Friday, 26 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
It happened at one of our first open grappling tournaments in April 2001, it was a no gi tourney so most people turned up in T shirts and shorts as you would imagine, some wore gis but one guy.......
Maybe it's my memory playing up but I think I remember a puff of smoke then this guy walks up to register at the desk. He had got ready to compete and was kitted head to toe in black including black pumps, black fingerless leather gloves (no, it wasn't Chen) and a black head guard.
Everyone got weighed in then came the decision; who would be mighty enough to take on a ninja? Enter the Spenna.
In a classic match that could have been featured on Deadliest Warrior, Spen Fu v Ninja took place with the skilful Spen Fu master emerging victorious after a tough battle, I remember the Ninja being very strong.
The Ninja guy went on to take 3rd place before disappearing without a trace.
Way back when most people were still at white belt stage, we attended a seminar with a BJJ guy who was very popular at the time. When it came to the rolling section of said seminar, popular BJJ guy just stuck to rolling with a handful of his students and left the rest of us to fend for ourselves.
A big meat head white belt out to impress popular BJJ guy asked one of my students to spar. My student Pete, who was an older athlete but had a phenomenal guard for a white belt, pulled guard and right off the bat arm barred the guy.
Meat had to find someone else to redeem himself against and spotted Helen, way smaller but was a blue belt so would make a good scalp. He started really hard, was aggressive then fell straight into a triangle and decided he had enough of Helen.
Meat then decided that a younger prospect might be a better idea so asked my 14 year old white belt student to roll. Meat tried to steamroller him but my student arm barred him hard and fast. Enough was enough so Meat sat out for a while.
At the end of the seminar we all gathered around whilst popular BJJ guy gave out some belts and sure enough Meat got his blue.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Check out the small clip from the last one at Caged Steel.
Starts at 11:00am, finishes round 3:00pm
There will be a 40/45 minute workshop in every hour segment so schedule is something like this:
11:00 Warm up with Helen Currie
11:20 ½ guard with Carl Fisher
12:00 Offside Kesa gatame with Adam Adshead
12:40 free time to drill, spar, rest, talk
1:00 Butterfly guard with Steve Muckle
1:40 free time to drill, spar, rest, talk
2:00 Chokes with Ryan Hunter
2:40 free time to drill, spar, rest, talk
We have all different coaches this time so I guarantee that there will be someone there who most of you have not trained with before.
Whether you want to train on the mats or in the ring there will be someone who will train with you without any ego or hidden agenda, it will be a friendly environment because it is only open to our group so be sensible, be a good training partner and train hard.
£5 entry fee to train, coaches train for free. After paying for the gym, all the rest of the money will be donated to charity.
People don’t have to stay for the entire session, just turn up when they want and stay as long as they want, as long as they come through to support us that is all that matters.
Hope to see you all there.