Thursday, 26 July 2012

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt!!!

I know this has got nothing to do with Taekwondo, but it is still Martial Arts related so i wanted to share it with you guys.

Last night, after a very hard and "very hot" training session, I was promoted to blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by my Instructor Chris Rees of the Gracie Barra Chris Rees Academy. The promotion came as a bit of a surprise but the feeling of getting to the next grade is always great! This is only the first step on a very long journey to Black Belt but I'm happy to say that all the hard training has paid off and that with dedication and hard work you can always achieve your dreams!

It is now time to train even harder and work towards the next level.

For those of you who do not know what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is, here is a quick explanation followed by a demonstration video:

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling, ground fighting and submissions. It utilizes natural body leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground and, as a result, provides greater position for striking or submission holds.
BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be trained for self defense, sport grappling (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts competition and has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.
Translated as “the gentle art,” Brazilian jiu-jitsu focuses on using strength and technique in the most efficient way possible to control and overcome opponents of greater size, strength and aggression.

Friday, 20 July 2012

World Champion Warren Vice Super Seminar 2012

On the 23rd of September 2012, Mr Joseph Schembri is bringing Mr Warren Vice to Wales for a seminar!

Do not miss this great opportunity to train and learn with a multiple times Taekwondo World Champion and one of the most successful fighters of the T.A.G.B.

Warren has won over 10 world titles and has represented team GB for many years. He has a tremendous amount of experience in combat sport and this is an unmissable chance to train and gain knowledge from the best. Mr Schembri is hosting Mr Vice for this amazing seminar so please see details and get your tickets fast as it is limited to 100 participants.

The seminar will take place at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff.

Please contact me for further informations.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

WTF Olympic Taekwondo Highlights

London 2012 Olympics: Taekwondo schedule

August 8
9am - 1pm
Men's -58kg: preliminary round of 16
Women's -49kg: preliminary round of 16
3pm - 6pm
Men's -58kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
Women's -49kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
8pm - 11.15pm
Men's -58kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
Women's -49kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony

August 9
9pm - 1pm
Men's -68kg: preliminary round of 16
Women's -57kg: preliminary round of 16
3pm - 6pm
Men's -68kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
Women's -57kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
8pm - 11.15pm
Men's -68kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
Women's -57kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony

August 10
9am - 1pm
Men's -80kg: preliminary round of 16
Women's -67kg: preliminary round of 16
3pm - 6pm
Men's -80kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
Women's -67kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
8pm - 11.15pm
Men's -80kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
Women's -67kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony

August 11
9am - 1pm
Men's +80kg: preliminary round of 16
Women's +67kg: preliminary round of 16
3pm - 6pm
Men's +80kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
Women's +67kg: quarter-finals, semi-finals
8pm - 11.15pm
Medal event Taekwondo ExCeL
Men's +80kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony
Women's +67kg: repechages, bronze medal contests, gold medal contest, victory ceremony