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12 months post op- one year on

12 months post op- one year on

Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing in the morning Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my knees before it’s warmed up. It’s foul. Previous monthss goals analysis: Continue building strength– record and monitor improvements Green= achieved    Orange= Meh, kinda […]

Post op 10 months (almost)

Post op 10 months (almost)

Achievements:  Training with a knee brace Rolling at 80% Stronger leg strength- able to balance and attempt passing standing with more force Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing (and prior to warming up) Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my […]

Polaris summary

Polaris summary

Oh my Goddd. Polaris was, phenomenal. I’m not going to say too much, as I’ve written an article on Polaris for the upcoming Jiu Jitsu Style magazine. So here’s my super-brief-pictoral-summary-of-all-happenings-from-Polaris:              

Post op- Weeks 23-27

Post op- Weeks 23-27

You can tell I’m back at work. I’ve not blogged in 5 weeks, and I’ve not even realised I’ve not blogged. Ha. This’ll be interesting.. Achievements:  Further kneeling improvement (through stretching) Carrying out some light stand up drills at training (not completing any throws) Set- […]

Post op- Week 21 & 22

Post op- Week 21 & 22

Achievements:  Rolling at Jiu Jitsu regularly Kneeling improvements (knee pads at training) Set- backs: Slight tweak when rolling the other day. No pain, but very aware that I based too much on it Aching from lunges increasing general knee-ache Week 21/22 goals analysis: ACTUALLY start […]

Post op- Week 19 & 20

Post op- Week 19 & 20

Achievements:  I rolled. AGAIN Progress with kneeling- sat on heels Can lunge, fully. Resulting in great leg workouts Set- backs: Jumped off Penny board a bit fast, knee has been a bit sore since. Moron. Week 19/20 goals analysis: Train 2 x a week- mainly drills […]

Post op- Week 15, 16, 17 & 18

Post op- Week 15, 16, 17 & 18

Achievements:  I ROLLED.  Set- backs: Ache after rolling Stiffness on holiday-not been consistent with leg hangs. Week 13/14 goals analysis: Try surfing Deepen single leg squat by another inch (approx) Green= achieved    Orange= Meh, kinda   Red= Not achieved Goals for week 19/20: Train 2 x […]

Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

One of my goals I set myself was to make a mini BJJ movie featuring the guys I train with at Fightworx Academy in Torquay. I’ve finally finished collating and editing the footage which has left me with a 5:30 min long feature entitled: intro […]

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

SWOT Test in BJJ

SWOT Test in BJJ

I’ve just nabbed this off the UK BJJ Underground Forum. Richard, the guy who runs the BJJ website/blog Attack The Back uses this, with the guidance of his coach, Gary Davies at Somerset Jiu Jitsu Alliance, to help self evaluate his Jiu Jitsu. I’m a massive believer […]