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Godders
28-02-2003, 03:18 PM
Hi guys

What should i expect tomorrow at the Royce Gracie seminar?

Its over 2 days and a semi private on monday.

What will he roughtly go through?

Rob Hannis
28-02-2003, 06:12 PM
At the 3 hr seminar in shefield we in a 3 hr session we did 2 1/2 hrs of technique then 1/2 hour rolling.

Looked at using the gi quite a bit in them too. Did an anlke lock starting from standing, then the counter. 3 counters to rear naked strangle. Then quite a bit from side control including some gi chokes and an arm bar. You'll have to see what he pulls out of the bag for you though godders.

Godders
01-03-2003, 07:20 PM
Day one gone

It was fan bloody tastic. It was mostly top game with a cool host of armbars, triangles and chokes.

The stuff he done was simple, but very effective, yet stuff ive never seen.

Tomorrow is defending the guard.

I even got to spar with the man himself :D
And i did pretty good.

We started on our knees and i managed to get him on his back (which is where he wanted, lets be honest). I did the guard pass i learned from JK seminar (two arms under, locked, pick up. stack).
He stopped me locking my hands so it means i couldnt stack him. So i flipped him to his back. I got a hook in and was about to get the other in when i realised... this is royce gracie........
So i faked it and went for a armbar.

He locked his arms and stood up (i aint light!) but i trangled his wrists like he showed us (just not in that pos) with my legs. He seemed quite impressed and he then escaped and went into my half guard. Sorta rolled about there till he got side mount then grabbed my gi and did the walk around - north south pos choke.

I had my hand on his hip to block it as i knew it was coming. He then looked like he was going to mount me and as i tried to move my hips and leg to block this, he jumped and finished off the choke.

It was a really good roll as it was quite zen like. I really enjoyed it :D (more importantly.. i lasted almost the whole round :p )


Straight after me a guy who didnt come with a GI rolled with royce. This guy was bigger than me and seemed hell bent in going after royce.

He kneed Royce quite hard in the stomach. Bad move... As he grunted, groaned and went 100% royce just lead him into trap after trap. It was amazing to watch. The guy would use all his power, pill into royce, next min hes pinned and then in a armbar or choke. And a few heelhooks that will be sore tomorrow.

The guy responded by "Im not used to gi" royce replied cool as anything "Take it off then". He then kept going at the guy again and again and again till the guy was exhausted.

Fair play to the guy. He gave it his all. But Royce loved every min of it. He said later on "Do these people know what i do for a living. I love this stuff"


End of the story. I went for a nice technical roll (not that im any good) and got a great experience. The other guy is gonna be sore.

Oh and the coolest armbar ive seen to date is the one Royce did from scarf hold. It was seriously the muts nuts!

andymc
01-03-2003, 08:31 PM
so i guess u enjoyed yourself bro lol, wish i had have come now :confused:

cagewarriors
01-03-2003, 08:33 PM
Sounds like you had a lot of fun Mr Webmaster "Godrod" Godders, but did you get him to wear your T,shirt?????

Actually you sound like you were being gentle with him today so lets see if you can tap him tommorrow???

andymc
01-03-2003, 09:18 PM
u should rough him up a bit tomorrow :kickass: pimp2:

Godders
01-03-2003, 09:42 PM
LOL

Ill stick to Mr nice Royce cheers

He could shove my head up my ass if he felt like it.

It really is amazing to watch. Its soooo smooth. When you seen him against the big guy (and mostly likely against myself) that he just waited and was already 12 moves ahead of you.

It was funny as fuck when i was in his guard. I just thought.... oh shit.. Dan Severn.......

But he let me uncross his legs.which was nice :)

Godders
02-03-2003, 06:52 PM
Ill be doing a full write up on this soon.

Big thanks to Scot, Dennis, Marc Walder, Steven and of course Royce gracie for a cracking seminar.

I got a blue belt 1 stripe :D :D

andymc
02-03-2003, 07:11 PM
i know youve been training your ass off past few months so it was well deserved, did u use my digital camera for some pics wi Royce?

Godders
02-03-2003, 07:57 PM
Cheers bro

Im well chuffed :D

I got piccys, ta for the camera. Im gonna do a full report soon :chinese:

Maccavelli
03-03-2003, 11:19 AM
Congrats dude on the blue belt, told ya didnt I?

Godders
03-03-2003, 11:30 AM
I thought i might get a blue belt.. But blue 1 stripe..

Feck me...

Cheers for all your help dude :D