Training at Royler Gracie black belt Eddie Kone's EKBJJ, training with our CFS head coach David Onuma and finally training with Roger Gracie black belt Nick Brooks at Mill Hill BJJ. That was the plan.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we switched from EKBJJ to Roger Gracie's Headquarters in Ladbroke Grove. Training for two hours privately with David Onuma would conclude our Saturday. Sunday saw us training at Mill Hill with Nick and his crew.
|Damien never cared much for Jay's robot dance|
The short version of the trip is: it was frikking amazing!
I already like the people I was travelling with but this BJJ road trip really affirmed to me that they are top people.
|Mike didn't bring a gi. He did, however, bring a floating head|
Add to that the fact that instructors, family members,
barmaids, academy staff, taxi drivers,
and BJJ students who met along the trip were all super nice to us. (Notice I didn't say waiters!)
It's almost strange to say but they were practically happy to see us. If you are ever in London, make sure you visit Roger Gracie's headquarters and Mill Hill BJJ (links above).
|Dis is Hostel ya?!|
The long version?
Well, doors getting kicked in, riots in Tottenham, two major underground lines being shut for maintenance,
missreading the online schedule for BJJ classes, travelling around London shlepping lots of luggage, Fullham police and their padlocks,
Daniel Strauss making me feel absolutely helpless without even trying much,
hummus being too hummusy, struggling to find a place to have a drink after midnight on a Saturday night and overcrowded trains all aside...I can't wait to do it all again.
|Bless you all you wonderful people|
Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi ----Did You Like This Article?--- Click here to add The Part Time Grappler to your Favourites / Bookmarks