Sunday, 7 April 2013

BJJ Globetrotter Seminar!

Just back from an awesome seminar this afternoon at HQ, with the BJJ Globetrotter, Christian Graugart; despite suffering with a torn cornea, as a result of training a few days ago, Christian cut a swashbuckling figure with a black eye patch and carried on as normal to deliver a high quality seminar.
The seminar was well supported with people travelling from Manchester, Yorkshire, Stafford and Cumbria to support the event, giving Christian a warm Northern welcome, in stark contrast to the ever freezing cold gym that greeted us this afternoon.
After a quick warm and a selection of drills, Christian explained his teaching methods at seminars; rather than overloading us all with dozens of techniques that will soon be forgotten by them time one has changed out of the gi, Christian covered two topics on the day, namely sweeps and chokes.
Shiver mi timbers! It's the Globetrotter!
Regards the sweeps, Christian adopted a different approach which was greatly received and I for one am looking forward to testing them out in class next week; after a quick break, the second section dealt with setting up the guillotine, which came with guard passes and mount attacks to really screw up the opponent, all good stuff.
Rolling ended a highly enjoyable day and I really hope to have Christian over again in the near future; thanks to my students and to all who supported the day, you know who you are.  Please leave a comment or two on here with some feedback for Christian, I'm sure he'd be delighted to hear your comments.


Liam H Wandi said...

Thanks for arranging the Seminar Carl. It really ruled.

TFP said...

My pleasure Liam, glad you enjoyed it, hope to have him back again :)