling

The purpose of BJJ Sparring is to safely try out your techniques against resistance. This is not the same as fighting and I’ve found that people who are overly competitive in sparring usually make very limited progress in their training. Sparring rounds need to provide realistic resistance without being too competitive. One factor which makes […]

Why strength training is important for martial artists

In my opinion, everyone that trains martial arts should be doing some form of resistance training. This means lifting heavy weights at least twice a week. Why is this important? *Strength training makes you faster and more powerful* Being stronger will allow you to generate faster, more powerful movements. Add this to superior technique and […]

A beginners guide to surviving your first month of Muay Thai training

You just started doing Muay Thai and a few sessions in and you feel like you’re getting the hang of things. You’re finally learning the basics but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the combinations, techniques and what to use when. Don’t stress because you are not alone! You have embarked on a lifelong journey […]