Introduction to Flash Focus Mitt Work

Techniques should be instinctive. They should be borne out of experience and evolution. Here we teach instinctive responses to targets. The student doesn't need to be told what his technique will be. The target dictates the response. Likewise, the student doesn't stop hitting a target until the target is covered or put down.

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360 Degree Coaching

This method of teaching focuses on a single technique and by using two coaches allows for a full physical critique of the technique's execution. Please note this is the first time all three students were introduced to this model.

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Flash Pad Instinctive Striking

This demonstrates the concept of flash-pad focus mitt work. As you can see there are a wide variety of ages and abilities. This particular drill looks at attack only. The next is defence only. The third puts the two together.

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Agility exercises and combination work (diary entry)

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife Contrary to the usual CCMA approach, today’s session session did not have much of a theme outside of introducing the class to some new MMA concepts. After a student-led warm-up incorporating blitzing, side-steps footwork, bear crawls, sprawls, snakes, crab-crawls, break-falls, rolls and the sprint catch game the class did some agility training. Using the cones we did the following routines for three sets each:   Pogo jumps Running in and out 45 degree step-outs […]

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Junior Self-Protection Attendance/Competence End of Course Examination (diary entry)

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04.11.11 The basic junior course in self-protection came to an end today. After six weeks of intensive sessions the under 16s of Telford’s Kyushinka Martial Arts undertook their confirmation session/test. The course was designed to teach relavant personal security and high percentage combatives to youngsters and today’s session was designed to observe how much information had been retained. Having a highly individualistic approach to teaching Clubb Chimera Martial Arts is not concerned with perfect form or technique, rather evidence that […]

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Response Drills and Fear (diary entry)

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Image via Wikipedia Tonight we looked at sensitivity, initiation and responsiveness at stand-up and clinch range. We began with some pummeling than some light clinch sparring, bringing knees. Attention was then taken to hand striking. This involved a drill to encourage punching at close quarters. In principle the drill is not that dissimilar to wing chun’s chi sau.   We then began drilling reversals from the wall and also a self-defence application involving an eye gouge/headbutt combination. Taking the reversal […]

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Knife as a vehicle (diary entry)

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24.10.11. So, the grading is over and it is half-term. Time to look at what needs to be improved and where to new to begin. I put it around the group to pick some subjects. Both self-defence and MMA were requested. A senior student wanted more practice on knife defence and other students wanted to look at takedowns and submissions. So, I came up with a happy combination of all of these. When it comes to teaching defence against weapons […]

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Adult and Child Self-Protection Workshops in Birmingham

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In association with Shinkenmi Ni Tesseyo Karate, Jamie Clubb will be holding a double workshop on self-protection in Heddington Grove, Birmingham. These workshops will cover the basics of sof skills (non-physical skills/personal security) and hard skills (physical skills/self-defence). Topics will include pre-incident indicators (natural warning signs), awareness (social and tactical), primitive stress response (understaning "fear"), pre-emptive striking, the law and post-fight considerations.   The workshop combines a no-nonsense approach, presenting the most up-to-date information available on the subject, with a […]

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Vagabond Warriors October 2011 Report (diary entry)

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Image via Wikipedia Vagabond Warriors was another enjoyable session – full of hard work and a good energy. We began with an introduction to CCMA and Vagabond Warriors concepts, discussing the CSI (Clarification, Scepticism and Individuality) approach to training. Then we looked at both partner and solo warm-up exercises. For partner work we began with fence sensitivity drills – developing tacticle responses and target familiarization. This moved onto body barges to get the feel of hitting another human without the […]

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Grading for October 2011 (diary entry)

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Tonight saw a couple of firsts in CCMA's grading history. For the first time the grading was held straight after a regular class. This was due to October being a very busy month and our usual monthly hall booking being taken up the "Vagabond Warriors" seminar, a service that is growing all the time. The arrange ment worked out okay, as students had a whole hour to go over areas they weren't confident on. The next of these firsts was […]

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Preparing for the Grading (diary entry)

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Image via Wikipedia 10.10.11: This is the penultimate lesson before the grading. Next week’s lesson will be immediately followed by a grading, so in a way this is the last real lesson. It’s an opportunity to have a final check on who is eligible to grade and where small areas can be corrected. We began with some new specific warm-up exercises mixed in with the usual movements, several taken from western boxing, and then they were free to do their […]

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Proactive Pad-Work – Defence Only

This video shows the isolation of the defensive training side of proactive pad-work. The coach seeks openings and continuously attacks. The student uses footwork, blocking, parrying and evading tactics, learning how to use his defence to hinder his adversary’s attacks.

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