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Visiting Lisbon (and the European Championhips!)

This blog will see a collection of firsts: my first adult holiday, first trip to Lisbon, first IBJJF tournament, first European championship, first Gracie Barra competition camp, first competition at Blue Belt and the first month since my promotion at the Annual Gathering 2016.  1,923 more words

2016

Reflections on Nottingham Open 2016

Carlos Gracie Jr says there is no losing in Jiu Jitsu. You win or you learn. At the Nottingham Open 2016 I had one match at Masters 1 (31-35 yr old) White Belt Ultra Heavyweight (100.5+kg) and came out with a Bronze Medal. 600 more words

2016

What does your belt mean to you? White

I have been reflecting on what my white belt means to me, and has meant to me during my journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I first donned the white belt and stepped onto the mats nearly ten years ago, aged 22, and it was 9 years ago since my instructor put the first two stripes on my white belt. 660 more words

2016

Graduation to Blue Belt


I was graduated to Blue Belt, Faixa Azul, by my professor, Braulio Estima, today in front of the Annual Gathering at Gracie Barra Birmingham in front of Professor Victor who was teaching and 19 Black Belts. 1,289 more words

2016

Back at home: Gracie Barra Birmingham


After a long break away from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu I have written about in previous posts there was always going to have to come a time when I went back to my school, Gracie Barra Birmingham, and re-enroll as a student. 705 more words

2016