Welcome, John! #BJJ

August 17, 2012

John (left) We welcomed John from Seattle to Triforce a day or so ago – thanks for coming and rolling with us! John trains with Gracie Barra in Seattle, and when he’s not doing that he works magic at Amazon – as a regular user of that site, please keep up the good work over there! I think John said that he will be in Tokyo until Sunday before flying back to the US, with his last training day being Sunday – have a safe journey home!

Daisuke (top) V Yoshiki At the end of class Hayakawa sensei held a practice fight, with Daisuke (purple) taking on Yoshiki (blue) – it was felt that due to his recent competition success Yoshiki could handle to step up – and this proved to be the case more or less,  with Daisuke eventually winning on points (4-0). Good fight all round with plenty of action!




Belt ceremony – congrats all! #BJJ #Triforce

August 4, 2012

Today was the second belt ceremony of the year (or was it the third?!) We all got together at the dojo and after the beginner class at 2pm Hayakawa sensei brought us all together in order to deliver the promotions. A lot of guys turned up to celebrate the big day!

Big numbers at the dojo today

Big numbers at the dojo today

Quite a few guys got promoted to blue belt, three of us got our purple belts, and Ebizo san was promoted to the lofty heights of brown belt after 8 years of training – as he said, being a full time salaryman will do that to you… 😦

Ebizo san receives his brown belt

Ebizo san receives his brown belt

After the belts were handed out we got on with some sparring, although with something like 40-50 guys ready to roll, there was a lot of waiting time – I got three fights in before I called it quits in favor of getting a shower.

From 6pm we moved to the 8th floor of the Lumine building where we had beers and food waiting for us – get in! I kind of missed the majority of the food though due to chatting with the chaps – made up for it with beer though 🙂

Beers....lots of beer

Beers….lots of beer

The craziness continues tomorrow with some of us driving up to Minakami, Gunma Ken to do some bungee jumping off a 52 meter high bridge – if we get through it I’ll be sure to make a blog entry!





August 3, 2012

Testing 1,2,3