Week 12

Posted: 20th November 2010 by glyn.roberts in Thailand

My final full week of training. Where has the time gone?
This week I mixed up my training further by adding in some MMA and BJJ classes so I can experience everything Tiger has to offer.
Also this week we have a 3 hour seminar with UFC Legend Royce Gracie.

The MMA classes are ran by Ray Elbe and about 2 hours long. They run through different take-down techniques and some ground game. Not much stand-up training in the beginner classes but you can cover that in the Muay Thai classes yourself. Fun class to do and worth sticking with if you are interested in MMA and cage fighting.

Royce Gracie Seminar

Every year in November Tiger has Royce Gracie come over to share his experiences and train at the club.
This 3 hour seminar was amazing and one of the best experiences I have ever had.
The class starts with a 2 1/2 hour technique and grappling session followed by 1/2 hour question and answer section with Royce himself.
The technique session would start with a demonstration of what he wants you to do and them he would walk round and correct anything that you were doing wrong. He showed some very effective moves with take-downs and handling yourself when someone is grounding and pounding you. Royce is very charismatic when walking you through moves and speaks English very well.
The question and answer question at the end was really interesting as he described his UFC experiences and how he was raised learning BJJ. He also mentioned that he wants to do one final fight in the UFC so we may get to see him on TV again soon.
He is very funny and gives excellent advice so a fantastic way to bring my journey to an end.