This weekend sees the opening of my new teams gym.
When I say new team that’s not technically true, this is a team of like minded individuals who have been incredibly influential in BJJ within the South Yorkshire area since the early days.
I have trained with these guys for the last 15 years or so. These guys are the pioneers.
There’s been a lot of speculation and rumours around the setting up of this gym. I’m not going to get into that here as it’s none of my concern what people will or will not believe.
I will say that this is a team, a real team. A family not just a club.
Saturday saw Rebellion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu open it’s doors and welcome anyone with a like minded attitude to training and friendship. I personally was incredibly humbled to see over 50 people on the mats, including 7 Black belts….. 7…. that’s simply incredible.
Those 7 black belts represent the graft and commitment that goes into the journey of a bjj practitioner.
Gregg Rodgers (me)
Lloyd Cooper (of Combat Base)
And newly promoted black belt
Paul ‘Atty’ Attwood
There were new faces and some old faces. It was incredible. I look forward to the journey a head.
I want to finish this post by saying thank you to the people who have put this gym and team together. As John said this is not his club. He is the head coach.
This is a club set up and run by a group of people with the same goal. So thank you to the following people.
John, Atty, Ian, Gav, Lesley and Phil.
The Rebellion begins…….