Friday, October 16, 2009

I think this is funny

I made this video during a long discussion on a danish martial arts forum with some Kyusho guys who believe in "pressure point knockouts". I had nothing else to do that day, so it ended up being a pretty long debate. I failed, however, to manage to get anyone with the "skills" to do a demonstration/test, so in the end, I decided to test it myself. The foundation of combat sports is, as we all know, constant testing of technique in sparring and competition, so why not give this a chance as well ;)

Hope you enjoy the video! (For further entertainment, I recommend reading the comments on the YouTube page as well)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Got a visit from Robson Barbosa and Mauro Salomao last night

About a month ago, I met this guy Robson at a tournament in Sweden. We got to talk and he offered to come by my gym to teach a bit. He is normally teaching in Helsingborg, which is not too far away from Copenhagen where I am located, so I thought it would be a good idea.

Last night, he dropped by together with his friend Mauro and they taught a good gi class. It was the more traditional approach to training that I have experienced in a lot of gyms around in the world, but nevertheless it was interesting and a tough workout with some really good sparring too. Two light, technical grapplers (with seriously impressive grip strength!!]) always makes up for some good rolls.

I learned some cool details and is looking forward to do some more training with the two in the future.

Congratulations, Gunnar.

Watch out for this guy!!