Nomadic Physio in Session


This week our members have been enjoying having Donny aka ‘The Nomadic Physio’ around the gym. He’ll be here for another 10 days, so if you have any niggles that need looking at make sure you make the most of his expertise. If you are interested please speak to one of us at the dojo or send us an email … Read More

Senior Kids: Points & Passing the Closed Guard

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

In order to maximise your chances of being successful in any sport it is important to know the rules before you start. In competitive jiu-jitsu there is a points scoring system which correlates to a hierarchy of positional dominance, all of which are directly related to the ease from which you may submit and/or control your opponent from. No leg … Read More

Kids BJJ: Hip Bump Sweep from Closed Guard

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

This week the kids have been focussing on attacking a sweep from the most common guard – closed guard. The guard is a position that separates jiu-jitsu from other martial arts. Although it is widely considered to be a neutral position, closed guard is in fact an advantageous position to the guard player. From it, we have the ability to … Read More

Summer Competition Calendar

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As a few of our members have expressed an interest in competing recently I thought I’d put together a list of the competitions that I’ll be going to this summer. Please see below: Saturday 9th June | Bournemouth BJJ Open Saturday 23rd June (Gi) & Sunday 24th June (Nogi) | IBJJF British Nationals (Crystal Palace, London) Saturday 15th July | … Read More

Lost Property


Another week, another white belt. Please pick up this week. Cheers

G.I. Juniors

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

As we know jiu-jitsu is largely performed on the ground. Here, our Junior Kids perform a soldier drill to develop their co-ordination and mobility. We always do drills like this as part of our warm up so that they will learn to move effortlessly when in close contact with the mat.

The Nomadic Physio at Carpe Diem


We’re very happy to have Donny aka ‘The Nomadic Physio’ visiting us at Carpe Diem over the next couple of weeks. He has extensive experience in treating elite and part-time athletes all over the globe and will available to our members should you wish to discuss any niggles. Please email me at: for all enquiries. You can learn more … Read More

Watch Out Now!

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

Having got to grips with controlling their partners in mount, the Junior Kids have now moved on to learning how to attack from this dominant position. Here Filip demonstrates how to perform the Americana as Rocco watches on attentively. Great work all!