Special Halloween “Dark Arts” Illegal Techniques / Self Defence Portsmouth No Gi Session!

Halloween Self Defence Session in Portsmouth

Special Halloween “Dark Arts” Illegal Techniques / Self Defence No Gi Session! Tue 31st Oct, 7.30-9pm at Miltoncross School, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB.

In keeping with the Dark theme, We will be spend the class looking at illegal and horrible martial arts techniques for use on the street either by themselves or to augment our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu such as eye gouges, nerve strikes, biting, neck cranks, pressure points and strikes from the ground. All excellent for self defence as well as techniques for low rules BJJ competition / MMA such as dangerous takedowns and leg locks. Continue reading

What Is A Teacher? – Pure Art Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Portsmouth

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Portsmouth

In this article I want to delve into and discuss and look at what truly makes and defines a teacher in BJJ, martial arts or any other field of education.

This definition of a teacher is what I always aim to follow and give to my students when teaching my own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in Portsmouth. Hampshire, UK

What is a Teacher?

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Win the War not the Battle – Longterm goals over short term gains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu the results of training are hard won and happen over time not immediately, so people used to the modern culture of easy, effort free, instant gratification easily lose interest. BJJ is hard work and requires demanding training before progress can actually be made. This is one of the reason’s behind the high turnover rate in the sport, I’ve lost count of the number of people who have come and gone from the classes I have attended over the years. Probably enticed by watching MMA and deciding they want the ability they see displayed by the fighters then quickly give up when they are not immediately beating everyone in sight.

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