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All Stars BJJ Summer Open 2017

In 17 days I return to the competition mats for the first time since the British Open 2017 in May, where I gained a Bronze medal in my division and contested the Open Class for the first time at Blue Belt, and I'll be fighting both in the Gi and No Gi. 89 more words

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British Open 2017

A couple of weekends back I was waiting to fight my first British Open competition, and make my domestic debut at Blue Belt, which I had been training hard for. 563 more words

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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

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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

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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

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