Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Stripes for the lads!

HUGE congrats to the lads last night, who received stripes on their belts :) Some of these guys have been with me from the first ever class and all have shown dedication and commitment to training and are all fine human beings. I think they are just about managing to understand my heavy Northern accent too :) #wearecheckmat #hardworkpaysoff

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Stripe for Liam!

Last night, it gave me great pleasure in awarding young Liam his first stripe on his white belt.


Monday, 15 May 2017

Gold at the LFF Interclub!

Had a great time at the 4th LFF Interclub yesterday, watched some awesome displays of Jiu Jitsu; took one of my students down to compete in his first comp, young Liam of only 16 summers. 
He competed in the Adult Superfeather division and came away with the gold medal! Liam has only been training seriously for two months, to say I am a proud coach is an understatement. Liam was fighting against guys over ten years older, which just goes to show that the adage 'just do it' is really not a tired old cliche. To all you BJJ'ers out there umming and aahing about whether to compete, saying you're not ready and all the other excuses, well, like I just said...................JUST DO IT!

Thanks to Luiz Ribeiro and all the team for organising an awesome event and big shout out to Danny Anderson who bonded with my good self in the morning over the woes of severe lower back pain :)