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Advil and Solpadeine, my friends for the night

I can’t remember the last time I was in bed at 5pm, but yesterday, I was that soldier. A small part of me considered ringing one of the boys to go get Robert from his hotel and bring him to the seminar, but I just manned up a bit and dragged myself out, took 2 solpadeine and forced myself into the shower.

I’m really glad I did.

Last night we did an excellent gi seminar with some nice sweeps, a really nice single leg set up and some good Q&A in which I really pestered Robert. Tom has actually done a far better job than me in his blog recording the techniques, so maybe you should all read there to know what we did. He took notes see? But I suppose the big news is that myself and Robert got some chances to talk about the future and we decided that we will continue to work together and that Informed Performance will be an official Drysdale Jiu Jitsu school as of the end of this sentence.

So what does that mean then? Well, firstly, there’s some cool patches to get on your gi. That’s the important stuff out of the way. Secondly, Robert will be returning to Ireland once a year for a seminar with us. Next time I’ll do my best to stay healthy Robert and actually take you around town! That means that we will have access to one of the best BJJ coaches and practitioners on the planet (why do people use that term so much? Do they think that somewhere in the solar system someone might be hiding their skills?). Also, we’ll have great training opportunities to go to Las Vegas… yes I said TRAINING opportunities and there are lots of really good Drysdale Jiu Jitsu schools in Europe and the USA too. Add to that the fact that we’ll be competing under the reputable Drysdale banner.

I think this is a great opportunity to make our gym the best around. We may lack the experience of other gyms but we’re young and we’re improving every day. There’s no better match for us right now than Robert and his association.


6 thoughts on “Advil and Solpadeine, my friends for the night

  1. Nice one!

    Posted by Steve | October 21, 2009, 2:44 pm
  2. awesome

    also link to my blog isnt working, technophile

    Posted by Tom D | October 21, 2009, 3:54 pm
  3. Hello from finland,

    Still lurking around here. Hey Barry the old truth in BJJ is the quantity and quality of your patches in your gi is directly equilevant on your rolling skills. But really cool. That is about as good coaching you can get. Robert was here in finland giving seminar i didn’t have change to go but i only heard good things.

    Posted by Janne Tarvainen | October 23, 2009, 7:06 am
  4. We will try to visit you next summer. I got fiancee nowadays and she trains way more BJJ than me. Luckily i am much fatter so she doesn’t embarras me totally yet. We have 4 weeks holiday next summer so i am sure we can visit you for couple of days.

    On another note anyone from there coming to lissabon to BJJ european championships on january? I am propably there if work doesn’t come in a way.

    Posted by Janne Tarvainen | October 27, 2009, 1:30 pm

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