Thursday, November 29, 2012

International Referees Course




November 29, 2012


Dear ladies and gentlemen,
IBF International invites you to the international seminar for Judo referees on Saturday February 9, 2013. The purpose of the seminar is to improve and assure conformity regarding the execution of the international Judo competition regulations. The seminar will be led by Henk Hesselink, head referee IBF international.   
Date and time:                   February 9, 2013  -  from 11.00hr to 15.00hr
Location:                                Sportcentrum Emsland
                                                      Emslandweg 17
                                                      7731 RP Ommen, the Netherlands
                                                      Tel.          0031-529-453084
                                                                        0031-651380256
Please apply before February 1, 2013 to email address sportcentrumemsland@online.nl.

Kind regards,

IBF-International

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Black Knights Promotion


3 year old in Tae Kwon Do fight

I have on many occasions criticised Martial Arts who teach Children to Kick and Punch under the age of 5 My own opinion 11 years of age would be a better age like Boxing but that will never happen because to many Martial Arts Coaches and Organisations are making money from these young people
You can not make excuses for teaching at such a young age as to learn to Kick and Punch is a violent act, the whole purpose is to learn to hurt and injure your opponent. As a person gets older their are many benefits of learning the control and discipline of a Striking Martial Art but to children as young as 3 is ridiculous some at that age still have difficulty controlling their bladder

Putting two children up to entertain adults in this way is disgusting, it may look funny but to me it is a form of child abuse



Monday, November 26, 2012

Amateur MMA Combat Rules


CombatSombo International

AMATEUR MMA COMBAT


All events in this format must be sanctioned by

Martin Clarke

Format is Contact.

The Aim.

The format is to develop an understanding of a striking/wrestling style, that is a safe style. With a future development of students moving onto the International Rules of CSI.

Open to Male competitors

18+ YEARS. 1 x 4 min round

Weight divisions will be defined by CSI

NO ELBOWS

NO HEAD STRIKES

THE LIST BELOW MUST BE WORN

7OZ MMA GLOVES

SHORTS & T-SHIRT/RASH GUARD or WRESTLING LEOTARD

SOFT SOLED BOOTS OR BARE FEET

Elastic Shin& Instep Protectors (Thai and Hard Leather style NOT permitted).

GROIN PROTECTOR

THESE ARE SANCTIONED EVENTS FOLLOWING ALL THE RULES AND FORMATS OF THE CSI

CSI AMATEUR MMA COMBAT RULES
Competitions in Combat Sambo are held in accordance with the given Rules and some additions:

Fighter’s dress
Groin guards.
MMA gloves (hitting-gripping).
Leg pads covering the front part of the shin and lacing of the Sambo shoes or Bare Feet
Shorts & T-Shirt or Leotard


               Article 41.   Evaluations of the bout and technical actions

Evaluation of the holds Evaluation of the actions
1. Total (clear) victory (ahead of time) a) Knock Down count of 10
b) Total throw or the blow with the opponent’s falling down on his back while the attacker keeps his standing position;
c) The choke (strangle);
d) Painful hold
e) Evident (technical) superiority with 12 points or more
f) Impossibility to continue the fight (bout, combat);
g) Disqualification for breaking the Rules

2. Four points evaluation (“4”) For a throw, the blow with the falling down from the standing position when the opponent falls on his back;
b) For the throw, the blow on the side when the attacker keeps the standing position; ;
c) For complete hold-down during 20 sec;
d) For the knockdown.

3. Two points evaluation (“2”) a) For the throw, the blow
b) For the second warning declared to the opponent
c) For the incomplete hold-down over 10 sec but less than 20 sec.
4. One point evaluation (“1”) a) For the throw,
b) For the first warning declared to the opponent;
5. Activity a) For the throw or blow without falling down from standing position when the opponent falls on his knee (knees);
6. Caution a) In accordance with CSI Rules
b) For the passive defense of the defender lying on his stomach;
7. Warning a) In accordance with CSI Rules
b) For the repeated passive defense of the defender lying on his stomach.

KNOCKDOWN – temporary loss of the possibility to defend as a result of the missed blow: up to the count 10 the fighter completely recovers consciousness and assumes the fighting position.
Note: with “knockdown” evaluation the position of the defender’s body relative to the mat is also evaluated according to the CSI Rules  and the evaluation is summed up.

