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20 May 2018


Bit of a belated post but a few weeks back I visited Wave BJJ in London as they were hosting a 24 Hour Grapplethon. I was keen to attend because I wasn't able to make it to the Artemis BJJ Grapplethon event in February (which btw raised a whopping £5,211 for Tap Cancer Out).


Grapplethon 2018 - Wave BJJ London

Bit of a belated post but a few weeks back I visited Wave BJJ in London as they were hosting a 24 Hour Grapplethon. I was keen to attend ...

19 May 2018



Seph Smith is an American black belt under Ryan Hall. In fact, fans of Ryan Hall's videos will recognise Seph as the guy who Ryan demonstrates his techniques on. Seph runs his own academy - Upstream BJJ - is a regular competitor and is generally recognised as an excellent instructor and exponent of BJJ. More importantly, he is a black belt at forming goofy faces in many of his selfies - an important trait for an elite level black belt.


Seminar notes: Seph Smith at Basingstoke School of Martial Arts

Seph Smith is an American black belt under Ryan Hall. In fact, fans of Ryan Hall's videos will recognise Seph as the guy who Ryan d...

20 Feb 2018


I have placed my Divine Bow & Arrow artwork onto Redbubble for one month only. All profits from the sale of these prints will go towards the Grapplethon Tap Cancer Out fundraising campaign.

You can purchase your print on Redbubble here.

I have restricted the products you can print this design on to just framed or unframed art quality giclee prints. You have a choice of sizes to print. Since this artwork will be raising funds for charity, I have set the asking fees a little higher than with my other Redbubble artwork prints. Remember, this piece of art will only be available for one month. On the 20th March 2018 I will withdraw the item from sale. After this deadline, I will count how much has been raised and donate the revenue to the 2018 Grapplethon Tap Cancer Out campaign. You can read more about this year's fundraising efforts here.








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Fundraising: Divine Bow and Arrow art print by Meerkatsu on Redbubble

I have placed my Divine Bow & Arrow artwork onto Redbubble for one month only. All profits from the sale of these prints will go to...

19 Feb 2018


Summary
Popular Korean gear company releases another artfully decorated BJJ kimono. This gi fitted me very well and the screen printed interior design withstood a half dozen washes.

Details
Available on the Muaewear website here.
Price: WHITE U$169 / BLACK U$179

Disclosures: I have no business or personal connection with Muaewear. I was sent this gi for review and all comments are my own personal opinions.

Review: Muaewear Vital Batch #003 Gunshin (in white)

Summary Popular Korean gear company releases another artfully decorated BJJ kimono. This gi fitted me very well and the screen printed i...

28 Jan 2018


Summary
Small brand based in South Korea offers a range of novel, creatively designed fightwear. This gi model, the Deltawave, features a unique weave design plus some cool graphical elements that make for a rare and unusual gi model.

Details
Deltawave is available from the Strata online store.
Cost: 189,000 (Korean won) roughly $177USD or £125GBP
Also available in Black.
Disclosures: I have no business or personal connections with Strata.

Gi Review - Strata 'Deltawave'

Summary Small brand based in South Korea offers a range of novel, creatively designed fightwear. This gi model, the Deltawave, features ...

13 Jan 2018


Each year, Artemis BJJ hosts an annual fundraiser. The event, known widely as a Grapplethon, brings together members of the BJJ community from far and wide to roll over a 24 hour period.

This year, the event will raise funds for Tap Cancer Out - a registered charity in the USA who donate all funds to cancer research.

More details about the event can be found clicking this link. Hope to see you all there!



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Event: 2018 Bristol Grapplethon Details

Each year, Artemis BJJ hosts an annual fundraiser. The event, known widely as a Grapplethon, brings together members of the BJJ community...

