SGI 10 is here! On Saturday, 7th May 2022, at the Community Central Hall, Glasgow, Scottish Grappling Invitational 10 is going down. There is a stacked card that we cannot wait to watch. If you fancy being entertained by some of the UK’s best grapplers. There will be a mixture of Gi and NoGi Grappling.
Today we catch up with Miguel Alvarez, who is looking to fight against Dylan Nooney, NoGi, in the under 75kg Division.
Who Is Miguel Alvarez and Where Does He Train?
I’m originally from Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. I spent two and a half years training in Glasgow before moving to Wales in January (2022) to pursue Jiu-Jitsu as a career. I am looking forward to SGI. It will be my 5th time in the invitational. They’re always a great night.
Alvarez Talks Draig Training Camp
I’m currently out in Gran Canaria for the Draig training camp. Draig is organised by Ash Williams over a five day period. Each day is taught by a different Draig coach and is being held at the VLCN Fight Republic gym. ‘Draig’ itself simply means ‘Dragon’ in Welsh. They are one of the best teams in the UK. I have been following a good strength program with some amazing Grappling machines.
How Do You Prepare for These Invitationals?
I don’t really study or prepare for anyone, and I like to train all year round. When I’m on the mats, I’m at my happiest, and I’m feeling great at the moment! This is definitely the best I’ve felt since I started training.
Who Inspires Your Grappling?
Probably quite a generic answer that everyone always gives, but watching UFC inspired me to give Jiu-Jitsu a try. I started seeing shows like EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational), which have continued that inspiration. I would have to say, Eddie Cummings, Marcelo Garcia, and Geo Martinez, to name a few, have all inspired me to keep grappling and influences what I do.
We would like to wish Miguel Alvarez the best of luck. We can’t wait to watch you compete on SGI 10!
Featured image credits to Angelika Glapiak.