ARTICLE  42.   LEGAL (ALLOWED) TECHNICAL ACTIONS

1. BLOW TECHNIQUES.
The blow is an impulsive technical action with the rectilinear or curvilinear trajectory executed by the arms, legs or the head to the parts of the body permitted by the Rules with the definite speed and strength.
The blows are evaluated if after applying   the technical action the opponent completely lost his balance and fell down on a certain part of the body and are evaluated according to the Rules.
1.1.            Hand blows may be delivered by any part of the fist (except the base of the palm), the trunk, arms and legs.
1.2.            Leg blows are delivered with the knee, shin, foot, heel to the front or the side part of the head (except the oncoming blow with the knee when the opponent passes to the legs), the trunk, on the legs (the inner and outside part of the thigh or the shin) .
1.3.            Blows with the hands, legs and head in the ground position (except the back of the head, the neck and the rear part of the back, the loins, the coccyx and anus) are allowed if the attacker is also on the ground.
The ground position is defined according to the CSI Rules.
Note:  

2.             THROWING TECHNIQUES
2.1.            All kinds of throws applied in CSI are allowed.
3.             GROUND TECHNIQUES
3.1.            Painful holds in the ground position  that are allowed in Sambo and also painful holds in standing (Armlocks) including Arm Bar (“Police hold”) may be applied..
NOTE: During the application of a painful hold in case the defender resumes his standing position the bout is not stopped. In such a situation the defender may guard them by throwing his opponent to the mat (except landing on the head).

3.2. STRANGLES (chokes) mean technical actions when the opponent’s neck is squeezed preventing his normal breath or making him faint. They are held both in standing and ground positions.
Strangles may be executed with the arms, legs and clothing.
Strangles with the arms are allowed only on the forearm of the attacked arm, not lead to the twisting of the neck part of the spine.
3.2.1. Strangles with the legs are allowed only if the impact on the neck is made with the gripped arm of the defender.
3.3. HOLD-DOWNS – all that are permitted by the Rules.

ARTICLE 43.   ILLEGAL TECHNICAL ACTIONS

a) Strike blows with the fingers and toes, open glove and the base of the palm;
b) Apply painful holds on the neck, spine, hand and foot;
c) Strike blows with the arms and legs from standing to the opponent in who is in ground position;
d) Strike blows on the neck, arm and leg joints ( knee and foot arch) groin, head when fixing the attacked extremity in the direction against the natural flexion, the back of the head and spine, the loin, coccyx and annul hole, on the eyes with the fingers;
e) Strike blows on the head if one of the fighters has no helmet or if they are on the ground f) throws forbidden in CSI and also throws with the hold of the neck;
g) Painful holds on muscles or joints forbidden in CSI. With the exception of painful holds by arm bar and the situation of its application (that is the ones allowed in standing position);
h) Violation of discipline, rude unethical conduct toward the opponent, participants, officials or spectators.


MMA Submission & MMA Combat Entry Form


ALL ENGLAND OPEN

SOMBO & SPORTCOMBATSOMBO-JUDO -MMA SUBMISSION–KURASH – MMA COMBAT

Sunday March 10th 2013

Swallows Leisure Centre Central Avenue Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NT

Enter more then just one event for £30
For one event £20
IBF-BCSA-BGA-GUK-REDSTAR £5 discounts

MMA SUBMISSION ENTRY FORM
This event is Open to all MMA Wrestlers

The event will be for Men & Women 18 years and above, Young Boys & Girls 15, 16, 17 years, Masters 35 to 44 years, 55 years to 54 Years, 55 years and over

Men’s Weights will be u57k, u62k, u68k, u74k, u82k, u90k, u100k, o100k, Open
Women will be matched, as will Young Boys & Girls

The closing date will be March 1st this will allow the organisers time to match competitors or cancel events.
There will be a minimum of 3 per category if there are only 3 participants only two medals will be given

You must fill in all details correctly so we can contact you if there are any changes to schedules. Forms not filled in correctly will rejected

Cost £20 payable BCSA

Individual Entry Form For British Subjects

Name

Email Address

Text Number


Address

Address


D.O.B.

