With the Covid-19 outbreak forcing all Jiu Jitsu academies to close and commercial gyms to close. Many Jiu Jitsu athletes are forced to figure out how to do some sort of training from their homes, while in the UK you are able to leave the house once a day for a form of exercise ! We spoke to some of the top European athletes to find out how they have been keeping active from home !
Ffion Davies - Kingz athlete
Current IBJJF Weight and absolute European Champion. Pan Ams and Brazilian National champion.
I have been keeping active with Yoga for BJJ which i already use and a lot of running ! In my house we also have mats to do some drilling and rolls on in the garden. For 'weight' training i have some kettlebells to do some resistance training with !
Marcus Phelan - Progress JJ Athlete
Multiple time IBJJF Open Medalist
I have mainly kept active with some Kettlebell and bodyweight circuits. I also have some jigsaw mats to drill on ! I have also watched a-lot of IBJJF matches on Youtube, especially on opponents i may come up against, once competitions are up and running. I have also watched quite a few instructional's to keep my mind sharp !
Max Lindblad - Kingz Athlete.
Current AJP London Grandslam u77kg Champion. Multiple IBJJF Open champion.
I am pretty lucky, i have mats in my living room and my Girlfriend is also a Black belt, so we can train to an extent. I also have a kettlebell to workout with too, in Stockholm we are not in full lockdown and can still go to the park for a run/walk and train in the outdoor gyms there ! Of course regular training has been affected but with what i have access to i can still improve !
Ellis Younger - Progress Athlete.
IBJJF World NoGi Champion (brown belt) Multiple IBJJF Open Champion
I have been quite lazy to be honest ! But i have been alternating long walks in the surrounding countryside and long bike rides. On the odd day i have done some body weight circuits ! As someone who is always training, most days twice a day, it'll probably do my body good to have some rest !