Sweep or Submit

  Tonight’s class was much the same as Monday, we rolled to warm our bones. We did this for roughly 30 minutes before one of the new guys was struggle to pass closed guard then we broke down a simple guard pass for another 30 minutes before finishing with one of my favourite drills… Sweep or Submit!

For those that don’t know this drill it’s pretty simple. 4 guys on their backs with someone in their closed guard, the rest of the class lines up. The guy in guard has to pass, the guy on his back has to sweep or submit. It doesn’t matter who wins as the guy on top swaps place and goes on his back and the guy on his back joins the line and waits for another turn.

Tonight was awesome! I got swept a couple of times but  that’s all part of the game so who cares!

I did get to try out my other new gi, Tatami Estilo 5.0 white and camo.

This gi is fantastic, probably the best Tatami gi I’ve had and this is my 6th! If you’re after a new gi then I’d highly recommend this one!!
Love and respect



I’m Back

So tonight was my first night back training in 9 weeks! There were various reasons why I wasn’t training… I got tattoo’d at the start of December. 

 The club closed for 2 weeks over the festive period and I hope all of you had happy holidays. I then fell victim to a nasty throat infection that floored me for a good couple of weeks but tonight I was back and I decided to test run one of my new gi’s that I got for Christmas and I must say it was fantastic. Not too heavy, rash guard lining across the shoulders so no nasty gi burn and a perfect fit. 


Tonight’s class coached by Billy was mostly rolling. I had a goal in sight for every roll that I had and managed to do so  on most of my sparring partners which was awesome. I didn’t tap many people but I’m not concerned about that but more that I worked what I wanted to and it paid off.

Can’t wait till next class to test my other new gi.

Until next time…
Love and Respect