Christmas Update :)

Christmas Update :)

Christmas update from Wave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Competiton wins and Owen getting his new belt

Christmas grading and opening times.

Christmas Grading Saturday 16th December

As you may have noticed Christmas is slowly approaching.  This means only one thing.  Our annual Christmas grading is also approaching!  This year will start as the others,here is the schedule:

12:00 Start with grading

12:30 Group shot and other photos

12:35 Open mat and shark tanks for new grades

14:30 Go home shower

17:00 Meet at Italian Job for food and drinks (book here)

There will be a change of venue for the Christmas party.  We will be going for drinks and food at The Italian Job on Devonshire Road.  The menu will be a buffet of:

  • Torta fritta e salumi (pizza bread and salami)

  • olive ascolane (olive something)

  • arancini vegetarian (vegetarian rice balls)

  • reginelle (surprise)

  • mini burger (not a big burger)

  • finger food aubergine parmigiana (what it says)

  • mini  panna  cotta (desert!)

Tickets for this are only £25.  Use the link below to reserve your spot.  But hurry! have to let the venue know numbers the week before.

 

Christmas Opening Hours in Chiswick:

Christmas Eve:  Public Open Mat 11:00-13:00,

Christmas Day: CLOSED

Boxing Day: CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December: to Saturday 30th December Public Open Mat 12:00-14:00

New Years Eve: CLOSED

New Years Day: CLOSED

Christmas Opening Hours in Elephant:

Christmas Day: CLOSED

Boxing Day: CLOSED

Friday 29th: Public Open Mat 18:00-19:00

New Years Day: CLOSED

Kids Classes Chiswick on holiday from 12th December (This is the last class this year) and Resuming on 8th of January 2018

 

Comment

South East a history.

Our school in the South East has come a long way.  It was started on a whim in 2016 when we wanted to expand Wave. We were then called ChiswickBJJ and so not only did we add another school, we also had to change the name.  So let's look at the history of our school in Elephant.

 Our first logo

Our first logo

Before we opened a second school in Elephant & Castle, we used to be called ChiswickBJJ, once we opened the second school we had three options, either we keep the name ChiswickBJJ and impose it on the South East, we call the second school Elephant&CastleBJJ which didn't quite have a nice ring to it, or we change the name.  So after staring at the old logo long and hard we decided to call it... WaveBJJ.  The original logo was designed by Keith Goodenough and was really hard to replace.  We will come to this later in the story as we didn't have a new logo for ages.

 Jean Noel showing off our new space.

Jean Noel showing off our new space.

We started our Elephant and Castle in February 2016 at The Artworks which is a temporary venue that was built to accommodate businesses during the redevelopment of the area.  It was the first place Lorenzo saw and he fell in Love with the venue.  The gallery matched the feel of the club and lent itself to a space to grow into.  We brought the mats from Chiswick and set to work on growing the classes here.  To begin with it mainly consisted of people coming down from Chiswick.  As the venue had a lot of footfall it soon attracted the locals and began to grow.

 Steve pre beard

Steve pre beard

One by one the club started to grow.  it felt like the start at Chiswick only there was a lot more free marketing just by being at The Artworks.  Another reason is that what WaveBJJ likes to do as much as training is socialising, and the venue was slap bang in between two bars and some great little restaurants/streetfood vendors.  So as we always do we chatted drank and laughed.

 Beer!

Beer!

As Elephant has grown we have brought in new instructors to help out which brought new techniques and new conversations with some great talent.  

Great class in Elephant & Castle :)

A post shared by WaveBJJ (@wavebjjuk) on

With Joanna, Nima, Muuji and Richard the team keeps growing.

A post shared by WaveBJJ (@wavebjjuk) on

A post shared by WaveBJJ (@wavebjjuk) on

A post shared by WaveBJJ (@wavebjjuk) on

We look forward to great things from our South East branch with big changes coming soon.

IMG_4892.jpg

Comment

Keto or Keton't?

Keto or Keton't?

An easy guide to the keto diet for dummies (Lorenzo).  What you can and can't eat.  Remember I am not a doctor or a nutritionist.  This advice is taken at your own risk.

Welcome to WaveBJJ

Comment

Welcome to WaveBJJ

The change from ChiswickBJJ to Wave BJJ.  With a new class in Elephant and Castle, South East London, the time came for the change.  Lots of great memories were made with many more to come :)

Comment