21 Dec 2017



Summary
Follow up set to Volume one, this time led by brown belt Miha Perhavec. Given Miha's preference for leg attacks, this set features a lot of heel hooks, kneebars and ankle locks. It's less old school dirty trickery compared to volume one, but still contains enough legal and non-IBJJF legal techniques to keep you busy and annoy your training partners for months.

Available from: https://shop.yogaforbjj.net/products/30-dirty-volume-2
Price: $30
Note: this set is a digital download not a physical DVD


Review: 30 Dirty Volume 2, Miha's Revenge

Summary Follow up set to Volume one, this time led by brown belt Miha Perhavec. Given Miha's preference for leg attacks, this set f...

13 Dec 2017


Just landed in my store, a whole bunch of new products! I was worried they wouldn't appear this side of Christmas, but if you're fast, you might just be able to order and get them delivered before the 25th if you live in the UK. For the rest of the world, we'll definitely be happy to send them, but can't guarantee they'll arrive before the end of the year (we always say shipping can take up to a month.)

Visit: www.meerkatsu.com

More photos of the new product line...

Meerkatsu Brand: New Hoodie, Rashguards and Spats

Just landed in my store, a whole bunch of new products! I was worried they wouldn't appear this side of Christmas, but if you're ...

12 Dec 2017



Summary
Black belt Nelson Puentes offers a broad repertoire of techniques to illustrate four jiu jitsu themes. The techniques and the concepts are straightforward enough to apply to beginners yet deep enough to offer experienced grapplers plenty of food for thought. The techniques range from takedowns to sweeps to guard  play and guard passing, submissions and defensive work. All are connected by the concept-led focus. This e-book format gives readers useful background text to read as well as animated gifs and full form videos to view.

Available
This title is an online cloud based e-book via the Artechoke Media website.
Priced: $50


Review: Isolate to Dominate, by Nelson Puentes / Artechoke Media

Summary Black belt Nelson Puentes offers a broad repertoire of techniques to illustrate four jiu jitsu themes. The techniques and the c...

4 Dec 2017


Following the success of my first BJJ themed colouring book (see here) I decided to create a sequel. This volume is based around familiar folk tales, children's stories and nursery rhymes, all given the jiujitsu twist that is the hallmark of my work.

The book is available now through Blurb: http://www.blurb.com/user/Meerkatsu
Blurb is a print on demand publisher. Each country will have its own local printer so check the website closely for pricing and shipping estimates. If you want it before Christmas I recommend ordering it before 11th December to allow time for it to be printed and shipped in time.

Here is a promo video:


Fairy tales were a genre that was ripe for jiu jitsu inspiration. Many of the story subjects end up having to fight off nasty enemies. If only they knew jiu-jitsu, maybe for some of them, the outcome would be different?






I hope you'll enjoy this book as much as you liked the first one. I'd love to see your coloured in works so hashtag #meerkatsu in your social media posts online. Thanks!


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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Storybook - Colouring book by Seymour Yang

Following the success of my first BJJ themed colouring book ( see here) I decided to create a sequel. This volume is based around famili...

3 Dec 2017


On Saturday I attended the Welwyn Garden City leg of Ricardo de la Riva's UK tour. It was an amazing seminar filled with nuance and detail that is expected from a true master of the art. Genuinely walked away with a head full of new stuff to think about and to try over the coming weeks and months. More about the seminar..

Seminar: Ricardo de la Riva, Welwyn Garden City, UK

On Saturday I attended the Welwyn Garden City leg of Ricardo de la Riva's UK tour. It was an amazing seminar filled with nuance and d...

26 Nov 2017


I took a gang of my students from Borehamwood BJJ down to the English Open this Saturday. Three of the team competed and scored some very very impressive results. The Mill Hill Team as a whole won a hugely impressive third place in the teams trophy. And a few Meerkatsu sponsored competitors also won themselves gold medal bling! Mini report:

Tournament: The English Open 2017

I took a gang of my students from Borehamwood BJJ down to the English Open this Saturday. Three of the team competed and scored some very...

 

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