[Note: This WordPress blog is a back-up of my main site. I may eventually switch to WordPress fully, but for the moment, I’m holding it in reserve. ;)]

BJJ Bristol Artemis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - CanIf you’re looking to get in touch, then either stick up a comment on the relevant post in my blog, or email me here. If you’re looking to train with me at my school in Bristol, head over to the website, Artemis BJJ.

If you’re selling a BJJ product and you would like me to review your gi, DVD, book etc, then I’d also be interested in hearing from you. Send it to me, and I guarantee an objective and thorough appraisal. If you’re looking for an example, see my piece on Blue Belt Requirements. The full list of my numerous reviews can be found here.

If you’re looking to advertise on here, you can contact me to discuss the options. First come, first served.

Alternatively, there are a bunch of other ways to get in touch with me. I’m all over the web on forums, and also places like LinkedIn, Twitter, reddit and Last.fm (I enjoy sharing musical taste, so if you read this blog and are also on Last.fm, let me know.)


I initially used this blog as a way to review schools, way back when I headed down to my first MMA class in Bristol. I became a regular blogger once I began training Brazilian jiu jitsu at the Roger Gracie Academy in 2006, writing up every class in order to remember technique, track my progress and plan my goals for sparring.

I received my blue belt from Jude Samuel in February 2008, and my purple belt from Roger Gracie and Kev Capel in March 2011. In writing this blog, I’m also hoping to get feedback from other BJJers – constructive comments on my training are always appreciated!

I then started adding BJJ resources, like the BJJ glossary and technique summary in 2007, followed by the UK BJJ map, product reviews and an extensive BJJ Beginner FAQ in 2008. More recently, I’ve been trying my hand at articles, covering a variety of BJJ topics, along with interviews. You can also see my work in Jiu Jitsu Style magazine.

I’ve also been using the blog to explore my interest in BJJ history. Please feel free to drop me a line if you’ve got any further sources (as long as it is something reputable I can reference and preferably link).


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