Weight plus Division


RULES:

Matches will start and finish on a whistle

Bouts will be 4 minutes

Competitors shake hands at beginning and end of match

The purpose of the competition is to gain a submission by Arm Lock, Leg Lock, Strangle, Choke, Smother, Face Bar and Heavy Throw.

Submission is gained when the opponent taps out or indicates they wish to submit, Referee can stop the match at time if he believes one of the competitors is in danger of injury

In case of a draw the competitors are stood up and it is the first one who throws his opponent who wins

Equipment:
Shorts and T Shirt or Rash Guard or Wrestling Leotard
Free Style Wrestling Boots or Sombo Boots or Bare Feet

There will be no striking, No gouging, No Ankle Locks, No Wrist Locks, No Neck Locks, No Neck Cranks. In the interest of Safety no techniques that can permanently injure his opponent.

Referees Decision is final

Entry with Money to BCSA 118 East Street by March 1st 2013 NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Internet Banking can be arranged by contacting IBFBCSA@gmail.com
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
IF MAKING A BLOCK BOOKING MAKE SURE COMPETITORS ARE AWARE OF RULES & REGULATIONS

WE WILL NOT TOLERATE Any histrionics because some one is not aware of the rules
Sunday March 10th 2013

Swallows Leisure Centre Central Avenue Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NT

Enter more then just one event for £30
For one event £20
IBF-BCSA-BGA-GUK-REDSTAR £5 discounts

AMATEUR MMA COMBAT 
ENTRY FORM

NO HEAD STRIKES
This event is Open to all MMA Wrestlers

The event will be for Men & Women 18 years and above, Masters 35 to 44 years, 55 years to 54 Years, 55 years and over

Men’s Weights will be u57k, u62k, u68k, u74k, u82k, u90k, u100k, o100k, Open
Women will be matched,

The closing date will be March 1st this will allow the organisers time to match competitors or cancel events.
There will be a minimum of 3 per category if there are only 3 participants only two medals will be given

You must fill in all details correctly so we can contact you if there are any changes to schedules. Forms not filled in correctly will rejected

Cost £20 payable BCSA

Individual Entry Form For British Subjects

Name

Email Address

Text Number


Address

Address


D.O.B.

Weight plus Division


RULES:

Matches will start and finish on a whistle

Bouts will be 4 minutes

Competitors shake hands at beginning and end of match

Equipment:
Shorts and T Shirt or Wrestling Leotard
Sombo Boots or Bare Feet
Shin& Instep Protectors
MMA Gloves

Referees Decision is final

Entry with Money to BCSA 118 East Street by March 1st 2013 NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Internet Banking can be arranged by contacting IBFBCSA@gmail.com
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
IF MAKING A BLOCK BOOKING MAKE SURE COMPETITORS ARE AWARE OF RULES & REGULATIONS

WE WILL NOT TOLERATE Any histrionics because some one is not aware of the rules


BSF AGM & British Trials

British Sombo Federation
AGM 2013
BSF Centre of Excellence Sittingbourne Kent

Friday January 4th  2013 8pm

This meeting is for all EC members and BSF Member associations Scottish Sombo Federation, N Ireland Sombo Federation, English Sombo Federation, FORMA Sambo, Red star Sambo, British CombatSombo Association, GrapplingUK only

British Team Selection
 
Selection the 12 month period from July 1st 2013 for International Selection for British Team selection will be at the British Open in June at Bedford

Selection for British Team for European Championships in May will the same as those that competed at the Worlds on condition they attend the All England Championships in March, those place left vacant can be replaced with competitors at this event at the discretion of the BSF. British Combat Sambo Team will be selected at a Selection process to be head in Burnley. The European will be in Milan in May and it is highly unlikely that we will get funding from FIAS. So this long period gives competitors time to arrange their own funding

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Northern Ireland Sombo/Sambo


International Budo Federation
Northern Ireland Sombo






All NI Squad members to attend in preparation for the Forthcoming March 2013 Championships in England


Chris St John and Gary Clarke are recognised BY British Sombo Federation and NISWA.
The Following Persons will shortly Have completed their 3 year coaching Course: Ross Burns, Karl St John, Keith Gault, John Freeeman.

