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About garryattheacademy

I run the Academy of Self Defence in Sheffield, England. I train with Abbeydale Ju Jitsu Club and am a 3rd dan senior instructor.

Krav Island 2014


Well it was a pretty intense two days at Krav Island this year. This is an event started by my friend John Miller, Director of Institute of Krav Maga Scotland, just over 5 years for about 30 of his students … Continue reading

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Conflict Research Group International


Its OFFICIAL, CRGI website now open for your enjoyment. Conflict Research Group International is the result of an alliance of individuals with very different viewpoints and experiences but a common commitment to expanding awareness, insight and options related to all … Continue reading

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It’s Complicated


Where did the rest of March go, and where the hell did April go for that matter. Blimey, time certainly flies when you are having fun. Well much of March was spent working in various schools, preparing for the Rory … Continue reading

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Wake up and Smell the Coffee


March, it is mad hare time, the nights are getting lighter and there is the scent of spring in the air. I have been doing a lot of cycling lately since the wet, wet winter weather broke a few weeks … Continue reading

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Time for a New Order


Well back home in the New year after a lovely 2 weeks in Playa Blanca, Lanzarotte enjoying the lovely sunny weather. My wife and I walked miles each day for the fun of it, enjoying the sunshine and breeze, loving … Continue reading

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Your Own Personal Lionel


Sometimes I feel like giving up, throwing in the towel and taking a good long walk. Sometimes. Rarely though, we have all been there at some point when it gets tough, life, and we wonder why we bother. We think … Continue reading

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I Will Survive – Part 2


Well here is a turn up for the books, sat on the 9.27am train for St Pancras, London as I am of to teach two private clients in Westminster. Tickets booked last night after car battery began to play tricks … Continue reading

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