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 Art of the Tap

It’s been said that humans are competitive creatures, we like to test ourselves and our abilities against the 6 billion other bodies that roam this earth. Some people do this on a smaller scale, always trying to out do their neighbours and colleagues and prove that they are the best. This is were Jiu Jitsu…

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…

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…

A Brief History of BJJ

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is a grappling based martial art where competitors use techniques to neutralise or control their opponent with the goal of forcing them to submit either verbally or by tapping out. BJJ differs from a lot of martial arts because of its non-cooperative free sparring which allows practitioners to develop their…