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    Jonny Figgis

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    Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:57 pm

    Hi All,

    Jonny Figgis here from Dublin. Was e-mailing back and forth with Al Peasland recently and he said to check out the forum so here I am. I have to say congratulations to everyone involved; it's a great forum and I've learned some interesting stuff already. Also nice to see people I've either trained with, met or admire posting their views on various topics and I look forward to getting involved.

    So, a little about me then....I started training when I was around eight or nine and trained on and off in various traditional arts. Over the last 10 years or so I've been cross training in Kenpo, Shotokan and Muay Thai but in more recent years I've been concentrating on the area of self protection. I've had the opportunity to train and learn from some great people namely Tony Somers, Matty Evans, Al Peasland, Jamie Clubb, Paddy Doyle, Mo Teague, Bill Kipp, and most recently completed Geoff Thompson's Masterclass. I hope to get to opportunity to train with some other people on my long list of great instructors next year! I'm currently on the Hard Target Instructors Programme and hope to grade for my 1st Dan sometime next year.

    Looking forward to speaking with you all soon.

    Best wishes to all


    Jonny

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:08 pm

    Hey Jonny

    Long time no speak mate. was great training with you on the masterclass mate. glad to see things are going well for you.

    Bout time you made it on here mate, seems like only yesterday I was harping on about this place when we set it up.

    Check out our advertisement for our seminar in february mate. its gonna be awesome would be good to catch up mate.

    Looking forward to your posts.

    Craig
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:33 pm

    Thanks Craig! Yes bout time I got on here and joined in on the discussions. My eyes are sore from catching up on the many posts on here. I particularly liked the one about the relevance of real life experience...it was a great discussion and answered some questions for me so I'm already in debt to you lads :-)

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:34 pm

    no worries mate,

    thats what this place is here for. plus im sure you have a lot to add on some things as well mate.

    spread the word mate, lets get some more Irish folks on board Cool

    Craig
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    Peter Skillen

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Peter Skillen on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:37 pm

    Hi jonny welcome aboard...I think i may have met you at the master class but names i am bad with faces i remember..Nice to have you here.
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:39 pm

    Thanks for that Craig...would be good to get some people from Ireland on for sure.
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:42 pm

    Hi Peter!

    Yes, we did meet at one of the sessions...you gave me a card. I enjoyed your input on the real experience posting. Everyone had something interesting to say. I also like the fact that you lads don't tolerate any crap on this forum. Man, the one reason why I haven't signed up to one before is the amount of crap people talk...style bashing, insults flying...all very juvenile. I think you guys got it right though; each has their own opinion but is respectful with it.

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Guest on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:53 pm

    Absolutely mate,
    we set out to make a decent forum and have some of the best on board for advice mate. so use it and make sure you get the answers you are looking for. Your right mate, we dont take any crap on here, just opinions and have some of the best moderators going to make sure it stays that way.

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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:03 pm

    Well, you have achieved just that mate...well done. I'll have to get my thinking cap on and come up with some questions! Smile
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    Mick Tully
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:32 pm

    Welcome aboard my irish brother!
    Mick x
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:54 pm

    Ah Mick, there you are! We met briefly at the last masterclass in June...we were in the same primary school....small world or what! You'll be hearing from me on here...cead mile failte lad :-)
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:23 pm

    Bishop Galvin's Finest!
    Still causing mischief around the Orwell Park Estate?
    Mick x
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:45 pm

    Well Mick, now that I'm a model citizen I don't get up to much about Orwell. Also, my missus doesn't let me hang around the shopping centre anymore Crying or Very sad Instead I'm confined to mates houses for training...did a good session of restrictive punching last night (which was on the orders of Tony Somers after training with him on Saturday). Hope all is well with you mate. Will get over to train with Al on Spring '09 so perhaps will see you there.
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:57 pm

    Can't wait mate!
    take care
    mick x
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    Michael Turner

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Michael Turner on Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:15 pm

    Hi Jonny

    Welcome to the forum

    Mike
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:05 pm

    Thanks Mike, much appreciated!

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Dave Turton on Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:59 am

    welcome mate .. theres a chance I will be teaching in Dublin next year mate.. be nice to see you on the seminar
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:15 pm

    Thanks Dave. Would love to go to the seminar...Our association is affiliated to the SDF so keep me posted and I'll be there and will hopefully bring some people with me. Looking forward to meeting you.
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    Jon

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jon on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:28 pm

    Failte isteach a chara.

    We're taking over Cool
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:38 pm

    What jon said! ;-)
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:38 pm

    Go raibh maith agat, a chara!

    Yes indeedy, we need to get the numbers up so we can make our presence felt....as least we have Mick Tully on our side! Very Happy
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:42 pm

    Hahahaha x

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by R. Pepper on Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:51 pm

    Is maith liom an caca milis.
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    Jonny Figgis

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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Jonny Figgis on Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:57 pm

    Aha! Chuaigh me go dti an siopa agus ceannaigh me milsean Laughing
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    Re: Hello from Dublin

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:21 pm

    Time to work on my gaelic x

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