Craggy Island in Guildford for me. Bomb down the A3, easy to get there.
I ve done some ju jitsu for about 2 years now and must say it depends of the club you go to.
Mine is rather socially oriented (lots of strange looking girls and beers (familiar looking) after each session)
But I prefer smth more yojimbo style (actually be able to perform some self defense), so I can enjoy more rather than being thrown by girls and trying to smile to them while barely walking.
As an aside, it's interesting to hear the word "ju-jitsu" being used again.
I used to do Judo when I was a teenager (long time ago), and my understanding then was that Judo was a development of the older ju-jitsu, really designed to make it more popular to a general audience. I forget now what the difference was between them. Perhaps judo was seen more of a sport than a "martial art".
So, has there been a "Campaign for Real Ju-Jitsu" in recent years then, or what?
What is your take on this?
BTW, I find I can still remember some of the japanese names for the throws, e.g. seonage for shoulder-throw; tomeonage for stomach-throw (my favourite in those days - so dramatic).
I think 5 minutes on the Judo mat nowadays would kill me.
Sorry, make that 1 minute.
Another expedition I went on with the bike and tent was to the island of Terschelling off the coast of Holland. I also had a metal detector. The Lutine sank there in Napoleonic times. It carried the entire pay for the British army fighting in Europe !
after 12 years how good have you become at piano ?I have a full-time job but because I do shift work I actually have access to the market I trade for more than 75% of the trading hours (overall). Sometimes I have a full week of trading. I sometimes think it's no different to saying I am a full time trader with a part time job! I train at the gym most mornings and get home ready for the afternoon opening of the US market. I am also learning to play the piano.
Have you seen this video!
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I assume most people will either trade for a living or as a hobbie that hopefully makes them money, but out of curiosity what other interests do you have?