Saturday, 25 August 2012

From across the pond.............

Combat Base Head Coach Chris Haueter, sent me this awesome video filmed on location in LA, inside Chris's infamous Garage. After watching videos like this, there's only one thing left to do - go hit the mats!!

Mike Hernandez- How Great I Am from Ryne Simmons on Vimeo.

Friday, 24 August 2012

What would Hitler say??!!!

These clips never fail to amuse!!!!!!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Blackpool Open - HL Reel!

Great video from the guys at Grab and Pull :)

Monday, 20 August 2012

North West BJJ Open - Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

I have competed at many gi and no gi events around the world; but none of the events can compare to the grandeur and luxuriousness of competing at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool at the weekend.  Most people will be familiar with the ballroom as seen on the television, with Bruce Forsyth at the helm.

Sadly, Bruce wasn't available to compere at the event, would have been awesome if he had, that would be one in the cap for BJJ; organiser Gus Oliveira and his team of helpers and volunteers from Checkmat Blackpool, worked non stop to ensure a well organised competition took place.

With my students and fellow CB members from Voodoo Gym
I took half a dozen students to the event, a bit smaller in number than usual, but as ever, medals were on hand at the end of the day, with two silver and three bronze for my guys and a number of medals for fellow Combat Base guys and gals that had us in 5th place on the medals board, so congrats all round.

Highlight of the day for my good self as a coach, was sitting on a comfy chair, coaching Lee James in his finals fight, with a cold Guiness in my hand, can't complain!

Gold medals came from Combat Base members Aggie Semtex Drozdzik, James Nardone, Tim Verity, Leroy Holcroft and The Yorkshire Gripper Lloyd Cooper walked away with silver.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Laptop issues resolved - I hope!

My cursed laptop arrived back today after repairs to the hard drive, so I hope this brings to an end all the hassles I've had over the last few months, which have impacted on my Blogging.  Fingers crossed everything is back to normal!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

New goodies from Tatami!

Those good old boys at Tatami HQ sent me a goodies package which arrived today; three summer tees and a grappling tshirt to be exact.  The grappling t shirt is a most welcome addition to my kit during the warm weather, as all my long sleeve rash guards bake me after ten minutes of wearing them.

I wore the grappling tshirt at class tonight at KP Centre in Heywood and I recommend this garment whole heartedly; the top withstood the rigours of a tough BJJ session and rounds of rolling both with gi and no gi.  After class, my gi was way less soaked with sweat and I was a lot dryer than normal, so full marks all round.  I ordered large in all tshirts and they fit nice and snug, so I'll be cutting a dashing figure when I'm out walking the mean streets of Bolton this week.

Monday, 6 August 2012

The votes are in and the winner is................


The votes were 92 Green; 88 Silver and 44 Blue!

Coming soon to a mat/comp near you!