Have to say, I wasn’t that chuffed about parting with £40 to enter the competition, but I’m really glad that I did now.
The venue was pretty awesome – the Ball Room, in the Blackpool Tower (as seen on Strictly), so I’m guessing that’s where a lot of your £40 goes.
It was well worth it, good day all round really.
Some things to note:
It’s a bit difficult to park anywhere, we ended up in the multi-storey. Make sure you leave some time when planning your commute, for parking.
The standard is really high at blue-belt level and above. As you’d expect I suppose!
It’s difficult to get on the warm up area, it’s always really busy. Bring some strength bands and perhaps a skipping rope, if you want to get a proper warm up.
Take a foam roller with you, if you’re going to have a long car journey
Don’t make excuses if you lose! Just say “well done mate”and shake hands. You look a bit of a bellend if you make up a ruck of excuses after the match.
Blue belts tend to pull guard a lot, all the white belts don’t!