Archive for August, 2010


Saturday, August 21st, 2010

I recently attended the Friday night and Saturday morning sparring sessions to check out September’s Contenders – it was a tale of two sessions.  Friday night Ben V encouraged the guys to picture their fights, when they shadow box to go through their game plan…”these are your rehearsals, “ he shouted.  He was keen for them to go through the rounds at a high intensity but at a relaxed pace – essentially clock up the (more…)

Michael Russell interview

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Interview by Seymour Yang photographs by Gussie for kombat news !

At 26 years of age, Michael Russell is currently the youngest British BJJ black belt. Since beginning his training in 2004 he has shot from beginner to black belt in just under six years. Whilst he is often cited as one of the most talented young grapplers in the country, and is known for his innovative and inventive techniques, Michael’s journey has not gone without incident or drama. Michael took time out from his


The Boxing Clinic in the Press