Tag Archives | Elbow (strike)

Anti-Grappling at Kingham Hill (diary entry)

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24.11.2021 On Wednesday I continued to teach my self-protection course for Kingham Hill School. As usual, this consisted of two lessons taught to two different groups of years 12 and 13. We got to the business of dealing with a grappling attack. The following areas were covered: Grappling is not the first choice for high risk self-defence situations Grappling is a good choice for middle and low-risk situations In order to defend against grappling, students need a rudimentary knowledge of […]

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Moving to the Lowline (diary entry)

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01.05.18   Kicking things off again at 5:30 a.m this morning, my client has reached the halfway point of his 10 hour course on Basic Self-Protection. Today’s focus was on transitioning, proper coordination and technique training as well as the introduction of kicks.   We began with target familiarisation as a warm-up. My client practised reacting to confirmed threats and placing straight hand strikes, hook strikes and offline strikes to the correct targets. With all these areas drilled, we moved […]

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Combining the ranges in Muay Thai (diary entry)

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10.07.17   Tonight was my client’s penultimate lesson in Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training.  We looked at bringing everything together from the previous lessons before the final lesson where Muay Thai is brought back to the self-defence line of instruction. Tonight’s focus was in combining punches, elbows, knees and kicks along with the clinch.   We began with mobility exercises, dynamic stretches and calisthenics moving on mirror footwork. We then did some impact conditioning and movement through […]

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Muay Thai Cross Training Begins (diary entry)

Muay Thai Cross Training Begins (diary entry)

  14.09.16   This was my client’s third lesson in her second course with me, but rather than continuing with general cross training she requested that we begin a course on Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. Having already covered some basic concepts from Muay Thai in previous lessons we were able to cover a fair amount of ground in this introductory class.   We began with simple punch/kick combination work. Although it is good to use the hands […]

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Weapons Live Training (diary entry)

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26.08.15 The tenth and final lesson in my client’s course on weapons for martial arts cross-training looked at some live practice. We did this once we had run through revision on various ranges of attack and defence with and against weapons. Without going into the sporting side of Filipino martial arts, of which I have little practical experience, we used rattan cans with protective equipment. Everything on the body was considered a target and we also permitted catching the canes. […]

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