General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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krisricey
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1893 posts since 24/3/12

28 May 2019 16:04
Posted a while ago about finding a boxing tracker … don't suppose anyone has any experience with this: https://www.gb.thecornerapp.com/
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

4 Jun 2019 09:21
Any London fukers on the private members club scene? Any recommedations on ones to go for / avoid?
Mancunia
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636 posts since 29/10/12

5 Jun 2019 00:22
Can’t see how a private members club can possibly be good swift!
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

5 Jun 2019 08:48
I just want a place in London where I can have a drink without queuing for ages and not be surrounded by a bunch of dickheads. Granted, some of these clubs will have dickheads, but I think the older clubs are better.

Also, would be good to have somewhere to hold short business meetings.
illwill
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3674 posts since 17/5/04

5 Jun 2019 08:49
Sounds like you're the dickhead tbh
billybrown
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3114 posts since 30/9/07

5 Jun 2019 09:34
Laughing out loud
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

5 Jun 2019 09:35
illwill wrote: Sounds like you're the dickhead tbh

Roll Eyes
MoB
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36689 posts since 31/8/04

5 Jun 2019 12:45
Where in London?
quest
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3242 posts since 11/7/11

5 Jun 2019 13:21
Soho House?
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

5 Jun 2019 13:42
MoB wrote: Where in London?

Central or east ideally.

quest wrote: Soho House?

Now I do sound like a dickhead, but too pretentious and full of 'look at me' kids in there.

Somewhere which has interesting events / speakers and restricts the use of mobiles would be a bonus.
MoB
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36689 posts since 31/8/04

5 Jun 2019 14:04
swiftus wrote:
MoB wrote: Where in London?

Central or east ideally.

quest wrote: Soho House?

Now I do sound like a dickhead, but too pretentious and full of 'look at me' kids in there.

Somewhere which has interesting events / speakers and restricts the use of mobiles would be a bonus.

I use this with work https://www.eightclub.co.uk/ for what you ask for it fits the bill but it's more city based. Soho house isn't actually that bad, my wife's a member and yeah it's full of cunts but it's not as bad as you probably think.
andrew_
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444 posts since 23/1/10

5 Jun 2019 16:57
swiftus wrote:
MoB wrote: Where in London?
Somewhere which has interesting events / speakers and restricts the use of mobiles would be a bonus.

Soho + Shoreditch House are pretty much this
Doogan
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513 posts since 13/4/14

5 Jun 2019 18:29
Anyone here do martial arts? Thinking about trying something like Jiu Jitsu or kick boxing. Just training to see what it's like and get a bit fitter. Not really interested in actual fighting. I'm 35 and never thrown a punch in my adult life.

wembly
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316 posts since 15/1/13

5 Jun 2019 19:09
seems like the self defense point is not your number one reason so I would go boxing if you just want to get fitter
Mancunia
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636 posts since 29/10/12

posted 5 Jun 2019 20:16, edited 5 Jun 2019 20:16
Doogan wrote: Anyone here do martial arts? Thinking about trying something like Jiu Jitsu or kick boxing. Just training to see what it's like and get a bit fitter. Not really interested in actual fighting. I'm 35 and never thrown a punch in my adult life.

I do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at a very basic level but it’s extremely fun. A bit cliche now but it genuinely is like human chess - highly recommend
Doogan
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513 posts since 13/4/14

5 Jun 2019 20:23
Nice one. What does the training involve? I'm thinking one class a week sort of thing. I'm a complete novice.
deuce
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13695 posts since 21/1/08

5 Jun 2019 21:51
I train Muay Thai. If you’re looking to get fit, I think you might fare better with striking rather than BJJ
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jun 2019 21:52
illwill wrote: Sounds like you're the dickhead tbh

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

5 Jun 2019 22:22
Doogan wrote: Nice one. What does the training involve? I'm thinking one class a week sort of thing. I'm a complete novice.

I co-own a BJJ gym and teach. Have trained combat sports for 15 years.

I would recommend going along and trying out different arts/sports and find out which you enjoy more. Realistically, to get anything worthwhile you will need to trsin more than once a week.

As for what does a standard BJJ class involve - differs from gym to gym/team but my beginner class will be 10 min warm-up/stretching, ten minutes of takedown technique, 30-35min learning a concept/techniques in position of the week and then 5 or so minutes of specific sparring (so sparring in a single position). After an average of 3 months, people can then move into the free sparring classes which follow immediatly after


Doogan
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513 posts since 13/4/14

6 Jun 2019 07:14
My plan was to go along and watch a class or two and have a chat with the trainers. My PT is going to come along with me.

It's this gym:

http://www.rick-young.co.uk

Thanks for the info.