Children Anti-Grappling with Forest School of Karate (diary entry)

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Forest School of Karate booked me for their sixth When Parents Aren’t Around lesson. We are at the first part of the anti-grappling section. The previous lesson concerned adapting and the open mind tenet. This lesson covered similar material covered for the Matsuri Dojo. Students began the lesson with a discussion on the role grappling plays in my approach to self-defence and the warm-up largely consisted of striking, covering and exiting drills. We then went through some simple clinching holds and positioning such as the collar and elbow tie, over-hook/under-hook clinch, double-leg takedown and sprawl/spear knee strike.

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