Massive Week for EMA
Wow what a massive week we have had in the dojo. Its started last Saturday at the Uni freshers fair where we met a whole load of new people and I think most of the uni signed up to the Uni Jiu Jitsu club. Will tell you how that first session went later on.
Our talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team headed up by coach Zak Reed came back with a clutch of medals in both the adults and kids section from the Hereford open on Sunday. Well done on everyone who made the podium and if you didn’t don’t worry your time will come soon
Next our new stationary arrived which looks amazing. Thanks to Craig, Aldo and Helen for making this happen. On Tuesday we hosted a free beginners taster in MMA where almost 50 people showed up. Unfortunately due to space we could only sign up 30 for the new beginners course and I think all places have now gone. Next one will be in January so let us know if you want a place as they always go fast.
Wednesday we recruited almost another 50 to our Exeter College enrichment Jiu Jitsu programme. We are the largest enrichment activity on the college campus and are proud to have them as a business partner where we can offer top quality self defence for all their students.
Moving on to Thursday we are back at the Uni to teach 80 of Exeter University finest in their first Jiu Jitsu while here in our lovely city. The session was a huge success. As you may know, I have returned to the club I started when I first came to Exeter in 2006. Fittingly one of the students that day ten years ago was by my side teaching the class – Jaimie Smallwood. Obviously this was a proud moment for me after sharing 1000+hours with this talented black belt.
Also in the last seven days I had a meetings with the new Exeter College Martial Arts Academy students re classes starting up next week and the Ultimate Boxing championship lead Pindi Madahar and the boxers for the show coming up in November. Tonight sees more of our boxers in action with culmination of the latest season of boxers fighting and raising money for Cancer Research. Good luck to them all and our boxing coach Chris and his teasm who are cornering at Riverside Leisure Centre.
So you can see its been a super busy week for us all on top of teaching our regular awesome classes in the gym which have been jam packed with new people coming in and trying FREE taster session and taking advantage of our membership deals. Big thank you to the staff and instructors at EMA who have put in the extra. What a week !! , See you on the mats.