Sorry for the double-post, but it occurred to me that this TD is distinct from the previous NYC TD and maybe it ought to have its own thread.
I've never been to a TD, but I really want to participate and also spectate.
I have no desire to get beat up on my feet, but I think I'd really like to meet and rassle some more accomplished grapplers.
I might be able to handle the organizational challenge of hosting a TD, but I should make it clear that I'm pretty inexperienced at BJJ, and that the only gym to which I potentially have access is the wrestling room at NYU's Coles Sports Complex in Manhattan.
I have a few TD-related questions though:
1) If I'm to organize this event, I could use a push in the right direction from someone who has experience organizing TD's. Basically, is there a laundry list of things that need to be considered? I saw the TD FAQ thread - is there a "How Do TD?" FAQ in the works?
2) Liability for the gym? This is just the wrestling room at a university sports facility - What steps are necessary for making this legal - is this even possible?
3) Interest? Does anyone actually want a TD?
3) If you don't mind having a detrained gimpy old man around, sure. Why not?
Alright - so we've got 2 potential participants, myself included. That is a start.
Anybody else want to throwdown?
I'm interested and I've been to the wrestling room at NYU if you mean the one in the west village and it has certain throwdown potential. Especially if we can get those mats out. Let me know where and when. I'd like to work both standup and ground with anybody at any pace they'd like.
I am referring to the one at the Coles Sports Complex:
Corner of Bleeker and Mercer (Downtown).
In the basement level there is a wrestling room with mats already set up (wall-mats too). I would suck at estimating its size, but I think it is 5-6 wrestling circles long and 2 wide. Is that at all clear?
Glad to hear that space has potential - goes anyone have any thoughts on liability and how to make this legal? I'm hesitant to just walk up to the gym's staff trying to explain the concept of a TD. How much about this do they need to know?
If there are open hours in the wrestling room could we just go in there and use it w/o giving them any notice about what we plan on doing in there?
Also, I'll try to remember tonight to ask about a walk-in fee for the facility.
You could just tell them that a few of your guests are going to be praciticing some of their wrestling techniques. If things stay on the ground they may just have everybody sign some sort of liability waiver. Other than that, I wouldn't go too far into detail. You know the saying....if you don't want an answer, don't ask.
You can definitely count me in. I don't know the rules about the NYU place, but my girlfriend goes to NYU and all she would have to do is sign a guest pass and I'm in so that wouldn't be a problem for me, but I don't know about everybody else. I'm interesting in getting some more grappling practice, but I'd also like to do some stand up too so I'm up for whatever. I'm gonna be on vacation from July 2nd, to the 9th, so other than that, I'm completely free and definitely interested.
I would be interested in throwing down.
Possibly, my skills are nonexistent in striking, extremely poor on the ground, so I could wear a skirt and bring pom poms or something (trust me, you don't want to see that).
My fiance is a grad student at Stern in NYU so I am a possible.
My ground skills are nothing short of craptacular. But I train with the NYU BJJ club, which is taught by a Renzo purple belt and has some white belts, and possibly some other blues as well.
I will talk to them about joining a TD - I know that in our club we have 1 former boxing student and if he shows up he'd probably want to do some MMA sparring.
I'm still working on getting schedule/attendance/fees/legality sorted out, plus I went ahead and aggravated some injuries that need some attention.
I'll have more specifics soon.
PS - keep chiming in for roll call - I need to know that we'll have critical mass.
Here's the thing about NYU: they probably wouldn't give you permission to let non-NYU members in, particularly to engage in a contact activity where someone could get hurt.
You could ask, but even if they said yes they'd probably take a long time drawing up some legalies documents .... but why would they take the risk.
You can go and not tell anyone, but what happens if you get in and someone gets hurt.
This is why Fight House is so good. Everything's covered for $12.
Anyway, I have a jammed up hand so this weekend is no good and might be out of town next Sat. If not, or if you guys go on July, 2, 3 or 4th, I'd be down if anyone wanted to go free (stand and ground).
First two weeks of July are no good for me BUT I am still relatively new with my art and really couldn't compete well. Doesn't mean I am not willing to still try, but don't schedule around me for that reason.
Ok - right now it looks like all weekends are created equal as far as I'm concerned.
I still don't know about NYU's policy, but I feel like they wouldn't ask any questions if people showed up and paid a day-rate.
If you think Fight House is a better venue, lets do it there. I don't care either way.
But where are the grapplers? - I'm not coming for stand up - I can't ruin my chiselled jaw and winning smile.
Fight house is certainly a good set up. I can see the benefits for NYU though, but it sounds like too much hassle. I'm good on the weekends either after six on saturday or sunday morning anytime until 3. Looking forward to whenever this happens.
I will be unavailable for the next 5 weekends. I'll be able to re-engage at the end of July.
Oh well. If you have a TD during the next five weeks, I wish you all a bang up time.
I'm still up for anytime, anywhere, but I'm gonna be on vacation between July 1st and the 8th, so other than that I'm ready and available. I'm up for grappling, stand-up, whatever anybody wants.
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