Before diving into this changes, I want to thank all of those people who are training with me. Even though Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is individual sport, it is sport that is very hard to train by yourself. I am extremely happy about the people whom have started training with me, you guys are great! Gym feels more like place where I hangout with my friends! Thank you guys, I really mean it 🙂
But to the point…
I have been contacting (or been contacted by, to be precise) several different black belts. Next year, I’m hoping to get at least 4 seminars organised at Arete.
Seminars are not included in the memberships, so there will be a fee for seminar. How much will the fee be? I cannot give you exact number, but the ballpark will be between 10-50€ / seminar.
Once a seminar will get confirmed, I will inform about seminars well before the actual seminar.
Seminars are unique change to learn from highly skilled Jiu Jitsu practitioners. It is always a good investment to participate to a seminar.
Training camp In Athens (Sat & Sunday / Fri & Sat, summer 2017)
I have a good friend in Athens, who owns a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. We have been discussing about organising a get together weekend in Athens. We would travel there, train together, have dinner party and generally have a good time.
Ever since I started Bjj, I have tried to train in every single destination where I’ve visited. It is absolutely fantastic way of meeting new people, making friends and sharpening your toolbox.
Travelling to Athens is very cheap (been there twice, 35€ for a round trip both times) and the time spent on travelling is very tiny.
Athens is fairly cheap city, food and accommodations are very reasonable there.
This get together has been planned for next summer, possibly July. We just need to figure out the actual dates together.
Again, there is zero pressure to compete. But if you feel curious about it, you should try it at least once, as it is a experience which you’ll remember the rest of your life.
When we have people prepping for competitions, we will have an extra class on Sundays. This will be a class where we drill down to details. But these classes happen only, if there are people going to compete. There is competition coming up in February, in Pistoa, Italy.
Keep that in mind and if you’re interested competing, come talk to Antti.
Prices going up
There will be slight adjustment for the prices, prices have been updated in the membership page
As a Christmas present, you can still renew your membership with the old prices till 7th of January, 2017.
Merry Christmas and happy new year