Martial Arts with Iain Rodger

Left to right: Caio terra, Coogie Potter and Mikey Musumici.

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Some members of Oban BJJ travelled to Glasgow to attend a seminar with ten-time world champion and Jiu Jitsu royalty Caio Terra and four-time champion and phenomenon Mikey Musumici. Both men are known for entering absolute division – any weight – at their diminutive weight of 56kgs then beating others at more than 120kgs on their way to winning championships.

This three-hour event was a great learning experience with technique and philosophical issues of BJJ passed onto eager minds.
Classes in Oban continue, with Mondays and Thursdays focusing on fundamentals in no-gi and gi. As a result of the popularity of the MMA classes, the academy is changing the length of classes to 90 minutes on Thursdays.
If you would like to try BJJ or MMA, Oban BJJ can be found on Facebook or email

Shukokai Karate

Classes continue as normal the clubs in Oban, Dalmally and Inveraray.
Anyone looking for more information on these clubs can get details from Kenny Gray on 07884 183905 or


Cody McCulloch and Lewis May were presented with their personalised embroidered black belts this week.

Sessions are on Sundays from 11am to 1pm for juniors, five to 15 years, and Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 6pm for juniors, five to 15 years, and 6pm to 7.30pm for seniors, 16 years and over. Find us on Facebook Senshi Do Kickboxing or email

Kyokushinkai Karate

Oban fighters are training for the Scottish Open in the Arc Fitness Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University, on Saturday February 29.

The club has three fighters entered and this week sees the last of the hard sparring in preparation for the event. Darryl McLaughlin senior is making his debut in the over 40’s division and son Charlie McLaughlin is in the cadet section. We also have Sebastien Jubeau making his debut in the novice heavyweight section.

The Oban club has worldwide recognition and has access to national and international training and tournaments. It is taking on beginners until the end of March so get in contact if this is something you would like to be part of.

For details about Kyokushinkai Karate classes, contact Iain on 07584 166542 or email

The club can also be found and messaged on Facebook under Caledonia Kyokushin.