Family time, Running, Tabata Sessions, Rugby, Football, Boxing, Martial Arts as a whole & cooking (or trying to cook should I say)
Why I started:
In 2002 my wife wanted to learn a Martial Art as a way of building up her fitness & confidence. I was playing Rugby at the time & was a member of St Joseph’s Boxing Club. One of the trainers there (Roger Williams) suggested trying Jujitsu. I mentioned this to my wife & said I would be her training partner (Uke) for moral support. We were at Risca Leisure Centre and came across a session in progress being taught by Chief instructor Alun Williams. Very approachable & enthusiastic (which he still is to this day), Alun invited us in to ‘have a go & see if you like it’…the rest is history.
What I like/What I have gained from TBD:
With each Club, Instructor, Student there isn’t any ego. Just the hunger to train hard & enjoy.
The passion is infectious & the style adapts to all Martial Arts.
If I was asked the question all those years ago “Would you see yourself training in some sort of Martial Arts yet alone teaching any?” my answer would have been a straight “No!”.
How wrong was I? All it took was to step on the mats for the first time & train.
My aim is to continue to develop as a student, train & meet like-minded individuals from all walks of life.