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Train Hard

Training Intensity Previously I talked about training SMART not just HARD but I feel I need to clarify… YOU DO NEED TO TRAIN HARD Training intensity is incredibly important and making sure that your training is actually challenging is key to your progress. However just being hard is not enough – it must also get …

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Being Ripped in BJJ

Being Ripped in BJJ Can I train functionally for BJJ and still look ‘Aesthetic’? A question I get asked a lot by students and clients is, is it possible to train specifically for BJJ and Grappling whilst looking ripped/aesthetic? This is an interesting question so I thought I would share some ideas and opinions with …

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The 4 Pillars

The Four Pillars What is Strength and Conditioning and how does it fit into your grappling training? Strength and Conditioning is a term often thrown around in grappling circles but rarely understood. There seems to be two camps on the matter; one is a strong advocate of this training whilst the other says ‘technique conquers …

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Review of ‘APE STRONG’ by Daniel Strauss AKA The Raspberry ape

Daniel Strauss AKA The Raspberry Ape recently dropped his DVD ‘Ape Strong’ Grip Training for Grapplers. Anyone that follows his social media will know he posts a whole host of interesting and innovative training techniques from bending horseshoes to lifting stones to swinging axes in the snow! But how good is ‘Ape Strong’? Will it …

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