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“When Parents Aren’t Around” Extended Edition Part II (diary entry)


05.11.2023 Day two of my extended version of “When Parents Aren’t Around” seminar for Hostlebro Taekwondo, Denmark was covered by a Danish news programme on TVMV. We began with the same warm-up and scenario training from the previous day. We layered commentary walking with tactical escapes and various other tasks. This time the controlled breathing provided an opportunity for some focusing exercises before we moved onto the soft skills side of matters again.Picking up from yesterday, I taught the basics […]

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Instructor Development Online Training 1 (diary entry)

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29.08.2023 Tuesday’s final lesson was teaching my children’s self-protection methods as a means for instructor development to Hostlebro Taekwondo Klub in Denmark. This is preparation for my “When Parents Aren’t Around” seminars that will be taught over there later this year and also ahead of the new “Animal Instincts” children’s self-protection teaching programme. Tonight we went through an overview of self-protection. We covered definitions, separating self-protection from martial arts. I used Iain Abernethy’s Martial Map, Mo Teague/Peter Consterdine’s personal security/self-defence […]

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New “When Parents Aren’t Around” Seminar (diary entry)


11.06.2023 Clubb Chimera Martial Arts were honoured to be Kuroten Practical Karate’s first open seminar guests. I was booked to teach a children’s self-protection and adult martial arts cross double event in Wivenhoe, Colchester. My new “When Parents Aren’t Around” model was very kindly launched through Athena School of Karate to coincide with the release of the associated book in paperback form. Unlike previous iterations of the seminar, these events are more closely linked to the text of the new […]

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Combat Grappling in Children’s Self-Defence (diary entry)

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31.10.20 My second Saturday lesson today consisted of the sixth part of my online adapted course on “When Parents Aren’t Around” children’s self-protection hosted by Ryukyukan Shorin Ryu Karate Matsuri Dojo, Pitsea, Essex. We took the focus onto the grappling/clinch range. At this point in a conflict the defender should be doing their best to avoid being clinched for a variety of different reasons, but in order to train defending this range one needs to understand this particular range. Drilling […]

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