Saturday, September 27, 2008

A good story..

With a lack of any other updates to put up I thought I'd post this what I came across while browsing.. some of you may remember it being sent round the few of us that have facebook in the club by Dave.. inspiring stuff.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

5th November training

Bit far ahead but going to post it anyway, I'll remind everyone nearer the time.. on the 5th Nov training is not on for the fireworks display at Elswick, will be worth seeing there anyway usually really good apparently..

Friday, September 19, 2008

Saturday training

This Saturday Dave won't be there for the training but the room is paid for so if anyone wants to go along for a roll the room is available

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Back at Elswick!

As of Monday Dave is moving classes on Mon/Wed/Fri back to Elswick from 6.30 - 8.30pm .. Wallsend is awesome, but just not big enough.. besides Elswick now isn't closing til April '09 at the earliest.

Thursdays and Saturdays will remain at Wallsend 7-9 and 10-12 with Thursdays still a technical class

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Marcs Inclub - Update

Got a few more details on the inclub for those who wern't in last night - The date for the comp is the 25th of October, which is a Saturday. There will be white, blue and purple belt categories with maybe(?) an absolute. Weight limits are as follows:


Rooster - 57.5kg
Super feather - 64kg
Feather - 70kg
Lightweight - 76kg
Middleweight - 82.5kg
Medium Heavy - 88.5kg
Heavyweight - 94kg
Super Heavy - 100.5kg
Super super heavy - Over 100.5kg

All weights you weigh in with a gi on...

Let Dave know if you can do it ASAP, with your weight and belt so he can get numbers or if your not going to be in email your details on to me and I'll pass them on.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

FILA Trials

An eventful day.

Kafui opened the day for the club beating James Mannon on points - in Kafui's description "I got mount and then he just couldn't do anything."

Lisa's first fight was with Rachel McLough, Lisa scored 7 points before catching the head and arm choke from mount and finishing - she says Ian will be pleased

Paul was then supposed to fight James Mannon but he'd left (there was originally 7 in the division but 4 never showed) this left Paul with no-one to fight

Lisa then fought Diane Berry and took a 4-0 points victory.

Paul and Kafui tossed a coin for gold - Kafui won

So unfortunately Paul never got a fight but Kafui and Lisa were both crowned British Champs.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

New shirts and inclub comp

Just a reminder guys, like Dave mentioned in class Marc has new shirts on the way.. a few details about them, They are made from organic cotton with Marc's traditional BJJ Yin-Yang symbol in the center of the chest with DNA strands coming out either side and 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' written through the middle. On the back is a silhouette of 2 people grappling.. Need to let Dave know ASAP if you want one.

Secondly, Marc is also organising a new inclub competition which will include his club, Daves, Paul Bridges, Adam Edwards and Spencer Hewitt's too, promises to be a mint event with some pretty interesting fights. Head down if you can to support both Dave and Marc, numbers are again needed ASAP for the comp end of Oct (exact date tbc).

For either shirts or comp leave a comment here, see Dave or email in and I'll pass it on.

Competition weekend

Good luck to Kafui, Paul and Lisa who are competing at the FILA trials and Gi comp on Sunday.. They are all looking mint for fighting now (apart from Kafui looking horrified at what time he has to get up on Sunday). Will post results on Sunday when I have them.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wednesdays training

Don't normally do posts just for the 'warmups' but last nights is worth a post.. We did:

25 squats
25 pushups
50 box jumps

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes.

Seems simple doesn't it? - I think everyone will agree it was just pure bloody pain, but great nonetheless! Sorry no pictures though, none of us had time and I think the heat we were putting out would have killed any camera anyway...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Marcs new t-shirts

Marc has some new shirts available soon, they are going to cost £20 and Dave needs to know the sizes of those who want them.. Money needs to be paid up front

Any questions give Dave a shout in class

Speedys Saturday torture session..

Normally Saturday has quite a lazy start to the session but today Dave decided to torture both Davey and Steve with that workout we all love/hate ... Tabata.

They did 8x rounds (20secs work / 10secs rest) of each exercise - squats, alternating pressups, situps and burpees

The last round of burpees...

Toughing it out round 8 of the burpees..

Davey recovering after the workout...

You can guess what Steve is doing here...

Thursday, September 04, 2008

A change for Thursdays

Thursdays spar class at Wallsend has now changed to a BJJ Gi class. So the classes are now...

Mon - BJJ Gi - Wallsend 7 til 9
Wed - BJJ Gi - Wallsend 7 til 9
Thur - BJJ Gi - Wallsend 7 til 9
Fri - NoGi/MMA - Elswick pool 6.30 til 8.30
Sat - Spar class - Wallsend 10 til 12

Any questions to comments or see Dave

Monday, September 01, 2008

Venue change for tonight!

Worth a second post just to remind people, the venue for tonights (and Wednesdays) class has changed to Wallsend 7pm-9pm, don't turn up at Elswick we won't be there! It's still a Gi class too.