Big 22!

April 24, 2011

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22 people turned up to train in the beginner class today, beginning at 11:30. Even though it was the beginner class, there was a number of purple and brown belts which gave the white belts an excellent chance for some decent sparring – had to wait a big for mat space though!


Adidas cup: congrats!

April 18, 2011

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The Adidas cup is over and it was a pretty good event: the black belt fights especially were fun to watch- saw some pretty good technique there! Congrats to all the Triforce guys for competing, and to all that medaled, including Sawada kun, who picked up his first gold (I believe!)

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Back to training now and full steam ahead for the Tokyo open in may.


Adidas cup: live!

April 17, 2011

And were off! A pretty good turn out for the Adidas open: Sawada kun and Shio San will fight soon

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With this competition being sponsored by Adidas, there’s maybe a chance to pick up some decent gear 🙂

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Quick turn around

April 13, 2011

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After a night of sleep we’re back at it at the morning class: I did a lot better than yesterday- didn’t gas and had a great training session- bring on the 17th!


Itoigawa sensei’s regular class

April 12, 2011

With only four days to go until the Adidas Brazilian jiu Jitsu competition, I’m feeling a little apprehensive because I haven’t been training too much recently due to having a killer cough/ cold/ general shi**ness!
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Class today got us on the right track, with Itoigawa sensei teaching us some tasty takedowns before a half hour or so of sparring

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Class was a little tough- I’m well of pace and to be honest I gassed after the first round of sparring! Not to worry though, will train tomorrow at 10am: must be better than today!

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X guards & what not

April 6, 2011

It’s 20 degrees today and I certainly felt it after training throughout the winter – the sweat was soon flowing and I’m sad to say that I lost all my energy after an hour or so, sitting out the last round of sparring 😦

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I’m competing both this month and next month, so need to train regularly- today’s class saw Hayakawa sensei teaching us some excellent sweeps, including this one here.


Hard training!!

April 5, 2011

Fukuda San goes that extra mile after class- thanks for holding that pose just a little longer for me to get the shot in!

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The morning classes have had a really good feel to them recently- lots of sparring and a chance to get ready for the next competition – which is just around the corner on the 17th of this month!