Sunday, 25 October 2009

Blast From The Past 2 – Team Colosseum @ Kickers Interclub

1st September 2002 was the first time I met the likes of Widge and Aaron as they came to compete along with Richie Westwell at our interclub in Bradford. I had heard good things about the Colosseum guys that thankfully turned out to be true.

This particular day was (I think) the initial appearance of Matt Thorpe (who recently started teaching an MMA class at Factory BJJ a member of Combat Base UK, check out the Factory website) who you know went on to much, much bigger and better things.

The interesting thing though is that Jennie Taylor, Matt's then girlfriend but now wife (I think) also competed that day.

Wonder if that has happened in UK MMA before that husband/wife or bf/gf have competed at the same event on the same day!!

Blast 1 - How cool is John Machado!!

October 6th 1999

Training with John Machado, at one point he was holding down a strong looking guy, the guy was thrashing around frantically trying to escape. John calmly reached over, took out a bottle of water and had a drink all the while the guy underneath is trying to escape. John casually puts the top back on the bottle, replaces it and carries on rolling without the guy even knowing what he had just done.

Everyone was laughing like crazy and the poor guy didn't know why.

My series of blasts from the past

As I am getting older and the old memory is going I thought I would put into words some of my memories from training over the years. The next bunch of blog posts are some of those memories.

Hope you enjoy

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Scandanavian BJJ Open 17th and 18th October

Big congrats to James Nardone who took gold in his weight group and to Carl Fisher who got bronze in absolute division.

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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Calendar Of Events

Updated the Calendar Of Events, from local to international competition, something for everyone.

If you are interested in competing, let me know and we can find something suitable for you.

ADCC Barcelona Part 2

My predictions didn't turn out to be that great after all. Helen beat me as usual by predicting Mendes, Braulio, Xande, Jacare and Staack. Barral was invited after all so got to see 2 mundial champions against each other, the old & the new as Barral took on Saulo.

Having eventually settled for Cobrinha on the day, he got 2nd. Marcelo got 2nd, Braulio took 1st, Xande took 1st and Cyborg took 2nd too.

Drysdale got 2nd and Penny Thomas got 2nd too.

I seem to be able to pick 2nd places though.

Main thing is it was an awesome tourney, got some photos to post up when I get them sorted.

Roll on ADCC2011.