Today’s 90 minute lesson brought us up to the three hour mark for CCMA’s 10 hour course on Basic General Wrestling for Martial Arts Cross Training. We revised footwork, layering in hip-switching for throws, as part of our warm-up. This then revised rolls and break-falls, also combining these movements making them more directly relevant to throwing. The warm-up section was finished with sprawling patterns.
We then moved onto the collar and elbow tie-up, transitioning into “bulling”. From here we revised the two-on-one arm hold and the arm-drage. We then drilled working head-locks into takedowns and progressed onto the cross-buttocks throw. Whilst still working the highline we trained a simple trip throw. Next we moved onto taking the back and the waist-lock takedown from the front and the back. The technical section ended with some over-hook/under-hook pummelling.
We finished the lesson with five minutes of grip-fighting/light sparring.
Photography by Sonia Audhali Photography 2010 CCMA Combat Grappling Workshop