the same syllabus that we always have done.
It is the original syllabus of Soke Blundell (founder of the BJJA).
We believe it stands on its own and does not need adding to or
chopping and changing. What
we do emphasise more as we practice our techniques year upon year, are
the central principles behind the system.
It is often tempting to try to add more and more different
techniques to an already crowded syllabus.
This temptation should be resisted.
We are looking for quality not quantity.
to our club training sessions we have specialized stamina/fitness
training involving running, sprints circuits etc.
These sessions are aimed at our brown belts, mainly to raise
their conditioning in preparation for Black Belt grading.
our Dan grades (and that includes the Chief Instructor) must train
regularly on the mat. This
is something we feel strongly about. It is all too easy to become ‘gun-shy’ when mat work is
instruction for senior Dan grades involves a considerable amount of
travelling, therefore monthly training trips to BJJA HQ are needed.
There, we can be coached by the Chief Coaches of the BJJA Mr Pape
7th Dan and Mr Geohegan also 7th Dan.
whole, we try to incorporate all the various aspects of traditional
martial arts training from the obvious ie:- fitness and general health
benefits, self defence etc., to the not so obvious – Introspection,
self development from within, character formation and so on.
If anyone out there would like to contact us to arrange training
trips etc., please feel free to do so at –
Telephone John Idle
01282 814418 (home)
0777 3722224 (mobile