Thursday, September 18, 2014

Not sure I dare believe in this comeback

I know, I know. I haven't been writing much here for a loooong time. This blog is one of my longest running projects and I have no plans on closing it down anytime soon though, so here is a little update.

I'm giving up on trying to catch up here on all the stuff that has happened since my last blog posts, but briefly I've been doing a few camps, traveled a loooooot, rehabbed more injuries than you can imagine, gained weight to 90+ kg then dropped 10 kg again, competed once in NAGA Germany, busting up my hand from an opponent grabbing it with gorilla strength and haven't had a haircut all year.


Since April 2010, I have basically been constantly out with injuries. It's about 2.5 years now where I've not been able to train properly. I've been teaching a lot, but rolling has been extremely limited. Usually I've managed to do a week or two before I had to take a long break again, and when I finally did roll, I was very limited in what I felt I could do with my body. I did do a few competitions, but it was never with more than a few weeks preparation and always with a long break after.


BUT! It seems like there was light at the end of the tunnel, as my body finally starts to feel ok again with my shoulder, lower back and knees healing up well. It's hard to believe, but I've been training at a pretty decent intensity for one and a half month now, consistently doing hard sparring four days of every week.


As always, coming back to Jiu Jitsu is one of the hardest things to do. My cardio sucks, my grip strength is gone and everyone in my class seams to have gotten so much better while I have just been sitting and watching them for years. I don't have any easy rolls in my classes anymore, there are so many guys who pushes me to the limits of my game, which has given me a new found inspiration for training.

Today I did a 60-minute, non stop sparring round. Having been out of the game for so long, it is hard to believe that this is really it; that I am back. But I consider today a nice milestone on my journey, and I am a very happy, tired grappler :)



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Beach camp techniques review

A quick review of the techniques we worked on during the Beach Camp in El Salvador.



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Check out my new BJJ newsfeed site


I got this idea the other day and after a few nights with no sleep, it is now live :)

Check out www.BJJ.eu for a never-ending feed of BJJ stuff from all corners of the internet!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Video from our BJJ & Surf camp in El Salvador


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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