Monday, 28 July 2008

New training times!!

My very good friend of many years and fellow martial artist Jason Morrison and his wife have kinldy allowed myself and Mark to run classes at his full time academy :D This is temporary until we find a new location, looked at a decent place today next to the old club in fact!

The academy is fully equipped with bags and boxing ring and a massive matted area that easily accommodates up to 50 ppl.

Monday BJJ 730-9pm but can stay on a bit longer up til 10pm

Weds MMA 730-9pm same as above stay a bit longer

£5 per session, privates also available any day at any time.


Morrison's Black Belt Academy
Falcon Mill
Handel St (Off Halliwell rd)

First class is MMA this Weds!!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

BJJ class @ Caged Steel tonight!

Top session, Gilly would have loved it, did'nt think I could do a class with all that's going on but I got thru it, he would have been proud tonight!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Facebook for Gilly!

Please join the group!


Sunday, 13 July 2008

RIP Paul Gilligan

One of my students and a very good friend of mine Paul Gilligan was fatally stabbed last night in Bolton town centre, in the neck and heart.

Paul leaves a partner and 18 month old daughter behind and a huge gap in many people's lives, the guys at the club are devastated at the news, including myself, who should have been going for a pint with him this afternoon.

This weekend has seen over four stabbings in Bolton, when is this spineless Govt going to do ANYTHING to stop knife crime.

God bless ya Gilly, top lad, top student and close friend, you're gonna be sorely missed, training won't be the same now.

Gilly is pictured next to me on front row.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

New Blue Belt @ CB Bolton!

Polish Chris, aka 'Ivan Drago' was recently promoted to blue belt back in Poland, when he went back to visit family and friends. Back in Poland, Chris trains with the Linke Gold Team and all the guys at CB Bolton wish Chris all the best with the promotion!

GB Grappling referee's course Saturday July 12th

Great Britain Grappling -National Referees Qualifications (World Grappling Committee)

Stoke Saturday July 12th 12 - 4pm

There will be a Grappling Referee course In Stoke Saturday July 12th, 12 - 4pm

Unit B Springfield Est
Edensor Rd
Stoke on Trent

£20 including certificate, exam, registration as a Great Britain National Referee
(World Grappling Committee recognised qualifications)

The aim of this course is to provide a stepping stone for the creation of GB International Grappling Referees to participate in events such as this

Grappling bouts

The course will be run by qualified International Grappling Referee Ebe Ghansah with help from members of the Great Britain Grappling Committee

Attire for the day

Black tshirt/rashgaurd/shirt/ any top, black trousers/martial arts trousers, joggers, red and blue wrist band similar to the Spanish referees at the bottom of the page of this link

Interested parties can contact Ebe Ghansah at

This is a great chance to become involved in the development of Grappling in Great Britain!