Monday, 27 April 2009

RGA Aylesbury - stop 3

Me, Terry and Dan descended on RGA Aylesbury on Sunday. Terry had trained their a few times so he showed us around and made introductions. One of the guys there was 69 year old bluebelt called Pete!.

Really nice venue, weights room, boxing ring and a pretty big mat space. The lesson itself was cool, focusing on the armbar/pendelum sweep situation. How to defend, a trick for the armbar and a trick for the sweep.

The class was taken by Kevin Capel, who has just recieved his brown belt after crushing his opponents at the euro's. Had a roll with him and got man handled. And learnt a valuable lesson about a favourite move of mine, its shit. In a nut shell it was going from de le riva to a sort of open deep half guard and then unsettling them to take their back or sweep. Done it many times and not suffered to badly for it. Kev just turned round, sat down and armbared me. Didnt realise my arm was ripe for plucking.

Everyone was very friendly and were cool to talk to. One guy recognised me from my RGA intercomp exploits which felt good!

This time my camera batteries were charged! and with spares. However the person taking the picture was abit unsteady :P .

Another awesome stop on the pilgrimage, thanks for having us Kevin!. If your in there area I would definitely reccomend this place.

I felt uncomfortable with the idea of just taking random photo's at a club Im entering for the first time. But ill brainstorm to try get these entries abit more entertaining.


Kris said...

Glad you had a good time Jadon! It was great to hear about the pilgrimage. Been checking out your blog too - some useful stuff on here. Good luck with the rest of the tour!

Jadon Ortlepp said...

Couple of things Im working on for the blog. Looking for a decent new layout that actually uses the whole screen. And want to archive things better.

Thanks for the love Kris, it was a really good session got a great club there.

Anonymous said...

I wish other Martial Arts clubs were this open to having students from other clubs just “dropping in” for a lesson.
Try walking in to a Karate or Kung Fu Club for a one off lesson and the Instructor will get all defensive and start spouting rubbish about you trying to steal their secret techniques.
Great Blog and the Pilgrimage is a fantastic idea

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Jadon Ortlepp said...

Thanks Anon, yeah that whole "secret ninja moves" thing is abit silly. Its all ego thats not been properly beaten in.

Matt - Wordpress you say?, I definitely want a new theme. will give it a look.

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