Archive for November, 2010

‘The Benefits of a Good Massage!”

November 21, 2010

Sometime after a tough week of training you just feel like you’ve been thrown in a high-speed blender and then been hit by a truck. Your whole body is sore, your muscles ache, your motivation starts to wane and its a lot harder to get in the right frame of mind for training. Well last week was one such week for me. After teaching thirteen private classes, five regular classes and my own personal BJJ training, my body and mind were obliterated And it was only thursday afternoon! I still had a Thursday night class to teach, three private classes and a regular class on friday to teach(Not thatĀ I am complaining, I love my job! šŸ™‚ !!!!).

WellĀ  I decidedĀ to take a little time out and get a Thai massageĀ and that is the reason for today’s post! Not only did I survive teaching on thursday night and friday, I loved it! A good massage can do wonders for your well-being. ItĀ can:

-relax you and help you think clearer

-relieveĀ built up tension fromĀ daily life and the week’s training

-increase flexibility and range of motion

-improve your mood and state of mind

-help reduce the risk of injury

-improve your circulation

-and help you recover and sleep better

So next time, you’re feeling a little worse for wear, try getting a good massage and see how much it will help you and how good you will feel afterwards! Given the opportunity I’d have one daily! šŸ™‚

Good luck with your training and Happy rolling!

Felipe Grez

Jiu-Jitsu Kingdom


“My First Blue Belt!”

November 17, 2010

Well its been a while… Between teaching, training, working and looking after my family I have been super busy and haven’t found the time to write! A lot has been happening with the gym and there are so many huge plans in the pipeline but for now I’d like to start by congratulating Marcus Flanagan on achieving his blue belt! He is the first student that I have promoted to blue belt and is very deserving as he has been giving people a hard time on the mats for years! šŸ™‚ I am very proud to have awarded him his blue belt and look forward to seeing big things in the future from him as I do from everyone! Marcus has been training for several years now, and has competed in both gi and no gi tournaments, fought mma and has been training like a mad man over the last year so congratulations mate, well deserved!

Jiu Jitsu Kingdom’s first Blue Belt

Let’s do the Gracie Sydney(Humaita) Association proud and set the standard over the next year in the competition and MMA scene! Train hard and unlock your potential!

Good Luck with your training and Happy Rolling!

Felipe Grez

Jiu Jitsu Kingdom