My process for teaching clients is always evolving and being updated. Below is the latest detailed review of lessons I offer to clients. My aim is to offer a bespoke service tailored to the demands of my client. However, I appreciate that the world of martial arts and self-protection training can be confusing so I have done my best to narrow down some simple ideas to help me construct a programme of personal lessons. Please note I use the term “courses” to describe a course of lessons in a particular category. Please do not confuse this with my public courses, which are a series of workshops or seminars.
Martial Arts Cross-Training Courses:
Boxing for martial arts cross-training – A course designed to focus on the use of punches within modern western boxing concepts. Sometimes students study this area as a means for improving their punching and hand skills after doing a self-protection course. Sometimes students study this area to focus on the punching aspect of MMA. If the former the last two lessons will bring the student back to the self-protection line, looking at boxing skills within a self-defence context. If the latter I will bring the student back to the MMA line and look at boxing against grappling and kickboxing. 10 hours plus reference materail for home study and practice.
Muay Thai/Kickboxing cross-training – A course designed to focus on the use of punching, kicking, elbows, knees and Thai clinching concepts. The same aspects apply to this course as the western boxing one. 10 hours plus home study and practice.
Stand-up Grappling/Wrestling cross-training – A course designed to focus on full clinching, including basic takedowns, throws and slams. The same aspects apply to this course as the western boxing one. 10 hours plus home study and practice.
Submission Grappling/Ground Fighting cross-training – A course designed to focus on pins, escapes, ground movement, chokes/strangles and joint-locks. The same aspects apply to this course as the western boxing one. 10-15 hours plus home study and practice.
Basic Mixed Martial Arts cross training – A course designed to focus on all three ranges of mainstream MMA combat sport- stand-up, clinch and ground.
Extra Mixed Martial Arts cross-training – Various courses focusing on extra lessons on any of the above subjects. 1-10+ hours.
Bespoke Martial Arts Training – Normally suited for expereinced martial artists. The course is a buffet style training experience where the student picks certain areas of martial arts to help improve specific weaknesses etc.
Combat Conditioning – Various sessions focusing on physical fitness for martial arts and self-defence training. This training uses martial arts techniques and sports specific auxiliary exercises, but it is not designed to prepare a person specifically for combat. Combat conditioning is touched upoin in all courses. 1-10 hours+
These are just some ideas to give some direction. I am pleased to accommodate you to the best of my abilities in providing your desired service. All training includes online/text support. I write up every single lesson I teach and post it on the webiste. The student’s identity is strictly kept annonymous, but you get to go back through the material covered plus extra thoughts and sometimes other resources that are helpful for your home training. You can also join our secret Facebook group, where other students, ex-students and recommended teachers contribute as a community. I also have a business page on Facebook and Twitter with other useful resources.