Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas break now here...

Training is now off until Thursday the 27th (5 days) Where it will resume at Wallsend - so rest up and have fun

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fights on Wrestling Channel

If you have Sky the Wrestling Channel is 427 (not sure about other systems).

The UKMMA show is currently broadcasting footage from Ultimate Force 7: 2Tuf2Tap which features Lisa v Diane Berry and also Billy Saul v Robin Robson.

The repeats are on

Monday 5am
Tuesday 9am

Both earlyish so you might wanna set the timer.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

RIP Ryan Gracie

From, rest in peace Ryan

Ryan Gracie dies
Fighter was in jail in Sao Paulo

News to make the fighting world tremble. According to news carried by Globo TV, the black belt Ryan Gracie was found dead in the cell where he was being held at a police station in Sao Paulo after having been accused of car theft yesterday in the city of Sao Paulo. According to the Sao Paulo State Secretariat of Public Safety, Ryan was alone in the cell. sympathizes with the Gracie family and should be back shortly with further information as to Ryan’s death.


According to the G1 news:

“Ryan was sent to the 91st DP, after having toxicology exams done at the central IML at around 2:30 am. He arrived at the police station in Vila Leopoldina at 3 am. According to the officer on call of the 15th Police District police officer Daniella Ranna, where the athlete’s case was registered for having tried to steal a motorcycle, he was sent to the 91st DP because it is a traffic station. From there, he would have been seen to the “most recommendable” location.

According to the SSP, at around 7am, when policemen at the station were checking the cells with their detainees, they found the fighter fallen in a corner. They entered and confirmed that he was dead. At around 10 am, coroners were already at the location to do the necessary exams and send the body to the institute.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Night = Hell Training

Yep an especially cruel night tonight. Only a handful of guys turned up for the no gi class so Dave awarded them with a special Hell Training night. The torture consisted of 10 rounds of Fight Gone Wrong. So the 7 of us dug in and got down to the job of doing 10 x 5 min rounds of massive cardio training.

The brave souls who endured were Speedy, Lisa, James, Lee Howell, Myself, Ahsan and Tyrone.

MMA striking, rope climbs, bag lifts, squats, wall ball, sit ups, press ups, running and a whole host of other activities were tackled (and beaten).

Some vids for people to enjoy

First up Bibiano Fernandes with some funky BJJ moves

Next Andre Galvao v Marcelo Garcia in BJJ

Finally (especially for Neil) Nick Diaz kneebarring Macaco

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Christmas will disrupt training so here's the dates Dave mentioned tonight.

Mon 17th - Sun 23rd as per usual

Monday 24th - CLOSED
Wednesday 26th - CLOSED
Thursday 27th - BJJ Sparring - Wallsend Boys Club (Dave wants numbers beforehand)
Friday 28th - CLOSED
Saturday 29th - BJJ Sparring - Wallsend Boys Club (Dave wants numbers beforehand)

Monday 31st - CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd Jan - BJJ - Elswick Leisure Pool
Thursday 3rd - BJJ Sparring - Wallsend Boys Club (let Dave know if you are training)
Friday 4th - No Gi - Elswick Leisure Pool
Saturday 5th - BJJ Sparring - Wallsend Boys Club (let Dave know)

Monday 7th - BACK TO NORMAL

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Not BJJ... but interesting...

Not exactly BJJ but looks interesting.. MMA in a gi?

Alien vs Predator Requiem clip

Yahoo have an exclusive clip of the first 5 minutes of the new film at

Also in non related (this one's for Neil) Fedor has an instructional book coming out at

Friday, December 07, 2007

New club hoodies

New club hoodies are in! They look pretty smart in white and have 'Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' Embroidered on the front with the clubs logo on the back.. very nice quality hoodie. Will be perfect to represent the club at competitions and outside. These are made to order so speak to Dave if you want one.