Thursday, February 26, 2009

New blue belt

Following his dominating performance at Total Combat 28 at the weekend, which was awesome.. Mark was awarded his blue belt last night by Dave in class... The first belt given out by the new black belt! Congratulations man, we will get a blue belt pic tonight.

Monthly fees due Monday + Memberships

Well guys like Dave mentioned last night in class the Monthly fees are due on Monday.. no paying no train! lol. Don't forget it's that time of year again when the membership fees to the club are due.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Total Combat 28 results

Mark Platts won via armbar in round 1 with his fight against Adam Steele. He totally dominated the stand up, wrestling and jiu jitsu.

Ingolf lost via armbar in the 1st round after putting on an awesome performance, landed some damaging shots from the ground and kicking the legs, with a very close triangle attempt. Proud of both lads!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

No training on Saturday

This Saturday (21st Feb) there will be no training on at Wallsend.. Dave's away in Scotland and few of us will be getting ready for Ingolf and Mark fighting on Total Combat on the evening.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

MMA weekend 2

Well this Saturday we have both Ingolf Nielsen fighting pro and Mark Platts fighting semi-pro rules on Total Combat at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-Le-Spring. Ingolf is fighting local lad Anth Grecian from Sunderland and Mark is fighting Adam Steele.

If you can come along and support, it's going to be an awesome night... if you need any tickets see Ingolf at the class or email me and I will pass the message on.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

MMA Weekend 1 - Results

Well my fight as per the comments went my way, I won by a belly-down armbar about 2mins into the 2nd round. Fantastic fun night.. I even got announced as buns of steel. Big thanks from me to Dave, Tyrone and Ingolf in my corner and Bill for the pep talk, he's one damn good motivator. The guys from our club were by far the noisiest guys there! awesome!

Just had the results from Steve's fight too.. by the sound of it he completely dominated the kid standing and on the ground and won via ground and pound from mount in round 2 as well.

Good start to the MMA for Gracie Barra Newcastle this month - Pics and possibly vids of the fights will follow soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

MMA weekend 1

Well we've got the first of two consecutive MMA weekends starting today.. Tonight at the Scottswood social club on the Pride and Glory show, I'm fighting my Semi-Pro debut and tomorrow at the Cage Kombat show in Edinburgh Steve Stringy is fighting Pro.

Anyone who's going see you there!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

If you need equipment..

If anyone needs any gear check out or see Mickey at the club sessions at the new gym, they are selling everything from all types of gloves, thai shorts, protective wear.. too much to list.

We've seen the stuff and can testify it's top notch gear!

Yeah.... news....

I tried to think of a piece of news to use this pic for... but I can't so I'm going to post it anyway! - How cool is this?! - By the way the Kanji script reads "Jiu Jitsu".

Nice one Dave.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kyle Maynard.. A legend.

Tell you what when I ever feel sore or tired again I'm going to think of this guy and what he's gone through and still does... incredible, just watch.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New fees and site updates

Just an update on the fees, class fees single class stay the same at £6/session. For a 1-2-1 with Black Belt Dave 'Speedy' Elliott it is £30 / session.

Plus I've now updated the 'Upcoming Events' section in the column on the right of the site with some BJJ, NoGi and MMA events that are coming up if anyone is interesting in fighting or attending. The 'timetable' and 'getting started' sections have also been updated.

First session at new gym

Well last night was the first session at our new home in Easy-Gym, Kingston park, everyone seemed to love it! - Facility was excellent, some new faces.. and the first class taught with Dave wearing his new Black Belt!!!

Here's looking forward to Wednesday.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

New gym Monday!

Right guys, come Monday we are moving to our new home in the Easy-Gym building, Kingston park! (No more stubbed toes in gaps in mats hah)
2 Kingston Park Centre, Kenton, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE3 2FP is the address if you need to find it, but it is so easy to get to! - Saying that bet a few of us get lost including me.
Class times are still the same:
Monday/Wed/Friday - 6.30 til 8.30
Thursday (still at wallsend) - 7 til 9
Saturday (again, at wallsend) - 10 til 12 is the site if you want to check it out.