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.