On Saturday 15th June, the team headed down to Norwich to compete at UCMMA Contenders.
There were five fantastic performances which ended with four wins and a decision loss for the club:
- Darren Kirk dominated with some impressive takedowns to win comprehensively via decision.
- Marcin Porchiecha ground out a split decision win showing some real tenacity in his submission defence.
- Filip Sieminski scored with throws and trips to win a decsion and go 2-0 as an amateur.
- Marcin Wadya absorbed some huge leg kicks and showed true heart in a decision loss in his amateur debut.
- Simon Matthews engaged in some great stand-up to take a well earned decision win.
Enjoy Darrens performance here:
Congratulations from the entire team!
The club opening hours of Chrostmas will be as follows:
- Last session Ipswich: Tuseday 20th December.
- Last session Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday 21st December.
- First session back Ipswich: Tuesday 3rd January 2012.
- First session back Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday 4th January 2012.
We are holding our first ever BlueWave BJJ grading session! This is not like a traditional martial arts grading where students will test for specific belts, it’s a large get-together of students from several branches of Carlson Gracie BJJ Team. There wil be some technique tought followed by friendly competition matches from some students before new belts and stripes may be awarded. Following this we will all be attending a BQQ held in Ipswich, to which all students are invited.
The grading will be held on Saturday September 10th in Bury St Edmunds. (Time TBC) – There is normaly no cost for gradings though as there are some small expenses to cover we are requesting that all students contribute £10 towards the session.
Norwich – East Coast Fight Factory – 5th March 2011
Four BlueWave fighters competed at the most recent ECFF event in Norwich. All competitors gave excellent accounts of themsleves along with rapturous support from the rest of the team in the crowd.
Semi Pro – Andre Goncalves – WIN by Triangle Rd 02.
Semi Pro – Barry Williams – DRAW.
Amateur – Simon Matthews – WIN by decision.
Amateur – Niall Grant – LOSS by decision.
ECFF Night of Champions – Norwich – November 2010
Four members of the BlueWave MMA team competed at the East Coast Fight Factory ‘Night of Champions’ event held at ‘The Talk’ in Norwich.
John Lister, Toddy Hargrove & Greg Scarrott all took part in amateur matches and Pat Jones fought at semi-pro level (All fighters were debut matches).
John Lster (see photos below) pulled off a dominant and clinical victory in just over 1 minute winning by rolling armbar. Greg Scarrott picked up a solid decision win, scoring repeatedly with strikes from the outside and almost grabbing an armbar late into the fight. Toddy Hargrove lost a close decision after a positional wrestling abttle with little dmaage being landed by ither side. Pat Jones lost by TKO in round 01 to a highly experienced Canadian wrestler.
Christmas is fast racing towards us so here’s the club opening times for the fortcoming holiday season:
- Last training at Ipswich: Tuesday 21st December. Restarts Tuesday 4th January.
- Last Training at Bury St Edmunds: Wednesday 22nd December. Restarts Wednesday 5th January.
- Last Training at Beyton DEFENSIVE TACTICS: Friday 17th December. Restarts 14th January.
Windy & Josh will be hosting the regions first large scale No-Gi Submission Grappling Tournament.
‘GoToTheGround – Round 001′ will be held at Suffolk Police HQ, Martleshame Heath on Sunday July 4th 2010.
Visit www.gototheground.com for further information and online registration.
The return of SENI is approaching fast!
This years event wil be held over 2 days (May 29th & 30th) at Excel Arena and will once again play host to the ‘Gracie Invitational’.
Carlsons are aiming to take a substantial team to the ‘Gracie Invitational’, one of the largest grappling events in the country, and we’d like all club members to show their support in both competition and attendance.
For more info on SENI visit: http://www.senishow.com/index.html
For more info on registering for the competition visit: http://www.senishow.com/gracieinvitational.pdf (or speak to Windy/Josh).
The Carlson Gracie London team have been working hard on their new gym and will be holding the opening in conjuncion with a seminar by BJJ REvolution Team head and multiple world champion: Rodrigo Medeiros.
We offer the 302 team our best wishes as they continue to make Carlson Gracie one of the best teams in the country.
If you would like to attend the seminar (and trip to the Brazilian BBQ afterwards), please see Josh for further information.
Christmas training times are as follows:
Last session: Wednesday 23rd December 2009. Restarts: Wednesday January 6th 2010.
Mixed Martial Arts:
Bury St Edmunds: Last session: Friday 18th December 2009. Restarts: Friday January 8th 2010.
Ipswich: Last session: Tuesday 22nd December 2009. Restarts: Tuesday January 12th 2010.
Last session: Sunday 20th December 2009. Restarts: Wednesday January 10th 2010.
Kids Hybrid Martial Arts:
Mendlesham: Last session: Tuesday 15th December 2009. Restarts: Tuesday January 12th 2010.
Woodbridge: Last session: Wednesday 16th December 2009. Restarts: Wednesday January 6th 2010.
Beyton: Last session: Friday 18th December 2009. Restarts: Friday January 8th 2010.