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    Tony Terranova

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    John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Tony Terranova on Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:50 pm

    FFMA is hosting a semminar by John B Wills who is a world class martial artist and BJJ instructor. The semminar is available to SDF forum members at a cost of only 15 as it is mainly funded by FFMA as John oversees BJJ training at FFMA. There are limited places therefore please let us know if you want to attend so that we can put your name in the attendee register.

    The semminar is estimated to run from 8.00pm to 10.00pm on Wednesday the 22nd of April at FFMA Woodmancote Village hall venue.

    To secure your place email tony.terranova@fightingfit.gb.com - you can pay on the night (no need for advance payments).
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by esther on Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:41 am

    Believe me guys, this is one you shouldnt miss.He is very very good,knowledgeable and of course accompanied by that aussie humour of his.If you can spare a few hours its well worth it, and of course very reasonably priced!! hope to see some of you there. cheers thumbsup
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Mick Tully on Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:52 pm

    hi Tony
    stick me down and i'll try and muster some of the csp sunday guys too if thats ok
    mick x
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Tony Terranova on Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:56 pm

    Hi Mick,

    Thanks - I have been meaning to reply to you about Rick's semminar - I really want to meet him - I just have to check out my work/travel schedules - if you can give me an approximate idea of how many there will be coming as I am limiting places - as always thanks for your help and constant support -

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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Nick on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:09 am

    Guys for that price thats great value!
    Ive been very lucky & attended one of his seminars a few years ago.
    He's a fantastic teacher & makes it easy to learn & walk away & remember.
    Have fun
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Mick Tully on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:50 am

    Hi tony
    How you all doing mate?
    Looking at 2/3 places if that's possible sir
    Looking forward to meeting all the guys and training with you all
    Again
    Mick x
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Al Peasland on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:55 am

    Well - what can I say

    For those who missed the seminar last night, you missed something really special.

    It was my first time meeting and training with John B Wills and it lived up to everything I was expecting.

    The hour and a half just flew by.

    The talk of raising the bar, assuming everyone you're likely to meet are at an international standard is a great way of raising your own game and searching for more.
    This was something I applied to my own training when I worked the doors full time. Never to assume I'd only be fighting drunken losers, and upping my training more, everytime I took on more shifts.

    This then lead us on to the "invisible BJJ" which was an excellent way of identifying these tiny and subtle techniques that make massive difference to the success or your technique. John had an excellent way of explaining this and also demonstrating it. Nothing short of exceptional and it's clear why he is, without question, one of the world leading martial artists. Just check out his website if you don't believe me.

    http://www.bjj.com.au/main//?page_id=23

    One aspect of the evening that really hit a chord with me was when John explained that instructors often evolve technique over time, but continue to describe it with words that fitted the technique at the start of it's evolution. ie, how we describe a technique may not relate to how it is now applied.
    His point was, as students, we need to watch rather than listen in order to learn the finer points of a technique as most instructors may not even know they are doing these tiny details themselves.

    If we look at the converse of this, as instructors we need to show our students rather than tell them. That means we need to be doing what we preach.

    As Geoff once said on a masterclass seminar, don't take advice from a fat lifestyle coach.

    John certainly can do what he says and then some. It was an amazing demonstration of a man's lifetime study of a special art.
    And as John said, we only touched on 5% of one small area of the art.
    How cool is that!

    I'd like to send a special thank you to Tony and Alan for allowing myself and Mick to come along and join in this event.
    It was an awesome evening and I've taken masses away with me.

    I'd also like to extend a big congratulations to everyone at the FFMA Academy on their BJJ Gradings - well done to all of you.

    http://www.fightingfit.gb.com/

    If anyone is in the area, I highly recommend you contact Tony or Al and get down to their club for a session.
    They are the most welcoming bunch of people, and the training is first class.
    Tony constantly finding new and improved ways to raise the bar on his own training and that of his students.

    Thanks to John for travelling half way around the world to teach us all

    Take care

    Al
    cheers
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by esther on Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:42 pm

    Hi guys, yes it was a very interesting evening.Also because we did our first grading,and we didnt know what to expect and if anyone would like to see our team when john b will did the seminar he has put a pic on his website, on the blog page.
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Mick Tully on Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:33 am

    One of the most inspirational men I have met....and bear in mind who ilve met!Inspired so much that I'm going to get down to FFMA and train with the guys in their bjj program.......if any of you guys can make it I cannot recomend Alan,Tony and Mark highly enough.......see you all in 2 weeks
    Mick x
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    Re: John B Wills BJJ Semminar at FFMA on Wednesday the 22nd of April 2009

    Post by Nick on Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:19 am

    Sounds like you lads had fun with John B Wells, he's a top guy & a guy i want to train more with, check out his seminar list, non stop yearly seminars....

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