Saturday, August 29, 2009

A return to Fridays evilness..

Friday nights nogi class saw a return to some of our 'old school' hard warmups.. To start us all of and put us in some serious pain Dave gave us..

15 reps each of:

Handstand pressups
Box jumps

as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes.. horrible!

Standouts being Dave and Baz really leading the pace. A lovely welcome back to a new guys (forgive me I forgot your name). Starting the bank holiday weekend in style.

Bank holiday training

Just to recap for everyone, on the bank holiday Monday there is no training at Wallsend.. the boys club is closed. Enjoy it and chill out!

Normal service/torture resumes from Wednesday 29th August.

Glasgow open

There's been quite a bit of interest at the club recently regarding the Glasgow open ran by the Dinky Ninjas.

It's on the 26th September at the Glasgow Caledonian university arc centre... If you register before the 24th September it's £20 and if you register after its £25, so get those registrations in early.

There's been quite a bit of interest so make yourself known at the club and we'll try sort out lifts etc.. but as per usual we'll probably sort that out the night before ;)

All the above info is on the website for the Dinky Ninjas, .. Should be a good tournament to attend!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fedor Vs Nogeria

Jezmeister asked about this one after Bill discussed it at the most recent team pig out at Nando's on Friday.. a great example of sick ground and pound and Nog's incredible punishment tolerance.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Reminder - Facebook group

Just a reminder guys, if your on Facebook.. try and join the group. In the search bar from your Facebook home page type in 'Gracie Barra Newcastle' and join the group that pops up with our club logo on. The Facebook page is often updated quicker than the site and is easier to send out group messages for anything.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy birthday Jezmeister! - An old custom revisited.

It was revealed last night that it was Jezmeister's birthday on Wednesday, so the instructor for the night, Ross Golightly decided to revisit an old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu custom... the belt whipping! 2 lines, 1 meter or so apart and the Jezmeister running down the middle and back as fast as possible.. this was the result - bet its sore today!

In all seriousness, happy birthday Jez and thanks to Ross for an excellent class !

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ross' engagement party - Friday 14th August

The old saying is true - "A picture says more than a thousand words". For the first time that I can remember the team went out for a party together for Ross Golightlys engagement do on Friday night. I think I can speak for all the team when I say we had an absolutely awesome time, great venue, great company and the inevitable drunken choke outs and grappling matches (Ross kneebarring Bill on the dancefloor!) - and not forgetting the evil teamwork of Bill and Ross ambushing me with tequila.. and of course the above pile on.

If your on Facebook there is a huge collection of photos on the profile of Joe's wife, Liz Dixon.. check them out if you can.

Next stop - Dave and Ritu's engagement party!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

More Pride action..

This time one of the best fights of the openweight GP 2006 from Pride, great event and awesome demolition by Crocop. At his best