Saturday, March 28, 2009

West Coast Jiu-jitsu Weclomes Guest from Blog

Earlier this week, our dojo had a guest come for a drop-in. This was a first. It is very exciting to know that my blog is making enough of an impact that someone visiting from out of town wanted to come visit and train at my dojo.

I had never met Dave before, but he has been following my blog for awhile. He trains in a variant of Can-ryu back in Ottawa. Many of the fundamentals are alike, but of course, there are a number of differences. That being said, the differences weren't so pronounced that he was a fish out of water. In fact, he trained with very good intensity and control and with an excellent attitude. He fit in well, both on and off the mats. Because it was our weekly Wednesday wing night, he even came out to join us for a bite to eat after class.

It was great meeting Dave and training with him. Everyone enjoyed having him and we would very much welcome him on the mats again should he ever come back to Vancouver.

This goes for anyone else reading my blog. If you ever come out to the Vancouver area for a visit for whatever reason, please feel free to contact me about coming in for a drop-in if you're up for some training. :)


Steve said...

I've considered doing just that. I, of course, WOULD be a fish out of water doing most of the stuff you guys train! :D

Lori O'Connell said...

Well, if you're ever in the area, you'd be more than welcome. :)

Anonymous said...

Steve, I would heartily recommend dropping in to visit and train. This is great fun regardless of the amount of experience; we were all beginners at one time. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming. I really enjoyed my time at West Coast JJ from the time I walked in, warmed up (game of freeze tag!), trained and went out for wings and beer after. If I am ever back in Vancouver, I will definitely go back and train as a guest again. Thanks again to Lori, Chris and everyone for an excellent evening.
Peace, Dave.