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Postby rollwithit » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:00 am | #1

Hi all

anybody reconmend a club in the Reading/Maidenhead area

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Postby Pocahontas » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:32 am | #2

Reading University has a club!
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Postby rollwithit » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:39 am | #3

are they any good??
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Postby Pocahontas » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:47 am | #4

Indeed they are!!! It's TJF style. If you send a PM to Kermit he should be able to answer any questions for you!
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Postby Genghis » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:28 am | #5

In a completely non-partisan manner, I can mention that the club whose website is linked in my footer is 4 miles from the centre of Maidenhead.

I obviously think it's excellent, but I'm sure you'll get a more neutral opinion from any of the people on PJ who have come and trained with us on occasion.

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Postby Kermit » Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:55 pm | #6

rollwithit wrote:are they any good??


We like to think so :D
Any questions, just ask.

As Genghis says, he's only 4 miles from M'head in Marlow.

We train on different days, so doing both is always an option.
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Postby rollwithit » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:10 pm | #7

Thanks for all the help gang
been in contact with the nice people in Reading and will pop down next week-also as I work shifts and will not be able to make every lesson I'll be popping along to the other class on the Sunday's I can make, :D  will be fun!!!
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Postby Genghis » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:44 pm | #8

One very brief caution - I'm guessing that you're newish to Jiu Jitsu in general.  Whilst both clubs practice serious grown-up Jiu Jitsu, and neither will have any problem with you cross-training: the styles and some of the techniques, terminology and formality will be fairly different.  This just means that you'll get a bit confused by the differences - but we don't mind if you don't, and most Jiu Jitsu students do confused a reasonable amount of the time anyway!

I look forward to seeing and training with you in Marlow sometime.

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Postby rollwithit » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:01 am | #9

Genghis wrote:One very brief caution - I'm guessing that you're newish to Jiu Jitsu in general.  Whilst both clubs practice serious grown-up Jiu Jitsu, and neither will have any problem with you cross-training: the styles and some of the techniques, terminology and formality will be fairly different.  This just means that you'll get a bit confused by the differences - but we don't mind if you don't, and most Jiu Jitsu students do confused a reasonable amount of the time anyway!

I look forward to seeing and training with you in Marlow sometime.

G


Thanks for the answers.My major problem is that I work shifts and which ever club I train at I would not be able make every class.For example If I trained at the Marlow club I would only make 3 out of 4 classes-I don't know if that would be enough to progress.I trained in WJJF many years ago(about 20 8O ) and  would wish to start training at the begining again.
I'm currently visting my Mum up North at the moment and will have to check my work rota to see what will be possible.This is something I am very keen on starting and wish to do things corectly.
Thanks again
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Postby Genghis » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:08 am | #10

For example If I trained at the Marlow club I would only make 3 out of 4 classes-I don't know if that would be enough to progress


It'd slow you down a little, but everybody progresses at their own rate anyway - I'd not worry about that overly.

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Postby Urban Fisherman » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:42 pm | #11

rollwithit wrote:Thanks for the answers.My major problem is that I work shifts and which ever club I train at I would not be able make every class.For example If I trained at the Marlow club I would only make 3 out of 4 classes-I don't know if that would be enough to progress.

Many clubs only have a couple of sessions a week, and plenty of people manage to progress with just two sessions, so progressing with three should be easy enough.
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I know of two....

Postby Fossil » Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:53 pm | #12

One is in Emmer Green near Reading ( Weds ),  the other Woodlands Park near Maidenhead ( Mon ).  The same instructors do both.   Lots of the students do shifts and go to one or the other depending.  Lots go to both......

The instructor is Jim Lawson, a search on "Emmer Green Judo" should give contact details.  ( There are associated Judo clubs - many go to both Judo and Ju Jitsu ).

[EDIT]  Not suggesting you go to all of them,  just that the same joining fee and insurance cover all of them,  so if you miss your chosen class one week,  you could go to one of the others.  There is also a club out Slough way.

Scroll down this linked page for contact details

http://www.reading.gov.uk/everychildmat ... word=emmer

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[Edit]  The new website is now up

http://www.bushidozazen.com/

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Postby glo » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:21 pm | #13

:lol:  <- in the most friendly manner, not at you either more at myself ... I tell you why...

Even when I was training regularly 3-4 times a week I progressed terribly slowly, just because I was inept and bad at coordination, not because the teaching was poor.

I have seen the white belts I taught as a orange/green, who comes training only twice a week, over take me and was on to dark blue when I'm still purple!  :D  now they are brown belts! Just think I taught them how to fall and roll! I'm just slow, sometimes it is not proportional to the amount you train.

Everyone progresses as slow or fast as they manage, its personal, I wouldn't worry about it at all!!
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Postby KroSha » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:54 pm | #14

Bearing in mind that it's been 20-ish years since you were on the mat, I recommend that you start slowly, with 1 or 2 sessions a week to start with. When I started again after a break of about 5 years, I could hardly walk for the first couple of days, until I remembered I'm not a teenager any more. Seriously, the first few times will hurt, even if you think are are in shape. If you are it'll probably only twinge, as you aren't used to the, shall we say, specialised demands of Jitsu. If you aren't currently exercising lots, it'll be worse.
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Re: Help needed

Postby nz_ROB » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:26 pm | #15

rollwithit wrote:Hi all

anybody reconmend a club in the Reading/Maidenhead area

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G'day I live in New Zealand so I'm afraid Reading/Maidenhead is a bit out of my area  :D  However, I can provide recommendation for Genghis - in my opinion it would be well worth your while popping in to visit him - he has shown himself to be an honourable gentleman of humble yet wise character and reputation - and, no, I am not being sarcastic .. straight up .. go along .. it'll be worth it  :)
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