Monday, 27 October 2008


Alex is currently one of the united kingdoms most popular models, gracing the covers of various magazines,s and TV appearances.

Most people are familiar with Alex from the TV shows ( beauty and the geek, fantasy island and clubavision).
Alex is a beautiful person with a warm character.
She was recently Photographed above with Gracie Jiu jitsu black belt Eddie Kone in london which prompted a few questions ......... well more then a few.
Alex is set to release a range of handbags set to hit high street stores early next year.........
Good luck on the new venture Alex we are sure it will be huge, in fact we know it will be xxx.


 A new book came out recently titled CAGE TALK, written by 2 friends of mine.

Jimmy Page and Mathew freeman.
The book is very well written and very informative it covers a wide range of topics covering MMA.
The book features a lot of UFC stars plus a lot of the UK,s fighters and coaches including Eddie Kone.
The book is a must read for all Die hard fans of MMA and those wishing to have a better understanding of it.
So support the cause and buy a copy................ you wont regret it.

Thanks to Mathew Freeman, you are a true friend and a man of your word,
and I'm always here for you even when you relocate me and the team love you bro.......

Eddie Kone..

Thursday, 23 October 2008


Friendships are a funny thing, 
no one know,s how they happen or why they happen they just do.
So i Guess i am quiet fortunate to have friends, Especially when they are the 3 time UFC champion and legend Royce Gracie.
Royce Gracie  is probably the most recognized figure in mixed martial arts, a Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist who i have witnessed on many occasions rolling in the academy's and tapping out the biggest of men with little effort after seminars .
Having spent hours both on the mat , and helping royce teach seminars,  i have learnt a great many things, not just about Gracie jiu jitsu, but about people, teaching and most of all about Royce.
Royce is a gentlemen a true character, Friendly, funny and a true people person.
When Royce walks into the room he brings with him an aura which automaticaly commands respect, he teaches with a passion giving time to all students,  at the end of the class he rolls with the students and stays around answering questions , signing autographs , and taking pictures.........
Never complaining Always smiling, always happy and always joking .
I could tell story,s of watching royce sparring at seminars and destroying huge steroid freaks but thats not what i am trying to portray.
Being on the road and watching and learning from Royce has truly inspired me and made me see things in 3 dimensions.
I have toured with Royce for the past 3 years and each time i learn a little more, just like i do when i spend time with my instructors Royler Gracie and David Adiv , i wish all the named guys here had more time to spend with us and teach us the great depth of knowledge they have, but i also understand how much in demand they are so when i am with them i try to soak up as much knowledge as i can to better my Jiu Jitsu.
I am like every other student, on a mission to quench my thirst for Jiu Jitsu so i can better myself and  help prepare the next generation of Jiu Jitsu fighters properly, and equip them with the correct skills,knowledge, and philosophy so they can be the best they can be.


Sunday, 5 October 2008

The Reason Was So Simple

With Grand Master Helio Gracie,s Birthday just passed i was still amazed how the man who revolutionised not only martial arts but martial artist,s was still at the academy teaching .....

 i sat back and reflected on what made me choose Gracie Jiu Jitsu over all the other martial arts and why after so long training and teaching i still enjoy everyday at the academy like it was my first .........
So why do i love Gracie jiu jitsu ?
 I guess it really is because of what it has taught me which no other martial art or person has, It has taught me all of my values, concepts, and guidelines for living my life.
It has taught me to be humble, Humane but most of all it has taught me how surrender and to be a better person  and these values i could not and would not trade for anything.
Through the language of Gracie Jiu jitsu i have made a great many friends who i consider to be family all over the world, it has made me laugh made me cry and made me tap endless times.
The most amazing feeling i have is when i am in my academy and i am teaching techniques i see the same amazed look in the students eyes that i had and still have it is amazing.
These guys and girls attend the academy religiously in search of better technique ,better understanding of the art but what they actually get is much much more , how do i know ? because i am one of those students and hopefully i will continue to be a student of the game forever.
Gracie jiu jitsu breaks down all barriers i say this  (Gracie jiu jitsu in its raw form is an exchange of knowledge without speaking )................... 
We can all be good at many things but we must have an in depth understanding of one thing, i can talk about most subjects for 5 minuets, i could speak forever about my jiu jitsu.....


RGDA co founder professor David Adiv will be visiting RGDA UK and all European network affiliates in November 2008. David Adiv is considered to be one of the most technical black belts in the world today and is also the man who spearheaded the RGDA international network.

Personally for me David is at the pinnacle of Gracie jiu jitsu and a true master of the art his ability to transfer knowledge of leverage and technique is incredible and we are all proud to be part of the association.
It is also a privilege for Professor Adiv to come and visit us to help further our knowledge and understanding of  one of the most devastating martial arts.

Anyone interested in attending the seminar should contact us directly at.
This is definitely one seminar you should not miss.....