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14 May 2018

14/05/2018 - 1st BJJ session in Clifton gym, near Bristol University

Class #981
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 14/05/2018

Great first session at our new second venue in Clifton, at The Exercise Club on 213 Whiteladies Road. Short walk from Redland train station, with some parking nearby (though it is £2 an hour, from what my students said).

I am especially pleased that there are full shower facilities for both women and men, as that's the biggest problem with our main venue, MYGYM. The mats at The Exercise Club are upstairs in a lovely high ceilinged room (the gym is a converted church). There is also lots of pink in the gym, which pleases me greatly. I'm keen to expand our timetable there, I think it's going to be a great fit! 😁

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The mat space is slightly larger than the MYGYM studio, though still much smaller than large matspace downstairs at MYGYM (which is the big advantage of that venue). They are jigsaw mats too, but a bit thicker than the MYGYM mats.

I haven't yet decided on the class format, as it depends on who attends. Today there was a mix, so I went through some technical mount details, ending up with open mat time so the higher belts could play.

My knee didn't complain too much, though for technical mount I must make sure my injured knee is the raised one. Behind the head, it wasn't quite as happy. 😉

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