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Hands Of Stone
08-07-2008, 05:21 PM
Afternoon, all…..

Was gonna keep this quiet, but seeing as we might be needing a proverbial carrot to drag more stinking Welsh arses down to the open mat on the 20th July, I’m gonna blow the lid on this anyway, as unbelievably I’m getting more interest shown by western English and south western English clubs who want to attend !

Right, the open mat is £3. Less than most of you pay for a lesson.

Every penny made on the day not used to cover mat hire etc, will be used to fund and set up a website focusing on any and all Welsh MMA, BJJ, Grappling, Thai, reality based fighting arts etc .

This Welsh Fighting Alliance website should hopefully include…

An introduction to the WFA, its aims and objectives.

Regional news, competition/seminar/show announcements.

A regional club directory.

Individual club spotlights (with direct links to currently available club websites) and fighter focus'.

A forum.

A Fighters Wives Section.

I’ve got off my arse to sort this cos I was getting weekly emails saying ‘Hi, I’m Ianto from Ynysybwl and I’m looking for a club to train in, see butt…’ and I’d just point them in the general direction of their nearest club.
I’ve thrown ‘Wales MMA’, ‘Welsh MMA’ etc into Google a few times and just got bits and pieces but nothing overly helpful for people trying to find a club.

This is gonna cost me time and money and I’ll probably get nothing of mention back but at least it’ll keep me busy for a few months instead of me stroking my pole stupid outside animal sanctuaries.

Through phone calls, emails and general local knowledge I’ve sourced 16 clubs in the South Wales area to who this should be of interest, many of these could not support a website off their own backs.

Anyway, Chris (Godders from this site) has offered his services and is currently sourcing someone cheap and reliable to host the site, then he’s going to build it himself from the ground up.
And the fuckers Scottish for fucks sake, lol !

So basically, every Welsh club pull their finger out and try to get at least a couple of their guys/girls down to show willing and hopefully you’ll all see the benefit asap….

The Hands

Hywel Teague
08-07-2008, 10:17 PM
Very cool - good luck with it Paul.

Everyone in Wales should support this

shakus maximus
08-07-2008, 10:49 PM
we will be there mate
really looking forward to it
the website will be great for us as we dont have one at the moment.
see you on the 20th
Shaky


This is gonna cost me time and money and I’ll probably get nothing of mention back but at least it’ll keep me busy for a few months instead of me stroking my pole stupid outside animal sanctuaries. :D
that made me spit my coffee out

shakus maximus
08-07-2008, 10:52 PM
paul
u should put this post on the main pro forum as there are still loads of guys that dont read the club section for whatever reason

MMA RULES
09-07-2008, 07:19 AM
Good luck Paul. If you need any help just email me.

stuart@fight-factory.co.uk or tom@fight-factory.co.uk

Hope you well.

wagon
09-07-2008, 12:45 PM
cunt I think I'm in a wedding!!!

Hands Of Stone
09-07-2008, 02:43 PM
I'm at a wedding the night before, in Pembroke. So, no excuses for those living 'to far away'....
I've sorted a driver to bring me back cos I expect to be still shit-faced. :D

The Hands

wagon
09-07-2008, 03:07 PM
I'm at a wedding the night before, in Pembroke. So, no excuses for those living 'to far away'....
I've sorted a driver to bring me back cos I expect to be still shit-faced. :D

The Hands

It's only my cousin so i may just not go.

Hands Of Stone
09-07-2008, 03:19 PM
You're from the valleys. Its your cousins wedding...Ergo, it must be YOUR wedding, too !

The Hands

wagon
09-07-2008, 03:32 PM
You're from the valleys. Its your cousins wedding...Ergo, it must be YOUR wedding, too !

The Hands

already married to my sister.

shakus maximus
09-07-2008, 05:44 PM
i heard wagons sister is married to the guy out of the film wrong turn

boxingbrit
09-07-2008, 05:50 PM
Good effort. Hope it all goes well and is well supported.

Godders
09-07-2008, 10:07 PM
Nothing but Welsh blood flows in these veins.

There was a party and everything.

Timbomo
15-07-2008, 12:41 AM
Cant wait....anyone out on the lash in Cardiff after?

Rob T
15-07-2008, 01:54 PM
I've only just read this, argh. Can't make it this weekend either :(

Hope all goes well mate.

shakus maximus
15-07-2008, 04:06 PM
Cant wait....anyone out on the lash in Cardiff after?

Tim, is that all you Newport boys think about, fighting and drinking???:D

shakus maximus
15-07-2008, 04:06 PM
does anyone have a postcode for the gym????

Hands Of Stone
15-07-2008, 04:21 PM
Had a response from most clubs.
Biggest hiccup is people saying 'I'm not good enough to come...' or 'I'm gonna get battered...'.

i) It's a mixed ability day for exchanging ideas and learning from
ii) It's not a competition in the slightest. How can you not be good enough if it's not about being tapped out.

So far I've heard back from...

Dogs of War, Penarth.
Daves Gym, Cardiff.
Gracie Barra, Swansea & Cardiff.
Canton BJJ, Cardiff.
Tim Numan and whatever his Newport scumbags are called.
Most of Pedro's S.Wales based clubs.
Oli Ellis and the Carrot Academy, Clevedone.
Alex Owen and the Cider Barra, Clevedone.
Some Cardiff and Vale of Glam. Judo clubs.
Inquisitive individuals.

Still waiting for yes/no's or general recognition of invite from.....

Falcons, any and all of Heaths clubs.
SSJJ, and Budgie.
Any of the guys from Pembroke.
Blaen Afon Sub Wrestling.


Open invite to all clubs, gyms and individuals still stands.


The Hands.

Hands Of Stone
15-07-2008, 04:23 PM
Rich, I'll throw up a google maps link and a sat-nav addy tonight, ok.
Don't worry, we've got street lighting and everything down here......

The Hands

shakus maximus
15-07-2008, 05:54 PM
Rich, I'll throw up a google maps link and a sat-nav addy tonight, ok.
Don't worry, we've got street lighting and everything down here......

wot is street lighting????:confused:

Hands Of Stone
16-07-2008, 03:52 PM
For Sat Nav - House opposite the gym has postcode CF64 1EU

Google Map here... (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-ha-emea-uk-goog-gm&utm_medium=ha&utm_term=google%20maps) Just throw CF64 1EU into the search box.

The Hands.