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Takedowns off the Wall (diary entry)

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09.06.20 Tonight’s teacher training picked up from last week’s session, focusing on cornering and setting up takedowns off the wall. We began with footwork and cornering drills, moving into more resistance-based work. My client and her training partner built up a series of specific sparring exercises where I layered in footwork, head movement, feints, body shots and switching levels for takedowns. We also used takedown contingency plans, using the the calf-kick on low stance (as when an opponent drops their […]

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Taking it to the Wall and Back! (diary entry)

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13.02.20   Thursday night brought my Junior MMA course up to the 5 hour point. Tonight we went through a range of warm-up and callisthenic techniques my client can use in her home training as well techniques for closing the distance, clinching, working against the wall and fighting from the top position in the guard.   The warm-up began with dynamic stretches, shadow boxing and agility ladder drills for all ranges. From here we used strikes to clinch and perform […]

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Against the Wall MMA (diary entry)

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30.01.20   Thursday night’s lesson was the third hour of my junior client’s MMA where we worked fighting against the wall/cage.   We warmed up with an extended series of MMA callisthenics in order for my client to have a good selection to use in her own training. This consisted of several line work movements from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before moving onto the agility ladders working all three ranges of stand-up, clinch and ground.   […]

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