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MMA in Qatar

The first question I think I should answer is what is MMA? MMA stands for mixed marshal arts. Back in the day – I’m talking about in the 1990s I used read a magazine called COMBAT – there used to be a buzz about Bushido – which when translated literally means the “way of the […]

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 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. […]


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 […]

It was time….

If you were anything like me you might have done the following : 1) Buy a judo GI 2) Buy a GI that shrunk to a 10 year old. 3) Buy a karate kimono that ripped on first use. 4) Buy a rash guard which frayed within weeks. 5) Buy a GI that didn’t shrink […]

Will the Part-Time Grappler Please Stand Up !

Came across this excellent blog on Part-time BJJ practitioners. There are various folk out there who claim you have to be totally committed to BJJ and only then do you have the right to “write” on a blog.   My question to them is – do sports commentators all train in the sport they talk […]

Taken from the Gracie Mag !!

(Taken from 1- Like Jiu-Jitsu. 2- Love Jiu-Jitsu. 3- Respect Jiu-Jitsu. 4- Learn to balance force and technique so as to fight as long as you can without tiring. 5- Understand that the belt is not the only objective, but the result of effort and learning. One whose only objective is to get a […]

Choosing the Right BJJ Gym

The place you train will have a significant effect on your life – both in Jujitsu and outside. An academy is a culture – which many a time reflect the culture of the country in which it comes from or the culture of the senior instructor. What to look for in an instructor for adults: […]