Search results: BJJ

BJJ in Riyadh

Brazillian jujitsu is growing in the middle east and no where more so than in Riyadh. They’ve moved to some new premises and have a bona fide black belt from the U.S. teaching them so you know he’s been through the “fire”. Here’s a picture of recent blue belt promotion – traditional style !!!   […]

Shoulder Injuries in BJJ

In BJJ just like in any sport, injuries are common- I actually now think they are part of the journey and possibly unavoidable. During your journey to Black if you haven’t had an injury you should buy your instructor a present !! Injuries generally make you wiser and eventually stronger and more skilful. I’ve had […]

BJJ Awakening in Qatar

I was recently pointed to an excellent article about the learning process in BJJ. Its not something I’m unfamiliar with since I’ve specialised in education and training and the same principles apply be it in the gym or in a workshop…. The arcticle brings together a lot of different areas and focuses really well on […]

Qatar BJJ – The Weakest Link

The weakest link – a phrase I first heard on a TV quiz show – can be applied to your life and health in so many ways. The weakest link for Qatar BJJ out here in the middle east is the lack of government support and general public interest in sport. What’s my weakest link- […]

How to Make A Grappling Dummy For BJJ

Now this project was big…. the wife and kids were away and I had a ton of other stuff to do but I always envied the other BJJ guys on the amount of time they had free – or made free – to go train – so I made a decision to make a grappling […]

BJJ Neck Injury

I’ve had a stiff neck for the past 4 weeks and its been a bummer. I’ve tried stretching and relaxing and everything except for not training !! Anyway worked out the official name for this is a cervical strain/sprain. the main thing is to facilitate healing using techniques that one can do without specialist health. […]

BJJ in Qatar and the rest of the Middle East

BJJ is a growing sport out here in the middle east and nowhere more so than in Qatar. BJJ in Qatar was introduced by two or three individuals about 5 years ago. Before this the only martial arts were really Judo, Karate and Taekwondo which I’d say lack effectiveness on their own. There was some […]


Now as I said buying BJJ and MMA gear has been a nightmare for me in the last five years or so. Living in Qatar has meant not really having access or even anyone who really knew what to look out for. The market for martial arts is extremely young out here. My first GI […]

Qatar BJJ and Desert Force

For those of you who know me you’ll know I’m based in Qatar a small Emirate in the Gulf. BJJ unlike in Abu Dhabi has little if any support from the sporting authorities and much of what has been established has been down to the committed few – well done – you know who you […]

Bodybuilder v BJJ

Got a crazy strong guy in the gym with zero technique the only way to get him is to wear him out… this raises the question what do you do once the guy gets some techniques under his belt ? Ok he still might not be as good as you but he’s damn well stronger […]