Filming is currently underway for Full Sombo Syllabus to Black Belt

For further information checkout
WWW.northernirelandsombo.com

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

All England


MMA World Championshisp

MMA World Championships

MMA at long last run by a credible body FILA the international organisation that runs Olympic Wrestling

Only Criticism is the venue could been better for a World Championship but everything has to start somewhere

Looks like Combat Sambo with Jackets






Kids MMA

NEW KIDS MMA

Michael Hutchinson is starting a brand new club the only one of its kind in Swale a Kids MMA Class this for children over 8 years and will operate on a Monday Night 7pm till 8pm

What are kids MMA”

Kids MMA literately means Mixed Martial Arts and combines Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Judo, Sombo and Jiu Jitsu all into one art. The Children are taught in very disciplined environment. They learn how to throw, Hold people on the ground, how to use focus mitts, Kick pads and punch bags. Most importantly they are taught to use control and not to use their new skill’s in the playgrounds. Michael has works extensively with teachers to get the right age and like many others does not agree with teaching children under 5 any form of Martial Art.

The Kids will be charged just £17.50p per month by Standing Order as he will be affiliating his club to the Swale Martial Arts Club, the price will include all Judo lessons at the club. So for £17,50 they can train on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Michael says it is not about making money it is about getting young people active and fit. He also stated that the Swale Martial Arts Club in East Street Sittingbourne is the ideal venue with a very large mat area, tongue and groove padded walls it looks and feel like a Japanese Dojo, he wanted something with atmosphere not just a box.

Michael is a fully qualified MMA, Combat Sambo and Sombo Coach he has full Coach Insurance and all his pupils on joining the new Kids MMA Club will also be insured he can be contacted on mik.hutch@hotmail.co.uk For those parents who do not want to subject their children to being taught how to kick and punch they should try Judo and contact Keith Costa kcba19892@blueyonder.co.uk or for all other forms of Martial Arts contact ibfbcsa@gmail.com


Jane Keith
SMAC

My view on the beginnings of Judo

I am now 62 and have been involved in Judo and other forms of Combat since the age of about 7 so a total of 55 years But why am I still involved I have a knee and hip replacement all because of Judo, plus I have problems with my hands because of arthritic damage to the elbows due to Judo? Many ask I bet you hate that Judo, Sombo etc? Well no I have gained a lot competed at a reasonable level, coached to a reasonable level, met many people from all over the World, Managed several organisations, made a few shillings but is that the reason why I am still involved Maybe? yet I believe the answer lies at the end of this article in a statement made by Jigaro Kano.



About 25 years ago I wrote an article about how Judo was started I have been asked to reproduce the article sorry to say I have lost the original so I will start again.

My main concern was the age of  Jigaro Kano started this new concept of Judo. According to http://www.judo-ch.jp/english/kanou_life/profile/index02.shtml Kano never started any form of Martial Art till he was 18 years of age at the age of 22 years he started his new School and style called Judo. Now this where I have a problem I have taught young people for over 40 years some of them extremely intelligent but for them to come up with a completely unique idea take some believing. So am I calling the follows of Kano Judo liars NO I just question was it a completely new concept.

Once again the above web site above states that at the age of 14 years he started to pursue Western Studies Geoff Gleeson in his pamphlet “The Life, Times & Ideology of Jigaro Kano, Founder of Judo 1860-1938” quoted  “What is a code of behaviour? Kano , in his capacity as a professional educationalist was much involved with these questions. He invented Judo in an attempt to answer them.

During the Meiji period which Kano was born into, the whole structure of Government and civil society was around Western ideals and philosophy and according to Gleeson, Kano would have very influenced by English Philosophers like John Stuart Mill and Samuel Smiles.
Could a young Kano who was into Morality and codes of behaviour not try to develop a practical system of instilling this into the Japanese people or maybe it was a university project, which directed him this way? Once again by going back to the web site you will how Kano benefited by studying Martial Arts and other sports also his full time job was in physical education. So he already  knew the benefits of sport and as Gleeson suggested he invented Judo because of this

Up until now I do not have a problem with history or rather the legend of Jigaro Kano what I do question how he supposedly invented Judo? The established belief is that he studied Jiu Jitsu and took all the really dangerous techniques out of the art to invent his Judo. This I cannot accept for we already have seen he was into the philosophy of English philosophers, which were diametrically opposed to that of the more traditional Japanese Martial Arts like Jiu Jitsu which was seen more as a self defence or attacking war like system.

