Friday, March 27, 2009

Essex open GI comp - Register NOW

Only just heard about this, but the Essex open is now on the 3rd May.. Details and link to register are at the following link - Hurry! only 350 entries allowed.

Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Stringys wedding do

Well you've probably heard but Steve 'Stringy' Stringfellow is getting married soon and has very kindly invited all the guys from the gym! Date is 28th April at the royal station hotel in Newcastle, starting 7pm. Email me in or see Stringy in the club if your coming!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MMA coming up this week

Okay so there's another bout of MMA coming up at the weekend guys.. like mentioned Dave, Mark and Myself are all fighting on the FightZone show at the Roker Hotel in Sunderland. If you want to come along make sure you see Dave ASAP for tickets.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Another win for the groundskeeper!

Last night at the Northern Fight League, Mark 'Groundskeeper Willie' Platts got another win via RNC over Shamsul Haque (I think I got his name right!) in round 1, fantastic well done mate.

Next up... Don't forget!

Fightzone on the 28th March - thats only 2 weeks time! We have Dave 'Speedy' Elliott making his return fight against Tommy Greaves, Neil 'Buns of Steel' Duncan Vs Billy Glossop and Mark 'Groundskeeper Willie' Platts Vs Afzal Miah for a title shot.. It's a busy month, if you want tickets be sure to see Dave in class ASAP, they are going quick.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Up coming competitions

Not sure about any Gi comps at the moment but there are a few no gi ones coming up if people need a competition fix.

I am sure there will be quite a few from the club competing at Sunderland and some might be interested in the trip over to Manchester.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Training still on at Kingston park

Had a few people ask me this over the past couple days, training is absolutely definitely on at Kingston park today

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Functional strength?

The words functional strength are thrown around a lot lately.. "This lift isn't functional.. what real world use does it have?" etc etc.. now each to their own but this guy surely is pure functional strength lol.

Discounted supplements

For those of you that were at the class on Friday next week you might remember world class and no1 ranked kickboxer James Watling telling us about the company he endorses, if your planning on buying supplements check out the site then give him a shout, he can get 20-30% off the listed prices.

Other options available for discount don't forget as mentioned before, with your new membership card you can go into a Nutricentre in Tesco's (nearest is probably Kingston Park near the gym) and recieve 10% off listed prices.

Check out both see whats best for you.. watch out for an article on supplements coming soon.

Memberships are due

Don't forget guys, the yearly memberships are due in by the 1st April at £35. If you already have one bring in your card with your money so Dave can put a sticker on to show you've paid.. If not don't forget to pick up a membership form and bring in a passport photo so all your details can be recorded

Saturday, March 07, 2009

More MMA this month.. a long awaited return, and a title!

Well on the 28th of this month on the Fightzone show in Roker Hotel, Sunderland Dave 'Speedy' Elliott is making his MMA return fight against Tommy Greaves. Also on the show Mark Platts is fighting Afzal Miah for a title at 65kg, and I'm fighting my second MMA fight against Billy 'The Kid' Glossop from the Caged Steel gym.

If anyone needs tickets give Dave a shout next time your in class!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

My first fight video

Well, here it is.. audio is a bit choppy at times, but you can still clearly hear Dave's coaching and Bills bellowing from the back of the room haha

Make sure you press the 'HQ' button when the player loads, you get much better audio and visual quality..

A busy wednesday night

Last nights class was quite busy.. James brought his medal in from the Bristol open, a very nice solid gold one it is too - Very well deserved, he kicked arse. Later on in the night he also got his 1st stripe on his purple belt too!! nice one. I got the 3rd stripe on my blue belt.. well chuffed about that! To round the night off got 2 posing pictures of James and his medal and Mark and his new blue belt.. congrats guys.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Well done James!

Got word from James last night that he won the purple belt absolute! After running 4-5 hours late (its a Jiu Jitsu comp, its expected I reckon) James fought 3 times winning 2 fights by points and 1 by clock choke.

A fantastic performance in your first purple absolute James, you did everyone proud!

On another note, Shami, who some of you will remember but moved away won bronze in his category yesterday and is fighting in the absolute today, go get them mate your still part of this team!