The Part Time Grappler – Introduction

A guide to starting (and sticking with) Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. “Just keep swimming…” Dory – Finding Nemo 2003 “The most effective form of self defence.” If you’re reading this book I can (I hope) safely assume that you know something about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You are probably considering starting, or you’ve just started, and the title of […]

On endings.

“I will miss you too Pooh. I will miss you very, very much.” – the final words of Christopher Robin in Winnie-The-Pooh Hard decisions are never easy, they wouldn’t be called hard if they were. It is therefore with some sadness that I write this post. Due to circumstances related to Infinitus Jiu Jitsu’s training location […]

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town Tag Team Tournament and new promotions

Congratulations to Dino Calitz, Tian Visser and Jonathan Bossenger on their promotions today at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town belt ceremony. Dino and Tian were awarded 2nd and 1st stripe on their blue belts respectively and Jonathan was awarded his brown belt. Special thanks also to everyone at Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town and […]

An open invitation to my training partners, past, present and future.

Saturday 15 April 2017 2017 marks my 10th year training in the art of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I’ve never been a ‘full time’ practitioner, training 5 days (or more) a week. With work, family and various other responsibilities I’ve managed on average over the last 9 years to train for 2 – 3 days a […]