past PJ course details
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Street Jiu Jitsu want to hold a ground work seminar in March.
To be held in Stourbridge.
Dawley Brook Road.
If anyone is interested please let me know.
Let me know your preferred date then I can go with the majority.
Beginner's are more than welcome to come and watch.
Lessons are at Holy Trinity Church Hall on Wednesday at 7pm if you want to come and watch or have a taster lesson.
Street (Sutorito) Jiu Jitsu classes previously held on a Tuesday evening have now moved to Holy Trinity Church Hall, High Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 5RU.
7pm start 8pm finish. Every Wednesday.
Small friendly group perfect for all levels.
Come and watch or try a taster lesson.
Lessons are £5.00
Contact Jim Ward on 07797778563
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Hi i recently had an experience which made me think a lot about whether or not WJJF is effective as a martial art and whether or not I should continue training
From when I was a teenager I always loved martial arts and mainly due to the location of were I live i've never been able to fully commit to an established club and over roughly 8 years various clubs have opened up in my town but none of the club's ever lasted longer than a year due to lack of interest. (boxing, mma, taekwondo, judo, bjj and kickboxing) Throughout all these clubs there has been a core group of guys like myself that attended who love martial arts but lacked the means to train full time until the WJJF came to town and opened a club. (been opened just over 3 years now).
We are all now going for our first national grading (blue belt) in November and our sensei said it would be a good idea if we were to attend some of the more larger clubs for a nights training with senior black belts withing the federation. (our first time coming into any contact with any1 outside our club).
during the warmup my first impression was that all the guys seemed to be unfit and overweight and then we went on the do some sparing and rolling drills which tbh was that shockingly bad has made me start this forum and ask for advice!!
These guys range from 1st to 3rd dan roughly 11 people in total and with ease 7 green belts comformtly bet them all in terms of both fitness and technique.
Just to make it clear I fully respect my sensei and the WJJF for everything it stands for and I have learnt a lot of techniques and made friends through it but now at the age of 25 I'm seriously considering quiting. i'm wondering if there is any1 else out there with similar experience and what they done in this situation
Thanks in advance
Attened the above on Sunday. Only downer was the number of idiots crashing on the way home which extended travel time a chunk.
Excellent training session as always, and great to cath up with some PJ'ers.
A bit of time on the academics of injury prevention to shoulders, and some exercises to help make shoulders a little more resillient and to deal with the fairly nasty sounding 'grumpy shoulder syndrome'.
Then on to causing shoulder injury - some variations on shoulder locks, a couple of straight arm bars for completion and some time for some bits of 1-1 coaching and trouble shooting. Don't underestimate the value of good conditioner, longer hair and the ability to wiggle. Always fun to see the big guys in the room picked on. More so as it wasn't me this time...
Excellent session all around. There will probably be futher sessions later in the year.
Congratulations to long-term [ PJ ] members Babbage and Fluffy the Happy Lobster on their
recent nuptials recent grading. Both promotions are long overdue. Babbage graded to Sandan. Fluffy declined the invitation to grade twice and turned up just to be uke... but was promoted to Nidan.
I've been meaning to post this for a while but life is pleasantly busy
In June 2015, the International Taikai for Motoha Yoshin Ryu was held at what is now officially my dojo in Carlisle, we had over 30 people attending from countries including the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Poland and Italy. A full weekend of training, socialising and gradings, seeing the first time any of my students have been awarded Shodan which was really great!
I was also awarded Sandan and Shoden No Maki (technically I was awarded this in March as our Soke visited and was impressed with my teaching and students and wrote the certificate when he returned to Japan) myself, hence officially why the dojo is now mine as Sandan also comes with Shidoin Menkyo, allowing me to run a dojo without supervision from another higher grade within our style.
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http://www.cumbria-jujutsu.co.uk/index. ... -june-2015
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