Youth Squad – IBJJF British National Jiu Jitsu Championship 2019

Youth Squad – IBJJF British National Jiu Jitsu Championship 2019 Another fantastic performance from our Youth Squad, who competed at the IBJJF British Nationals, on the 23rd June 2019…….

Youth Squad – Bournemouth Open

Youth Squad – Bournemouth Open 2019 On Saturday 8th June our New School BJJ Kid’s Squad gave a fantastic performance, competing at the BJJ Bournemouth Open….

The BJJ Blue Belt

What’s in a blue belt? Enduring the wait for a blue belt promotion is one of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s greatest challenges, but could it be over sooner than you think? It’s the same old predicament of training BJJ: you never know when you’re going to get graded. Unlike most, if not all, other martial arts which have a structured grading syllabus and timeline, the wait for a new belt in BJJ is painfully long, literally, and none more so than the blue belt. In judo a white belt represents someone fresh off the street; no experience, no skills, clueless. As soon as he or she can prove they won’t headbutt the floor during a forward break fall and can put […]

The BJJ rites of passage

If you’re reading this and you’re new to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, congratulations, you’ve already taken your first step toward becoming a fully fledged gi-wearing grappler. The fact that you’ve stumbled across this blog, or more likely that it’s stumbled across your feed, means that you probably have an interest in BJJ, or you may have even tried it. In which case, you’re one of us. Now that we’ve established you’re part of a relatively rare bread of human being who likes the idea of dragging someone to the ground in order to inflict permanently pacifying choke holds and joint locks on them, then there are some things you may want to know before embarking on the long, painful, punishing – […]

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