Sloppy Props

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This week sees a new entry from the ladies changing room, as well as a very sweaty rash guard. Please pick up before the end of the the week or risk losing forever. Cheers

It’s All In The Hips!

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This week the Carpe Diem Kids have been learning some new ways to bring their opponents to the ground. This basic hip throw can be very effective and is a great entry into learning the concepts and understanding the mechanics of leverage. Of course, whilst these general principles might be easy to pick up, it will take a lot of … Read More

Kids Summer Schedule

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FAO: All Kids & Parents,   Summer is here! Which means we’ll operate on a holiday schedule for our Kids Classes. Please see below for details:   – We will operate a reduced holiday timetable for the month of August – All Kids memberships will be suspended during this time and all classes attended will be at our Kids drop … Read More

Thanks For Visiting!

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Big thanks to Keiichi for dropping in this week. The kids loved having you visit and we all learnt a lot from your great techniques and attitude. Thank you and please come again soon!

“So, it’s like a dab with your legs?”

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Jiu-jitsu can be a complicated conundrum to solve. So many new positions to familiarise yourself with and at times an almost unfathomable amount of new vocabulary to learn. However, linking things you are learning to things you already know can help make them more memorable. This week the kids have been investigating how to control an opponent in the open … Read More

Lots Property

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We’re getting better. Please pick up when you can..

Competition Reflections

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Above: Charles in his happy place, locking in a triangle at the IBJJF British Nationals. Below: Liam, Duncan, me and Ed after a good day’s work at the Bournemouth Open We’re about halfway through the competitive summer and as we gear up for the second half it seemed like a good chance to reflect and refocus for the forthcoming challenges. … Read More

Kids working their Spider Senses

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This week both the Junior and Senior Kids have been putting some work into maintaining their open guards. Spider guard is an excellent way of controlling an opponent when they have broken free of the closed guard. It is a dynamic guard which can be used to slow down the opponent’s movements as well as being a good platform to … Read More