Where: Moose's House, Belfast
When: Weekend of 18th August
Contact: dasmoose AT gmail DOT com (msn messenger too)
- Das Moose (N. Ireland)
- Slideyfoot (England)
- MEGALEF (Sweden)
- Odacon (Republic of Ireland)
- Asriel (England)
- adouglasmhor (Scotland)
- Several Gracie Barra NI members (N. Ireland)
- International Man of Mystery and BJJ wizard Waqar Ahmed (N. Ireland)
- Waqar's friend (Iceland)
Hi lads, I've been pondering this for a while and figured I'd try and gauge the level of interest in a possible Belfast throwdown.
I can host 3-4 people (who will be vetted by me to ensure they're not freaky sex offenders :P) in my student flat, and can probably lift around 4 from belfast city airport, for everyone else, there are plenty of B&Bs and the airport is a short bus ride from belfast city centre where I would of course be happy to meet any bullies.
Venue is Queen's University Belfast PE Centre, which has a big martial arts area we could rent for around £6 each for about 4 hours.
Don't have any pictures of the place but this vid of me getting BJJ0wned gives a good idea:
There are two of the red areas, with past experience we've found its more than enough space for 20 people.
So, whats the interest?
Last edited by Das Moose; 7/24/2007 4:28pm at .
Belfast is pretty do-able for me, plus I sort of know my way around. (I did a tour 89-91 there and have visited a couple of times since).
I have to let anyone who intends to roll or spar with me that I have HepC. So if no one wants to do it I won't slag them off or anything, it's not funny and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. That said it's not ta high risk unless we both get cut and a couple of spotters should be able to make sure any blood shows we both stop. (you know it's easy for instance to catch a nail on a mat or something and make it bleed).
Just to point out MEGALEF has expressed an interest in coming over all the way from Sveden....
Come on UK bullies, a few of you have sounded interested to me privately, if megalef can make it from sweden you should easily be able to come to belfast.
Count me in so, will this be an official throwdown?
Yep, sounds good - as long as I get enough advance warning and its on a weekend, should be able to make most dates.
I Dunno, what needs to happen for it to be "official"?
Originally Posted by Odacon
Will def be on a weekend, how long is "enough"?
Originally Posted by slideyfoot
As I'd be wanting to book flights and possibly accommodation (particularly if I can manage to get gf to come along), plus time off work to make a real trip out of it (again, if gf goes along), I'd say about a month or two notice would be good. But no doubt I could get something sorted on less warning too, just be more stressful. :icon_wink
Originally Posted by Das Moose
At the moment, we've got the Grimsby one coming up on 27th October, so not sure if it would be better to have Belfast early next year or try and slip it in before October. Is there any particularly good time for you, in terms of having people stay round, getting guys from your club along, doing it during/outside of term-time (depending on if its better to do it in term-time, for going out drinking afterwards etc, or outside of term-time, so its less busy).
I can do nearly every weekend, except wicker man weekend 21/22 Jul and one at the end of August either 18/19 or 25/26, Ryanair or BMid will get me there, If I can't crash at your place you shouldn't be far from Belfast Travelodge which is OK and I don't mind sharing with someone. Early next year is cool too.