I would suggest he wanted to develop a new moral and ethical system on the lines of the philosophers and western ideas he studied, he must have realised that to get this to be accepted by the Japanese people he had to produce a system which the Japanese could understand hence a Combat Form. As opposed to a Western form like Baseball, Football, Rugby etc.which are accepted in modern Japan I have doubts whether that type of sport would be accepted by a still feudal Japanese population plus did they understand the English idea of “Playing the Game” or “Taking Part being important” I doubt it.

This where I suggest that the basic idea of Judo could have come from CORNISH WRESTLING. It is mentioned earlier Japan was in a state of flux at this period when Kano was born the influence of the Europeans was predominant and the there was massive trade with the European Countries. So could a young Jigaro Kano not been watching the foreign ships come into port, could he not have seen a British Ship coming in from Plymouth and then watched the sailors fighting on the beach? Fighting yet not fighting? Maybe he was watching 2 Cornish Sailors having a bout of Cornish Wrestling, two men with cloth jackets grappling with each trying to defeat the other, yet when the fight finished they shook hand maybe put their arms around each other and laughed. Two combatants who were not injured and remained friends. Maybe he thought this is something I can work on for my new concepts I want to put to the Japanese people.

So what of Cornish Wrestling it is claimed they have evidence that it was played in the 4th Century what is certain that Cornish Wrestlers were depicted on banners at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 AD. Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18178309 this will give you some idea what Cornish Wrestling is, some say it is the oldest form of Wrestling in the World

This type of Wrestling is not unusual through out the World there are many countries who have similar styles for example in Mongolia Bokh, Georgian Chidoba, Uzbekistani Kurash, Celtic Wrestling, Canaries Lucha plus many others. Nearly all only allow holding above the waste and no ground work when competing, notice the use of the word competing.

When Judo first started ground fighting was not used and legend has it that Kano took his Judo Players to Jiu Jitsu School and they were all beaten by ground fighting he then decided to include groundwork  (Ne Waza) in his Judo a nice story. Yet it was more probable that it was a natural progression of the way Judo developed, Kano obviously an intelligent man could see that on many occasions when doing a throw they would fall to the floor so why stop the match. Plus remember he still had to convince people that this was a fighting art.

I really love Sambo a Russian Jacket Sport very similar to Judo in fact it founder Oshchepkov studied Judo under Kano, the reason I love competition Sambo is that it allows many more techniques then Judo Competition in fact I would suggest it is more to what Kano expected of his Judo

Yet Judo is more superior to all the other Grappling, Martial Arts in that it has Kata. This is a predetermined set of movements which is performed by two people with ultimate goal of gaining perfection, harmony of working with another person and respecting another person with the ultimate aim of becoming a form of moving meditation. Some will argue that it has no relationship to competitive Judo that may be true but does that matter?  That what makes Judo so different it is not just a Jacket Grappling Sport it is the SUPPLE WAY developed by a great thinker Jigaro Kano

It is reported that Kano quoted the following “Judo in reality is not a mere sport or game. I regard it as a principle of life, art, and science. In fact, it is a means for personal cultural attainment”
 Not a bad way to live your life

Martin Clarke 8th Dan Judo 6th Dan Jiu Jitsu FIAS Sambo Grand Master Founder CombatSombo

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Fedor Emelianenko (Фёдор Емельяненко)

