Rob when will the results be going up?
I left the sheets in a box at the gym, I'm out the country till monday so will probably be tuesday, sorry for the delay.
Rob McCrum, Pro BW. www.bjjscotland.co.uk
majid had been spoken to about certain stuff , let's be truly honest here who really gives a shit about it no ones losing sleep over it!
You said everyone was bitching about the hive and I don't know if it was sarcasm or just a snidey remark about putting the medal up as we are all so proud. I do not know now the other gyms are run but it's not just a gym but a business also and to help sustain that business clothes such as vests hoodies and shorts are sold and not just to gym members but whoever wants one( not saying maj does not train at the hive but he also trains else where) , including the general public or punters who come to shows, again coaches have no say in when they wear what they've purchased! As stated numerous times coaches etc have no say in students actions ( there has been advice given but that is upto the individual to take said advice) and therefore can't stop a student sandbagging if he is there at a grappling comp ( without anyone else from the team especially coaches) . The situation created here has not done any harm to our gym as everyone knows maj was there himself acting on his own, not like anyone fom FHFT encouraged it, anyway as said before maj felt will be in the advanved( if no intermediate available next time) so it works out. I'm no saying anymore as I think everyone's heard it all over and over again, peace!
I said towards this Gilani guy "Unless you want to have everyone bitching about you/your gym you shouldn't be doing this. "
I mentioned Fighters Hive once saying about if I where a coach I'd say something to him. If you say he wasn't repping your club and was wearing a vest bought there (multiple gyms/entering comp as independant) then fair enough... My bad and appoligies to Fighters Hive on my part. I maybe put 2+2 and got 5 because of him wearing the name of the gym.
If that is the case, then I would like to correct the part I mentioned Fighters Hive and say to Gilani that I hope he gets kicks showing that spray gold tin medal to whoever cares and take great pride in the fact he is a cheat. To me it is no better than if a young looking 20 year old passed for looking 15 and won an under 16's tourniment.
Bottom line, never meant to offend Fighters Hive... It's a pitty you have to have people like this in your club when others comply with Martial Arts etiquette, peace.
I am reluctantly posting to justify my decision of competing in the beginners category. I competed in the beginners category for the no gi comp in October and then in December where I was knocked out in the first round of each competition. After that I competed in the beginners category last week where I did better. I lost my very first match to a guy from the lycans gym but as he got injured I was given another shot where I was awarded the gold by Gary Christie which I reluctantly accepted (you can ask him to verify this). Then I competed in a shallow absolute division where I won but with great struggle. If I had something to hide why would I commend every opponent I faced by informing them that I trained longer than them.
Rob and Co are doing an amazing job in running these competitions but the categories were too vague for my personal liking because if I am being put out in the first round of beginners categories in previous comps then what gives me the right to enter the advanced category in the next comp. I am a white belt with garbage fundamentals and am a crap grappler which the juice and others have highlighted in the past. So how do i become a sand bagger after winning these medals? I have been knocked out the first rounds of white belt divisions in gi competitions as well, should I have still entered the advanced category last week. By being an academic I class progress over labels where If i entered the advanced category there would ne no real progress as i have not finished business at the beginners category, it's like doing a one year Masters degree without an honours which is poor logic.
I am more than happy to return the medals because I have achieved something which is more important and that is to know that I have earned the right to compete in either an intermediate or advanced category. I regularly train at the Fighter's Hive where I am probably one of the most hardest working students there. I have gained a lot from training there and I have also added some more to my game by training at GB Glasgow where time at both places led me to attain the recent results. Rob, Meat and Gary I will return the medals the next time I see you. The people who were attacking me please know the whole story before you make a judgement. I am really thankful for people being impartial or siding with me but am also dissapointed with people attacking me without knowing the whole story because I have really worked hard to improve my game.
To Danny Gray, for your information although I maybe a mongo but I have followed the sport for over ten years where an ill prepared version of me with no bjj game was going to compete in an mma fight in September 2003 in Maryhill Glasgow under a Duncan James show but due to last minute changes I fought a thai fight. I also watched my friend Craig fight Willie Scott a few months later and my friend John fight ref John.
To everyone I will return my medals to the comp management, now please move on...........
Heres the deal regardless if u think u r shite or not it's cheating dude it's not really explainable is it. The categorys were over/under a year. I don't know or have anything against you but u cheated dude, I think you know this yourself and that's maybe why u r sending the medals back. Just stick to the rules buddy regardless what u think.
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