Tag: Experiences & Philosophy

Family Jiu-Jitsu

Andrew Raynor As a parent of 3 kids (ages 11,7 and 4) it can often be tricky to find something that we all enjoy doing together. The eldest is on the cusp of thinking he’s pretty grown up (most days), and the youngest has only just started school. One boy, 2 girls, and again you […]

Family Jiu-Jitsu

Andrew Raynor As a parent of 3 kids (ages 11,7 and 4) it can often be tricky to find something that we all enjoy doing together. The eldest is on the cusp of thinking he’s pretty grown up (most days), and the youngest has only just started school. One boy, 2 girls, and again you […]

Finding Your Flow in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor What is ‘Flow’ in a Jiu Jitsu Context? Flow: To move continuously in a current or stream. The phrase ‘flow rolling’ often gets a bad rap in the grappling world. You know the feeling you go to slap and bump hands and your partner says, “You mind if we just flow?” You’re probably […]

BJJ Travel Guide Part 1: Top 10 Jiu Jitsu Vacation Cities

Andrew Raynor Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is rapidly becoming the global martial art. Add to this airfares being at their lowest in years and there’s never been a better time to be a BJJ Globetrotter. In this first part of our BJJ Travel Guide I’ve listed, in no particular order, what I consider to be the […]

It’s Not About How Hard You Can Roll…

Andrew Raynor A young brown belt catches my gaze and tilts his chin up at me. “You wanna roll?” This kid is hungry. I recognise the arrogance of youth in his face. It’s like seeing myself from ten years ago. It’s been a long week and the last match took almost all I had left. […]