SBG “Roll-a-thon” 2017

SBG Belfast are keeping up tradition this year, with their annual “Roll-a-thon” taking place this Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of September. The aim is to bring awareness to men’s mental health and addiction, in conjunction with the charity Inspire. The term “Roll-a-thon” basically means that they will be demoing technique and rolling or “light…

The importance of turning up

One thing you’ll find once you wet you toes with BJJ is that no matter how bad your day has been, you will always turn it around after a training session.  I’ve been there so many times where, I’m thinking to myself, “I’ll not bother with training tonight, today’s been a crappy day, I’ll go…

Damien Mulgrave, SBG Belfast

A Friday night in Belfast city centre, Damien Mulgrave is teaching a no-gi class to a group of 20 students. The pace of the class is relaxed and as the students catch their breath they are focusing on the finer details of a guard technique Damien is demonstrating. Liam of Local Lapels took 20 minutes…

Why BJJ?

It has to be said that people are weird. Humans are a weird species. The individuality, the need to better someone or something, the competition, the love or the lack of love and the unique journeys to name a few “weirds”. But why? Why do people do what they do? what makes people tick? what…