Welcome to BJJ Over 40

Welcome to BJJ Over 40
Welcome to BJJ Over 40 2018-02-22T15:22:01+00:00

The Essential Pad Man Online Resource

The Essential Pad Man was developed by Karl Tanswell, Head Coach at SBG Manchester and Director of SBG UK. This resource is for anybody who wants to improve their focus mitt and pad work drills for the striking arts. www.essentialpadman.com https://vimeo.com/150964421 Why this Online Learning Resource? Whilst I was initially amused watching these poor ‘pad men’, my amusement soon turned to frustration when it was happening more and more at every event I attended. There seemed to be a complete lack of understanding and experience. It was then that I decided to develop this training resource to help educate the guy holding the pads. Every Detail Counts The difference between winning and losing a fight is very small; if only a small percentage of your mitt work is off point [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: MMA|0 Comments

Dan Henderson still Going Strong at 45

He was always an inspiring athlete at any age but now at 45 years old,  Dan Henderson should be an inspiration to anybody over the age of 30. It was claimed by many that Hendo's success in recent years came as a result of the TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) that he had been prescribed and that once he was off it, his career would be over. Although Hendo has suffered a couple of set backs in recent years I would argue that this was not as a result of being off TRT. Dan's last  fight whilst on TRT was a rematch with Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Fight Night 38, on March 23rd 2014. In the 3 years prior to that fight, that is from March 2011, Dan Henderson had seven [...]

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: MMA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to kickstart your motivation to roll again

I received a message recently from Ricardo asking for motivational tips to roll again after being off with a number of injuries. I understand how difficult it is to feel motivated to train BJJ when we have been injured as I have been there myself on a number of occasions. I cannot give you guaranteed tips but I can give you some tips that have helped me. I honestly believe the biggest motivating factor is pretty simple. For me, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most fantastic, awesome, effective and rewarding combat sport there is. Without it, my life would feel empty. That for me is motivation enough to keep training. However, I appreciate it may not be enough for everybody so here is Ricardo's question and my response. May I [...]

By | July 17th, 2015|Categories: BJJ|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When will I get Promoted in BJJ?

As the manager of a mixed martial arts and BJJ gym I see a lot of new students come through the door. Some have trained a little before, some are completely new to the game. One thing most of them usually ask is "how long will it take me to get to blue belt, purple belt, brown belt, black belt?" and my answer is always the same, "it will take as long as it takes and there is absolutely no rush." The sooner you get to the next belt level the longer you will have a target on your back from the lower ranked players looking to prove themselves, not only that but you are also going to get smashed much more by the higher belt levels. Did you ever hear anybody [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: BJJ|0 Comments