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!
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!)
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!
Class today got us on the right track, with Itoigawa sensei teaching us some tasty takedowns before a half hour or so of sparring
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 😦
Fukuda San goes that extra mile after class- thanks for holding that pose just a little longer for me to get the shot in!