As we approach the end of another year, we take a quick look at some of the 2016 highlights and what’s on for our year ahead. 2016 saw the launch of our lifestyle line with our hoodies and Tees! The Fight Never Ends resinates with many for reasons beyond the mats! It encompasses our brand and we were thrilled to see people enjoying the products incorporating this important message. And our tshirts, some of which were designed to represent our individual athletes continue to be a popular buy! We’ve taken your
For many, the season of giving is about to begin but for Rolling 4 A Reason, our giving journey has been in full swing for over a year now! Established to provide our BJJ community with an outlet to give something back, it has been a heartening journey for us so far! Our year kicked off with a local project in Sydney supporting refugees who had arrived in Australia. The Gi contributions to Mario Sergio Yokoyama from My BJJ and the Community Centre in Lidcombe - NSW allowed the refugees the opportunity
Most people who have trained BJJ have wondered what a trip to train and/or compete in Brazil would be like. In June/July this year, I spent a solid month on the mats at Cicero Costha’s academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, before hitting the competition mats at the 2016 Mundials. I learned a lot about myself and about life by toughing out those 5 weeks on the mats in Sao Paulo. And I would say that all serious BJJ practitioners should definitely consider training and competing in Brazil at least once
Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, happens in many forms including physical, emotional and economic violence, and can affect people of any age or sex. It does not have to be within the home to be classified as domestic violence. It is a form of violence that can occur within any relationship (family, intimate partner or other intimate relationships). Domestic violence is about power and control and there are many ways this control can be expressed. This week we came across a domestic violence story that hit close to home.
As our world continues to become smaller and more accessible thanks to a seriously competitive and doable travel market, it is challenging not to be tempted to go explore. The skills and experience gained from travelling abroad provide life-long personal benefits. The cultural experience and fun of trekking outside home territory combined with practicing and evolving your beloved BJJ and skills on your journey is a recipe made in heaven! In this installment, we take a look at just a small handful of destinations recommended to get your BJJ on around