What  a Record from this great Combat Sambo Player





  • "The Last Emperor"
  • Fedor Emelianenko (Фёдор Емельяненко) should need no introduction. He's the last emperor, the Russian experiment, the cyborg, and the baddest man on the planet. Born September 28, 1976, Fedor is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist and the final PRIDE World Heavyweight Champion. He has been the reigning heavyweight champion in PRIDE since March 16, 2003. He is currently the WAMMA (World Association of Mixed Martial Arts) undisputed heavyweight champion and the #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in the world.
  • Fedor has been considered the most dominant heavyweight fighter in the world by most major MMA publications, with notable wins over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mirko "Crocop" Filipovic, Mark Hunt, Mark Coleman and, most recently, over Matt Lindland and former UFC champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski.
  • He is a four time World Sambo Champion, the 2002 World Combat Sambo heavyweight champion, the 2002 World Combat Sambo open-weight champion, 2005 and 2007 World Combat Sambo open weight champion. He was also the 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Champion. He was the 1998 bronze medalist in the Russian Judo championships open-weight division and the 1999 bronze medalist at the Moscow International Judo Tournament heavyweight division. He is also the RINGS: King of Kings 2001 heavyweight tournament champion and the RINGS: King of Kings 2002 open-weight tournament champion. He was also the PRIDE 2004 World Grand Prix Champion.
  • Championships and Accomplishments
  • MMA
  • Current WAMMA Heavyweight Champion
  • Pride Heavyweight Champion (2003-now)
  • 2004 PRIDE Grand Prix Tournament Winner
  • 2002 RINGS Kings of Kings Tournament Winner
  • 2001 RINGS World Class Tournament Winner
  • Judo
  • 7th place 2000 Dutch Grand Prix
  • 3rd place 1999 Sofia Liberation
  • 3rd place 1999 Moscow International Tournament
  • 3rd place 1998 Russian National Championships
  • 1st place 1997 Russian National Championships
  • Sambo
  • 3rd place 2008 World Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2008 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2007 World Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2007 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2006 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2005 World Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2002 World Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 2002 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • 3rd place 2000 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Win 1998 Russian AF Combat Sambo Championships
  • 2nd 1998 Russian AF Combat Sambo Championships
  • 3rd place 1998 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 1997 European Combat Sambo Championships
  • Winner 1997 Russian Combat Sambo Championships
  • Honorary Titles
  • Wrestling Observer 2005 Shootfighter of the Year
  • Sherdog 2005 #1 Pound for Pound Fighter in the World
  • Sherdog 2005-2008 #1 Heavyweight in the World
  • Yahoo! Sports #1 MMA Fighter (July-November 2007)
  • Inside MMA #1 MMA Fighter of All-Time

  • Born on September 28, 1976

7 year old Black Belt


Pint-sized Ethan becomes black belt kickboxer at just SEVEN


Teaching a child to kick and punch people from the age of 3 is in my mind is a form of child abuse. Recently I was told of young children as young as 5 competing in Kick Boxing wearing head guards, mits etc  What sort of people want to encourage youngsters to hurt each other and the idea of kicking and punching is about hurting your opponent, The most experience body in the UK when it comes to striking is the Amateur Boxing Association do not allow competition till the age of 11.

Below is a transcript written by Geoff Gleeson Th. Dan Judo, University Lecturer and Philosopher if you can not read this go

http://www.budo-ibf.co.uk/geof_gleeson_9th_dan.htm also have a read of

http://www.budo-ibf.co.uk/an_exploration_into_the_art_of_c.htm


Friday, November 16, 2012

IBFBCSA Summer Camp

IBF/BCSA Summer Camp 2013

St Martins Plain Folkestone

August 22nd 2pm till Monday August 26th 10am

SOMBO-COMBAT SAMBO COMBATSOMBO-JUDO-MMA

Contact Martin Clarke IBFBCSA@Gmail.com

£200

Bed-Breakfast-Evening Meal-Tuition

Minimum age 12 years 
Maximum age 99 years

Greco & Free Style in Wales

I have just had the following email from Alan Jones if any of you are interested go along to Cardiff obviously a course not to be missed and the price is unbelievable


hi martin

on saturday the 17th november we have a national wrestling squad session at sport wales, sophia gardens, cardiff, in the dojo on the second floor starts at 10 am untill 3pm, this is a great training day with creco and freestyle wrestling technique and wrestling bouts, coached by myself and arash our iranian coach now in charge of the welsh team as national coach, as we are away in december to malta to take part in a team event. martin your self and anyone from your association are welcome to take part in these squads and it would be great to see you. there is a charge for your fighters of £4 pounds this is to support the association. 
alan jones head of performance 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012