Arya Esfandmaz - Technique #01 - Failed Omoplata Sweep/Kneebar variant

Here's the first in a series of videos from our sponsored athlete Arya Esfandmaz.

Arya is a Brown Belt under Professor Eduardo Carriello at Gracie Barra London Bridge and is also a Judo Black Belt.

Here just a few of his accomplishments:

  • 2013 British champion
  • 2013 Midlands champion 
  • 2012 Tuff no gi champion 
  • 2012 Tuff gi champion own division and absolute 
  • 2012 pan ams medalist 
  • 2011 British no gi champion 
  • 2011 London ground control champion

In this edition Arya shows us a sweep/kneebar from a failed omoplata attempt.

Enjoy!

Favourite things from around the web

A round up of some of our favourite things from the web recently.

Fresh mats!!!!!!!!!! What a glorious sight!

Fresh mats!!!!!!!!!! What a glorious sight!

There's been a lot of talk about advantage points in competitive BJJ recently. Definitely people guilty of the above!

There's been a lot of talk about advantage points in competitive BJJ recently. Definitely people guilty of the above!

Finally, a sideways look at Gunnar Nelson's recent victory. Gotta love some Attenborough!


New Year, New Direction, New Logo, New Stuff....

Happy 2014 Grapplers!

As you may have noticed we have had a change in branding and website; all leading towards the new Spring 2014 collection of which part 1 has just launched!

Head to our shop page to check out the products for yourselves!

Part 2 is expected in Feb/March and brings with it our new kimonos as well as a few other awesome new products.

We hope you all like our new logo and change in direction; we can honestly say our products have never been better and we are super-excited to get them out to everyone.

We've got big plans for 2014 and want to thank you for supporting our brand!

Happy rolling Grappler!!!

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NEWSLETTER #01

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Starting with the ULTRA-LIMITED Roots 3.0! 

These won't be on sale for months so you can represent your Roots before anyone else!

NEW WEBSITE! NEW PRODUCTS! NEW US STORE!

We pleased to announce that Strike Fightwear now ship from within the states from our US store us.strikefightwear.com

Head there if you live in the US to receive cheap flat rate shipping and no import fees! 

We have also launched our new gis the GRPPLR & HG13, a exceptional pair of gis that we are very proud of. With a new cut & fit as well as high quality embroidery and design these gis truly are the best products we've ever created.

We also have a new website which we will be improving constantly. Check back regularly for our new blog posts, new products and sneak peeks of our forthcoming releases. Also, join our Newsletter for exclusive updates, photos and discounts!

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Sponsored Athlete of the month: Viking Wong

Introducing Legacy BJJ Purple Belt Viking Wong.

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Viking has been on the BJJ competition circuit for the last few years and is truly an elite competitor. His dedication to training is unparalleled yet he still somehow manages to balance this with a burgeoning career in fashion.

Viking trains at Legacy BJJ in London under the tutelage of UK Black Belt Jude Samuel. The training at Legacy is not the faint-hearted and with excellent facilities, equipment and instruction the team are a force to be reckoned with on the mat.

 

BJJ British Open 2013

It was a fantastic year at the British Open, the level of talent continues to skyrocket and it gets busier every year with an ever increasing range of competitors of different ages and backgrounds. 

This is a brilliant video from Daniel Lewis, a top gear reviewer and also an awesome competitor. Make sure to follow his production company for more amazing videos!