Who, Where, What, Why?

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Robsco 1332 posts
It's been a while since we've had this discussion, and we've probably got a few new 'wonderers' reading the forum but not yet posting.

Use this as an introduction if you're just pondering around the outskirts not sure what to post about.

Who are you? Where in this wonderful world are you, and what do you do?

I'm Robsco, web-developer by day, and, erm, well, web-developer by night. I'm the main site administrator and developer. So if you want something adding or changing on the site, get posting, but less emails please. I get too many asking stuff like "are there any decent clubs in Outer Mongolia!" How I should know is beyond me, but post that question on the forum and I'm sure there'll be a few replies - we get around 250 visitors a day.

By the way guys/gals, I'm currently re-doing the whole forum, just to make it easier to sign-up and stay logged in, etc. I know that's been causing hassle for ages, and currently you have to wait for an email (containing your password) before you can post - a tad overkill me thinks.

Now who's up next?
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andy Resident 749 posts
I am Andy, site-coordinator at Lexus in Guildford.

2nd dan in Traditional Ju Jitsu but saw the light and am now a purple belt in brazilian jiu jitsu under Roger Gracie.

Will be competing in the world championships in rio in 2007.

"no weapon formed against me shall prosper"
sl Resident 866 posts
Used to do traditional, thai box, box.

Now learning BJJ and am a white belt no stripes! Entering the SENI first comp be happy if i get past 30 seconds!:-p
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Robsco 1332 posts
What d'ya do for a living Sl?
The Admin Guy
sl Resident 866 posts
Computers!
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Robsco 1332 posts
Well that narrows it down? I get the feeling most people into Martial Arts have something to do with computers!!!
The Admin Guy
sl Resident 866 posts
a little bit of this a little bit of that! ;-)
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Bren Addict 123 posts
"a little bit of this a little bit of that!;-)"

SL, you're from Liverpool are you not?
sl Resident 866 posts
haha what are you implying Bren? ;-)
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fient Newbie 2 posts
Hi all, Ive just started judo and submission grappling about 3 months ago, i love the submission grappling but i find the stand up in judo very difficult. I have also been kickboxing on and off for a year.
I would love to try BJJ but there is nothing in my area. Do you guys think the Judo and the Submission grappling is a good substitute ? Oh yeah i live in Stoke on trent.
Robsco 1332 posts
If you're doing Judo and Submission Grappling, then you're close-enough to BJJ.

I can imagine you think most people there are making mince-meat of you at Judo, but stick with it! It's definately one area (the standing grappling) that is sooooo important.

Personally I'm pants at the stand-up of BJJ, and wish I was a Brown Belt in Judo before starting BJJ.

What doesn't kill you will only make you better. :-)

Oh yeah, welcome to the site btw.

I would've thought there'd be some BJJ clubs around you?

How far's Stoke from Nottingham? I'm crap with geography, all I know if there on the same river. :-|
The Admin Guy
sl Resident 866 posts
about an hour?
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Robsco 1332 posts
That's one long river then!
The Admin Guy
sl Resident 866 posts
Might be less.... feels an age when stuck on the A500! :-p
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Robsco 1332 posts
What you doing around these parts anyway? On the lookout for anything in particular? A new car perhaps? :-p
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sl Resident 866 posts
No i used to work in nottingham and derby and stoke. But not no more how you finding your new home, been burgled / stabbed yet?;-)
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Robsco 1332 posts
No burgluries to report yet. My mate was trying convince me that Nottingham isn't too bad, he went on to tell me he'd only been mugged once.

Sorry, but once is too many for me!!! :-O
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MJ Regular 32 posts
hi im mj, im a student and live near hull, am planning to start jujitsu once my exams have finished, so came on here for info 1st:-)
Inveniam Viam Aut Faciam
steven4547 Newbie 8 posts
Hi all,

Started martial arts age 7, did Tang Soo Do until I was 13 (in Coventry), moved to south west england, then Shotokan for a year, then Tae Kwon Do until I was 21, then had a break (cheek bone and time off), then took up MMA a few years ago, had another break (ribs), and now train MMA/street self defence with BCA instructor who is excellent.

Job wise I work in health and fitness industry and also teach first aid and personal safety type stuff.

Cheers,

steve.
Gonjmasta Newbie 1 posts
hey evry1 ive been doin mma for about 2 n a half months now i got my first grappling competition coming up on the 9th july so im scouting about learning as much as possible b4 the big fight

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