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Monday April 23rd - Beginner and Advanced NoGi

Big beginner class on Monday night lead by Rowan.  After an intense warmup with several rounds of shrimps, rolls, technical standups and pummelling we moved on to the technique portion of the class.  We first worked through arm drag takedowns. …

Drysdale Jiu Jitsu Ireland at Grapplepalooza 2012

Nathan applying the pressure. Patrick going for the choke. Adam cutting off the oxygen. James driving through the middle. Tom setting up an attack. Rowan starting to climb. Grant deliberating between a sweep or submission from single leg…

Grapplepalooza - Saturday 21st April

On Saturday, Kyuzo/Drysdale Jiu Jitsu's instructor put on the second instance of the best NoGi competition in Ireland.  Over 150 competitors travelled from all over Ireland and abroad to compete in this grappling extravaganza.  Eight competitors…

Wednesday 18th April - Welcome to my guard

For the beginner Gi class, we worked on position within guard before working a standing guard break and pass.  We drilled through with increasing levels of resistance and then problem solved to fix any holes.  After that, we lined up against…

Monday 16th April - Beginner and Advanced NoGi

Monster beginner class with loads of new faces.  The mats were packed!  We worked through an armbar from Guard and then the Omoplata when they defend the position.  Lots of guard passing drilling to finish off the class and then on to the…

March 26th - Beginner and Advanced NoGi

It was great to see the mats packed on such a warm spring evening. After our warmup, pummeling and takedowns drills Rowan took the class through moving from side control to scarf hold and securing the position from there.  Next he showed…

Wednesday 21st March – Beginner and Advanced BJJ

7pm Beginner BJJ:  For the beginners class tonight we worked on establishing good control in mount, and once control is established moving on to submission.  Everybody reacts differently when they are mounted, some knee elbow escape, some…

Monday March 12th - Beginner and Advanced NoGi

It was great to see some more new faces tonight taking the plunge into the world of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. In the beginner class we worked on taking the back from butterfly guard.  It was broken down into easily managable and understandly pieces…

Irish BJJ Open 2012

On Saturday 10th March, we had ten athletes representing Drydale Jiu Jitsu Ireland at the 2012 Irish BJJ Open.  Here are the team results: Amanda English - Gold - Womens Blue Belt Light Feather Amanda English - Gold - Womens Absolute Adam…

Wednesday 07th March - Beginner and Advanced BJJ

7pm Beginner BJJ:  Tonight was all about the takedown.  Working from the feet, getting good posture and establishing grips before then setting yourself up for the single leg.  We worked through three options to finish the takedown depending…