This is for the D.C Grappling/martial arts club at American University. See you all tonight!!!
I'll cross-post here, then, if this is the correct thread. I'd be interested in joining in; when do you guys meet?
Monday 6:30-9 Wed: 6:30-9 Sunday 2pm-5.
I just realized that American has a fairly large campus. Which of the athletic facilities do you use?
Sweet, I can come on some sundays.
Okay. I'll be able to make it for the April Fools' training session. Could someone post up directions for getting there from the Tenleytown Metro? (Probably a good thing to have up on this sticky anyway.) Finding the university shouldn't be hard, but locating the right building/room might be.
No sticky, sorry, but directions would be nice.
I'm getting ansy.
We practice at bendor arena, inside the main gym in the wrestling room.
From the Tenlytown metro, just go straight down nebraska towards mass. avenue.
The University will be on your right side. You can enter from car either from Nebraska or make a right turn onto Mass and then left into the university from ward circle.
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-1000
Come today for the Sombo clinic and competition!
Thanks to PSanderson and all who I met and rumbled with. Much fun and learning was had. BTW if any of you are interested in learning about some of the stuff you saw me doing check out my schools website http://www.zongwumen.com
I will probably try to come out once or twice a month on sunday and train at AU, so I'll see you there.
I'm not sure if I met anyone from this forum there besides Jesse; I should probably figure that out at some point. At any rate, very enjoyable and informative. (That bagua clinching/parrying was fascinating stuff. Very impressive, Jesse!) I plan to keep coming. In addition to learning some more groundfighting, I'd also like sometime to try some inter-art sparring.
Another idea that came to me: I noticed that competitive scenario drills were a key learning method. (e.g., person A is in this position, person B in this one.) I'd be curious to try approaching similar drills from an aikido perspective. Not just in terms of using aikido techniques, but also, say, aikido's preference for staying upright on one's knees rather than sprawling out. Something to investigate.
Anyway. Had a great time!
On a sidenote...ironically, one of the wrestling instructors seemed to have a bit of Bullshido going on himself. In the interests of intra-gym harmony, maybe best not to take it to an "investigation" or anything...but yeah. Some outlandish claims, like:
* "beating Royler Gracie black and blue in a match"
* having black belts in eight martial arts (the only one specified was BJJ)
* being the first American to learn Sambo in Russia
* winning various national tournaments in various arts
* inventing the question mark (implied only)
It doesn't bother me, because it was interesting to work with him anyway, but yeah. The irony.
Assuming I don't wake up too sore, I might even sneak over tomorrow night. Work permitting.
Sorry everybody I could not make it sunday...I had a ton of work to take care of and just couldn't make it to the gym.
You gotta forgive Josh Henson, the Sombo guy, he has his head so far up wrestling's ass it is not funny, but he has MAD wrestling skills.
Again, sorry I was not there (since I was the main person advertising this here...well, the only one) But I will see you all wed!!!
Ha ha. Yeah, no problem...it was fairly clear (even from a total novice's perspective) that he knew his stuff. But the sales pitch tone kind of threw me off. See you guys on Wednesday.
Well let's see how this goes.
Thanks for EVERYBODY that showed up...damnit I can't remember the names...but thanks. Hopefully I won't be in such **** shape sunday.
That was good, I think I'll go back.
God I'm out of shape.
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