Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Competition results

Good day everyone

We had a great showing at the comp on Saturday.  Overall there were 6 competitors and 5 of those competitors won a medal.  There were 3 silver and 2 bronze medals overall.  Great work everyone.  I'm very proud of the team and how the handled themselves on the mats.

Now it's back to the dojo to carry on learning.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

The competition is getting near

We had our last competition training Saturday.  Everyone worked really hard and were looking very confident.  Our competition students got the new school rash guard for the event.

In our regular classes we've been working on sweeps and passing the guard.  Everyone's technique is getting better with every class. 

We will not have class on Saturday April 6th.  We are off to the competition.  Everyone is welcome to come out and support the team. the matches should be starting between 9 and 10am

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Tuesday's new class and times are a success

Today was our first juniors class which starts at 4:00pm.  Our turn out was fantastic and everyone was super focused.  I'm pleased that the changes in time and adding another class has worked. 

Our senior class at 5:00pm went very well.  Everyone worked hard on the spider guard and spider sweep. We went over the pendulum sweep as well.   

Here's a great photo of our 2 Senior students. We love our dojo!

Class times are Tuesday 4:00pm to 4:50pm for Juniors and 5:00pm to 6:00pm for Senior students. Saturday 9:00am to 9:50am and 10:00am to 11:00am

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Saturday session

Today was a super awesome class.  Great teamwork and focus which made learning the techniques today easy and fun.

We refreshed everyone on the hip bump sweep and moved straight into learning the scissor sweep.  Well don to everyone for working hard at learn the scissor sweep.  We've started to put another chain of techniques together that lead to a submission. 

In our competition class we worked on the arm bar from the mounted position.  today was a good introduction to the technique.  I'm confident that we will have everyone attacking with beautiful arm bar technique very soon.

Thanks to those who stayed after to help clean up.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Saturday training report

Today was more work in the guard position.  We worked on maintaining posture when your opponent tries to break you down.  Next we worked on the knee shield.  Everyone can now see the madness of our warm up directly relates to how we fight.  A great job was done by all.

Big thanks to the students that stayed after class to help clean up.  Well done!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Saturday's session

We had 3 fantastic classes.  We've transitioned to working on mount retention.  How to grape vine the legs to gain control.  Our first submission was the Americana.  This was learnt very quickly by everyone.  We then turned our Americana into a straight arm bar.  Both submission will need more practice however everyone gets the concept.  No submission until you have control.

We had 4 new students try out today and 2 students returned that we haven't seen for a while.  It was great to see everyone welcome the new children and welcome back Sol and Marlow.

We played the rugby game which was a blast.  It's a nice break from the regular training regime. 

Our competition class was super fun.  We did a lot of 3 minute rounds starting from the standing position.  A lot was learnt by all.  Let's keep up the pressure so everyone can feel confidant when the competition time arrives.