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    Brian Jacks took our class last night.

    Just wanted to share with you that Judo 8th dan, former world and Olympic Bronze medallist and Superstars champion Brian Jacks visited my club yesterday evening and took the class.
    It was great to meet someone who, due more to his exploits as Superstars Champion, was my childhood idol.
    Anyway i'm still smiling and telling anyone who's willing to listen all about it.

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    Sweet. I bet he had some serious chops to share.
    Train hard, fight easy.

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    Brian Jacks???! Bloody Hell. I thought he'd Retired to Thailand.

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    What Ed said....

    C'mon Man! Make with the stories!!
    "So, yeah, Zen teachers may well insult you, work you to the bone, hit you with sticks, shout verbal abuse at you, and punch the **** out of you.
    And when the ****'s been punched out of you, you might just find that you're far better-off without it." - Vieux Normand

    "So in short, BJJ wins again. BJJ, and chainmail." - TheMightyMcClaw

    "On bullshido, your opinions are not sacred, neither are your feelings." - Scrapper

    "You entered the lions' den. Don't bitch if you get eaten." - danniboi07

    "Needless to say, it's much easier to clear a bunch of drunk kids out of your house when you're yelling GTFO and carrying a samurai sword." - DerAuslander

    "Eventually, I realized it doesn't matter what art you train, what matters is the method in which you train. Training in an alive manner, under skilled and qualified instruction, is the single most important aspect of gaining martial skill. All else is window dressing." - JNP : Saying it how it is!

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    Good for you Stu. I think every Judoka should seek out and train with elite Judoka so that the understand the huge gulf between rec Judo and elite Judo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    Brian Jacks???! Bloody Hell. I thought he'd Retired to Thailand.
    He has but he visits the UK from time to time and he is the President at one of the clubs where I train http://www.yoshinryu.co.uk/brian-jacks/

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    Good for you Stu. I think every Judoka should seek out and train with elite Judoka so that the understand the huge gulf between rec Judo and elite Judo.
    Absolutely, there are black belts and then there are international level Black belts who live and breath Judo.
    The main thing Brian Jacks had as working on was throwing with a double lapel grip so that you could throw both sides without changing grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JingMerchant! View Post
    What Ed said....

    C'mon Man! Make with the stories!!
    We know about his knees. We know he left Judo cos they wouldn't pay his paltry 'phone bill even itemised......

    What an opportunity. Fantastic. Good luck to you (and him).

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    It is always to train with a world-class athlete, especially when they are down to earth and not pretentious.

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    Lucky you. It's good to hear about your experience.

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