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Shadowing Anacondas (diary entry)

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06.04.20   Monday night saw my client reach the fourth hour of her MMA course. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, lesson two onwards has been conducted via video link. Tonight we covered more ground-fighting techniques.   The lesson began with isolated technique work performed as a warm-up exercise. Slipping and rolling was used to get the neck and shoulders moving. Elbow strikes were also done to loosen off the shoulders. Hooks were used for hip rotations. Switching levels more actively […]

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Arm Bars from Guard, Dirty Boxing & MMA Turtle

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29.01.20   Wednesday evening’s junior course in Submission Grappling progressed with the arm-bar from guard whilst the senior Mixed Martial Arts lesson combined takedowns with Dirty Boxing and focused on the turtle position for MMA.   We warmed up with guard position callisthenics and mobility exercises. These included variations of snaking/shrimping, hip raise arm-bars and triangles, and upas. We then went straight to closed guard and looked at the set up for the arm-bar. Hip movement is crucial throughout the […]

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Anaconda’s Bite Too (diary entry)

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01.12.18   This morning my client began his third general Mixed Martial Art course. We do not have a specific theme at present, but are moving off from concepts covered towards the end of the previous series of lessons. Having worked on the various stand-up guards, we are now training the way the different ranges work together. Today’s training was centred on the double-leg takedown – covering stand-up striking, takedown defence, striking inside the clinch and the anaconda choke.   […]

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Submission versus Takedown (diary entry)

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23.11.2018   My second lesson of the day continued my veteran client’s current theme on stand-up to ground grappling. We have been looking at takedowns, finishing in submissions. Linking directly to last week’s class, we looked at submission counters to takedowns.   The lesson warmed up with partner work. Stand-up grappling warm-up included collar/elbow tie up bulling, over-hook/under-hook pummelling, takedown entries, arm-drag drilling and arm-drag/takedown counter drilling, whereas ground grappling warm-up included pin transitioning, guard transitioning, submission and sweep drilling. […]

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