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Latest BJJ, Nogi & MMA event news and reports for Morefire ICON team in Luton

Timetable

Luton Class Timetable

MONDAY
Morning/Daytime Open Mat training by appointment only
18:30 | BJJ Juniors
19:30 | BJJ Seniors

TUESDAY
(CLOSED DOORS: training by appointment & invitation only)
Morning/Daytime Open Mat training by appointment only
18:30 | Wrestling
19:30 | Free practice & Sparring (Competition team training)

WEDNESDAY
Morning/Daytime Open Mat training by appointment only
20:00 | BJJ Seniors

THURSDAY
(CLOSED DOORS: training by appointment & invitation only)
Morning/Daytime Open Mat training by appointment only

18:30 | BJJ Foundation drills session
19:30 | Free practice & Sparring (Competition team training)

FRIDAY
Morning/Daytime Open Mat training by appointment only
18:30 | BJJ Juniors
19:30 | BJJ Seniors

*All times subject to change.
**Team training times may vary.

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Brighton Open Tournament ’11

Congratulations to the ICON competition force who decended upon Brighton for the Summer Open Tournament. It was a long day filled with hard fights and everyone from Luton, Peterborough, Bedford, Northampton, Slough and Milton Keynes came together to support each other exceptionally to bring out some stellar, memorable performances.

Many medals were collected but special mention goes to Alim Hasan Islam who won ‘Competitor of the day’ for an excellently composed and disciplined display of top game guard passing. First outing for the Morefire War Wagon too which was epic by all standards!

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WFC 2: Victory for Jefferson George

Congratulations to Jefferson whose training and dedication paid of last weekend as he dominated his opponent in all areas with a skillful display of the well rounded MMA game that he has been crafting over the past few months.

The fight began with an immediate clash of striking where Jeff gained the upperhand which culminated in a flurry of strikes that sent the opponent reeling and badly rocked from a well timed uppercut. As the opponent seeked to clinch to avoid more punishment he was driven against the cage where a tussle for dominance was played out with fighters switching position a couple of times. Finally Jeff accomplished a stronger clinch and switched to a single leg takedown then back to a deep high crotch where he lifted the man high for a big slam! Having secured an impressive takedown he easily controlled with his Jiu-Jitsu and took mount position where he looked to finish although with a last ditch attempt the opponent managed to reverse the position putting jefferson on his back. Unlucky for him the situation got worse though as Jefferson took the initiative to attack a lightning quick triangle choke which combined with a kimura armlock forced a sweep back to mount and the opponent was forced to submit to the choke.

Submission victory at 4 minutes of round 1.

Thanks to all the team at Morefire Luton where Jefferson trains plus all the family who helped Jeff train for this fight including ICON Team Milton Keynes, ICON FreeFlow Bedford, ICON Team Crossface MMA in Harrow, ICON Team Northampton and Northampton Crossfit who prepared Jefferson’s strength and conditiong program. The full fight will be shown on Sky Active Channel 281 shortly.

ICON KIDS Team: Milton Keynes grading day!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the amazing children from Milton Keynes and Luton whose hard work over many months paid off with the receiving of promotion in rank! Some great skills were on display from the many young talents who were out in force – the future really is bright as the sky is the limit for these future champions, and things will only get better as the team grows and these athletes develop! Well done all and special congratulations to the coaches as the technique through dedication as well as enjoyment for the gentle art really was evident in each child who displayed amazing skill with control and compassion! AMAZING WORK GUYS!

The Milton Keynes Kids class has a Facebook page you can follow for information by clicking HERE!

Judo for Jiu-Jitsu Seminar report!

Had a great Judo for Jiu-Jitsu session last night where all participants really enjoyed the exposure to the sister art. For some it was the first attempt at pure tachiwaza (standing practice) and for others it is something that they practice regularly but for all it was a great class which focused on grip fighting, footwork, hip movement and off balancing amoungst others.

A great deal of fine details and  strategies were covered by 2nd Dan Black belt Steve Garrett from St. Katherines Judo Kwai whos talent for teaching and instruction was clear to see with smiles all round proving that the Judo bug is very catching! Many thanks once again to Steve for sharing his knowledge with us.

If you’re interested in training Judo please check out our local Judo club St. Katherines Judo Kwai and you may see some faces you already know as we have lots of guys training both Judo with Jiu-Jitsu already. I’m sure this recent Judo seminar will be the first of many as Judoka & Jiu-Jitsoka share, develop and grow together in Luton & Dunstable.

For more info on Judo in Luton & Dunstable at St. Katherines Judo Kwai please click the links and have a look at their facebook page and website.