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Anti-Grappling at Kingham Hill (diary entry)

eye gouge

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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Kingham Hill Anti-Grappling & Ground-Fighting (diary entry)

eye gouge (smaller)

18.03.20   Kingham Hill School’s Self-Protection course continued with anti-grappling and ground defence.   Continuing on from last week’s anti-grappling from against a wall, we covered the eye-gouge/head/elbow strike/palm incidental combination. Points made whilst the technique was being drilled were as follows:   Ensure you adopt a good wrestling posture before attacking the eyes, getting under the force pressing you forward into the wall. No matter how dirty your technique, if you are not a mechanically strong position the chances […]

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Breaking Down Anti-Grappling (diary entry)

eye gouge

17.09.19   Tuesday night’s second lesson continued my client’s CPD work, where we broke down and consolidated the anti-grappling section of her students’ self-defence programme. I also introduced the offline strikes.   Anti-grappling requires a degree of grappling training to help familiarise the coaching side of a student partnership to apply realistic grappling holds. There is also a safety issue when it comes to having one student grip another and also hold the focus mitt. However, time constraints and other […]

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