Competition Results: October 2015


IBJJF London Fall Open 2015 The Total Grappling team have been busy competing this month which started with Hayley competing at the IBJJF London Fall Open where she had 4 matches, 3 of which ended by armbar submission en route to the gold medal 1st place for the second year in a row in the adult, female, blue belt, middle … Read More

Fall Promotions @ Total Grappling


This week we had a special visit from RGA Bucks head instructor Kevin Capel who taught a great session on passing the open guard followed by a Q&A session providing his take on common problems some of the team members were having. The session was completed by awarding 4 new blue belts to team member Daniel, Jonny, Matt and Jacob … Read More

Competition Results: July/August 2015


Total Grappling have been competing at the Kleos Nogi Open and we also had our first junior members representing us at the Kids Southern BJJ Submission League. Kleos Open Nogi Well done to those who represented the team at the Kleos Open Nogi, although there were no medals to be brought back in this outing there were still a few … Read More

Total Grappling On Tour: Rio De Janeiro Brazil


This month we’ve travelled to Brazil, the home of Jiu Jitsu to train and learn from the past and present masters of BJJ and live the BJJ Lifestyle. People often post or blog about the dream of the jiu jitsu lifestyle, training in the morning, snacking on Acai – the fruit of the Amazon rain forest and strolling to the … Read More

Summer Promotions @ Total Grappling

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This saw the return of RGA Bucks head instructor Kevin Capel visit and put on a guard passing clinic showing off some variations of the knee slide and leg drag passes followed by some sweeps from the sitting guard. The class was followed by belt promotions which in 2015 will becoming an increasingly more common event and is a testament … Read More

Seminar: Seph Smith Returns!


This weekend American Black Belt and team Fifty/fifty instructor Seph Smith return from across the pond to teach another leg lock seminar @ Total Grappling. Seph started out showing some setups, sweeps and finishing details for the straight ankle lock from the bottom following on with some sneaky sweeps and attacks from the X-Guard and finally sharing some concepts on … Read More

Competition Results May 2015


This weekend saw the return of the biggest competition of the year, the British Open in its new and improved location: The Coventry Skydome. The team only had 1 competitor, Ian Cooper who did the team proud winning Silver in the Master – Middle – White Belt category with 5 gruelling matches winning 4 by submission and losing the final … Read More

Competition Results: March/April 2015

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The last couple of weeks has seen members of the Total Grappling team competing at Kleos Grappling III in High Wycombe and NAGA in London. Kleos III Kleos III saw 5 members of the Total Grappling team with everyone doing the team proud and fighting hard. Everybody put on a great show and brought home some wins and submission victories … Read More

Kevin Capel Seminar & Winter Gradings @ Total Grappling

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This week saw RGA Bucks head instructor Kevin Capel take the sessions putting on a guard passing clinic covering what is fast becoming his signature guard pass – the mermaid pass which he utilized to score a victory at couple of weeks earlier at the 2015 IBJJF European Championships. It was also a landmark day for the club as we … Read More

Leg Lock Seminar with Seph Smith from 50/50 BJJ

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The weekend saw American BJJ and Sambo black belt Seph Smith come to Total Grappling to share some leg lock attacks and strategies for BJJ. Seph started by demonstrating some straight ankle locks attacks from the open guard followed up by chaining the leg lock position into sweeps, guard passes and alternative submissions. We’d like to thank Seph for coming … Read More