Would anyone who lives in Tokyo/Chiba/Saitama/Kanagawa area like to get together to spar/roll?
I live in the Chiba area but train in Tokyo. I have some friends from BJJ who might also like to join.
Sounds good. I'm in Tokyo (work and live), and should be able to bring at least one other guy along. Because of my workplace firewall, I can't post on the forums from the office, so getting more of a reply from me might be a bit slow. Sorry. I can reply on weekends/whenever I get home at night.
I (and everyone I can think of that might be interested) all work Mon-Fri, so weekends work best for the get-together.
I work Tues-Sat, so I guess it'd have to be on a Sunday. Where would you like to practice? I'm not sure if I could use my dojo or not, so that's why I didn't want to officially hold a McThrowdown. Also, what were you thinking about practicing, groundwork or standup?
Sunday should be good. Just so you know, though, I'm planning on being out of the country for about a week in the middle of February.
I don't think there's any way we could use my dojo, unfortunately, but I don't have any preferences re: where we go. (And I don't care if we don't call this a Throwdown or not tape it, etc.) I was thinking we could just rent some time at a public gym somehwere.
The two guys I think are likely to come along with me both live in western Tokyo, so Chiba might be a bit of a hard sell. What areas of Tokyo are convenient for you?
As for ground vs. standing, I'm happy to do either or a mix, but it looks like I'll be the only guy there without BJJ experience, so if we do a roll-only session the rest of you can amuse yourselves by seeing who can tap me fastest.
Well, I can meet you in Shinjuku if that's convenient for you. Also, I don't mind trying some standup. I really need to work on my defense. Maybe you can give me some pointers. Do you have some gloves? I have both MMA gloves and some 16 ouncers.
You'll probably want to go to the SHinjuku Sports Center, its vert nice, just 400yen. It has has good clean mats and showers.
Thanks for the info. I take it you're in Tokyo? Would you like to come too?
Thanks Ultimate, sorry Ippatsu -- work etc.'s been a bit busy.
Actually, I was at the Shinkuku Sports Center once (I assume it's the same one) for a belt grading. As UG said, it's nice. As Ippatsu said, UG -- you're invited.
I've got MMA-style and light (don't know how many ounces) boxing-type gloves, cup, knee guards and an extra pair of shin guards if someone needs them. The other 2 guys presumably have rash guards, etc.; I would guess they have gloves and other standup equipment but I'm not sure. They both have standing backgrounds as well, but it may have been a while since they've sparred standing up. Haven't been able to confirm attendance yet, but will work on them this week.
My background is pretty much kyokushin only, just so everyone knows.
And I'll be out of the country from Feb 12-18.
Ive got shin pads, pancrase gloves, groin and light head gear.
Noodles, id be really interested in having a go with a kyokushin guy/guys.
And some ground work
I PMed you both my email address. Just let me know when you two want to get together. I don't mind going to Shinjuku to spar.
Thanks Ippatsu. I'll mail you my reply as soon as I finish this post. UG, thanks, as long as you realize you're having a go with a mediocre Kyokushin guy -- I'm looking forward to stepping out there with you, but if I screw up I don't want it to look bad on the whole style. Do you train at one of the Pancrase gyms? Speaking of Kyokushin guys, I saw Ryuta Noji switched to Pancrase (Megaton?) last year and I was wondering if you ever saw him training.
Got one more guy who's confirmed his attendance and I'm working on another.
i used to train at PsLab tokyo. now i train at a local kickboxing school.
As fore being mediocre, dont worry, im new to sparing and get my arse handed to me by guys who weigh 65 kgs.
Also, i have a DV camera and dvd burner. I figure recorfd everything then perple can make rip the dvd
"im new to sparing and get my arse handed to me by guys who weigh 65 kgs."
Yeah, getting whipped by much smaller guys is one of the worst things about training here. My first go in the "advanced" class, I wasn't even 3 seconds into my first sparring round when a guy half my size put his shin right into my brain. I'd like to say I've gotten better since then, but there's not much evidence to back that up.
And for no particular reason, I remembered that I know one more Kyokushin (IKO2) guy that may be interested and available. I've probably misplaced his contact details, though, so it may take a few days to see if he's in.
Okay. Thanks both of you. I can also try sparring, although I'll probably make a fool out of myself. Then again, I may learn something. My footwork is terrible, but so is everything else.
Ippatsu -- just wanted to let you know that I got your mail at my work address, and would have replied if I hadn't been hung over to a near-death state. (Took yesterday off to watch the Super Bowl, and today I remembered that drinking beer from 9:00 AM is bad for you.)
Re: stand-up vs. ground, I'm happy to do either or a mix, but I very much doubt that I'll be able to give you much resistance when it gets to the ground. All the ground training I've done -- which isn't much -- involved getting back standing as fast as possible.
i should be in tokyo for the first 2 weeks of may, maybe we can plan another for then.
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