The biggest fight ever.

It’s finally happening. The biggest combat sports event in recent memory. The Notorious Conor Mcgregor has managed to drag Floyd Mayweather kicking and screaming out of retirement to light up the world of boxing once more. I’m not here to technically break down the fight itself, there’s simply too little information to go on. You…

Pyjama Podcast Launch

Alongside my good friends Mike Leng (Unorthodox Nutrition) & Barry Gibson (Grapplefit UK) we created the Pyjama Podcast. We talk about all things related to BJJ, MMA, boxing, sambo and much more. The link is here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pyjama-podcast/id1255542468?mt=2&i=1000389516311 Please let me know your thoughts! @rickofitall

White Belt Fever #11 – Being That Guy

You may remember some time ago, I wrote an article about being a bit too chilled out while I was training, and perhaps not training as hard as I could have been in terms of physical effort. At the time I was worried that this would have been mistaken for lack of effort and worried…

White Belt Fever #10 – Harley Flanagan

This interview was originally undertaken for BJJStyle.com on 15/3/17 For this edition of White Belt fever, I had the pleasure of interviewing Harley Flanagan. For those of you that don’t know, Harley started a band in the mid 80’s called the Cro-Mags, whose impact on hard-core music was nothing short of stupendous. I read a…

White Belt Fever #9 – One for The Road

This article originally appeared on BJJstyle.com on 26/2/2017 BJJ is almost akin to a secret language. I was recently in Germany and decided to get some BJJ in while I was there. Upon making this decision, I realized I hadn’t actually trained anywhere outside my affiliated gyms. Only really because I didn’t quite have the…

White Belt Fever #8 – Finding Your Path

This article originally appeared on BJJstyle.com on 17/1/17 Last week I decided to try and double up my training. I looked at how much I was training  hourly per week,  instead of  just saying ‘I did x amount of classes’. A lot of people get paid hourly at work, and I thought I’d try and…

White Belt Fever #7 – Too Much Chill

This article originally appeared on BJJstyle.com on 31/12/16 One thing I’ve recently struggled with, without realising, is that I may have been going too easy with my training partners. I began training in Muay Thai and MMA before really taking part in No-gi BJJ and then transitioned into the Gi. Over time, I have become…

White Belt Fever #6 – Putting it all together

This article originally appeared on BJJstyle.com on 18/12/16 After taking you through some of the ups and downs I’ve had this year with and without my Gi, I thought I’d end 2016 on a high note. That feeling of putting it all together. It’s taken some time, but over the past few weeks, It’s felt…

White Belt Fever #5 – Jiu Jitsu Nasties

This article originally appeared on Bjjstyle.com on 5/12/16 You may see, hear and read a lot about the positive benefits of Jiu-Jitsu. How it changes lives, makes people see life differently, chills people out, is a douchebag filter and much more, but it’s not without its nasty parts. It’s almost so overshadowed by the Jiu…