Monday, 26 December 2011

Would you believe me if I said this year has been quiet?

2011 has been a really good year for the club and we are going make sure that 2012 is a great one! In comparison to previous years it has been a quiet one but as a recap here is what we have been keeping ourselves busy with. What a way to end the year by sharing our favourite memories with you.

This year we have seen six of our guys compete and the two most notable successes are Matt Nash taking home the first MMA Factor Belt and Champions Title in June and Anthony Bridget's victory in his 1st ever MMA event at Sprawl n Brawl back in May. Congratulations to you and all our fighters who competed this year we are proud to train with you every week.

Here is a picture of a dishevelled Matt Nash after deservedly winning his belt at the MMA Factor prize Fighter Competition in June.

Here's a victory shot for Anthony as he takes his opponent off his feet with a punch!

As a club we have been and watched six different MMA events across the country including AMMA Championships in Wolverhampton back in July, watching Jeff Monson compete in October and seeing Vaughn Lee fight in March during what must have been one of his last fights before joining the UFC, we wish him all the best and are excited to watch his career unfold.

On top of this, for the benefit of our fighters, the club has been to four interclub events where fighters have an opportunity to spar and compete in a friendly environment with different clubs across the country for the benefit of their training.

Lets not forget the exclusive training session held with UFC Ref' Marc Goddard who gave some really valuable advice as well as providing expert training (and threw Sensei around the mat which doesn't often happen lets face it). Marc said he really enjoyed himself and is happy to come back so lets see you all get behind us in 2012 and we will see if we can convince him to pay us another visit.

The Jujutsu club has seen a number of gradings, lots of new faces and so much personal development from everyone. Some of the clubs best fighters attend both the Jujutsu and MMA sessions and we have seen then develop rapidly from their commitment to training. Well done to everyone.

Our favourite memory of the year has to be the launch of the Prize Fighter Competitions. An exclusive event was held with only 200 tickets on sale and it was a big success, especially with people new to the sport. We keep getting asked when the next one is so watch this space early next year, that's all we will say for now.


Then we rounded it all off in style and in the age old Christmas Tradition of a British Panto. We had a huge turnout and the adults loved it more than the children!

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