Belonging

OllieOllie's Column

As we near the eagerly anticipated opening of our dojo a brief pause in training has allowed me to have deeper thoughts into our intentions behind the Carpe Diem BJJ London project. Recently I have been extremely lucky to have had a variety of different experiences both in and out of jiu-jitsu. Each has offered their own unique lesson to … Read More

Jiu-jitsu: great for the little (and the not so little) ones.

OllieOllie's Column

At the end of jiu-jitsu tournaments it is not uncommon for my friends and I to reflect on the day’s events. Having cheered on all our team mates, especially those in the youth divisions, we are often left lamenting the fact that we started jiu-jitsu so late in our life. We rue the decisions our former, more impressionable, selves made … Read More

Why I Love Jiu-Jitsu

OllieOllie's Column

I often like to muse over why I love jiu-jitsu so much. For those of us who have let the sport enter into our lives, we are only too aware that it can quickly become a huge part of it. For many, it can become all of it. Perhaps it fills a hole that we weren’t aware even existed. It … Read More