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Massive weekend

Last weekend my fiance and I traveled to Auckland for some things; we got a new car, saw some family, and went to the New Zealand trials for the Abu Dhabi World champs to support our teammates Patrick Te Tau, Amy Barratt-Boyes and James Sullivan. We had an awesome time and they got a bunch […]

MPlayer development

I’ve been officially added to the MPlayer development team now which is pretty great. No real news here, just bragging 🙂

Back to enjoyment

I’ve been back at jiu jitsu training lately and I’m really loving it. I’ve had one “episode” last Saturday so that shows the problem hasn’t been fully fixed but it has been pushed back and I can work with that now. So hopefully I won’t have to talk about that anymore! I’ve been doing training […]


I saw the cardiologist and he did some tests which included reproducing the symptoms and it allowed them to see what the problem was, or at least what a deeper symptom was. When most people exercise, their heartrate goes up and their blood pressure does too. When I exercise, the same thing happens but then […]

Back into it for one day…

I got back from my holiday, which was lots of fun, and did the first class I could. Well I ran into a problem I’ve had for years which is basically that when I exercise I often faint and/or throw up. It’s not so uncommon if you really push yourself but for me it can […]


I’m off to the USA tomorrow for a month. Going to Vermont for 2 weeks then Nebraska for 2 weeks. See you guys when I get back 🙂

Back at it

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a forced break from training because of a knee injury but I went in last night and it seems good. Last night we did a bunch of gi chokes which seemed pretty effective, must have looked pretty funny afterwards when we all walked out with swollen red necks! […]


One of my training partners Patrick Te Tau travels to Australia fairly regularly to compete in BJJ tournaments and these are his latest 2 wins. We’re all really proud of him.


Over the last few weeks we’ve been doing a lot of sweeps and escapes in jiu jitsu. It’s taught me one thing: I really suck at them! Some things come more naturally than others in BJJ and for me getting out of side-control is really difficult. One tip I got which I intend to try […]

At long last

Had my first week back at training last week and it was amazing! I had really missed it. Monday We practiced sweeps to warm up then near and far-side head-arm chokes plus a variation where you bend their arm if they’re defending the choke. So if you have the position for a head-arm choke from […]

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