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Six Rounds of Muay Thai & Escaping Side Control (diary entry)

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03.04.19   Wednesday evening continued the Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training course for one of my junior client’s immediately followed by his uncle’s regular martial arts cross-training. The former brought everything together over a series of six three-minute rounds. The latter finished going over going through MMA for the ground top position and began work on defending from underneath, beginning with escapes from pins.   The junior lesson began with mirror-footwork and then mitt-work. Rounds one, two […]

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Takedowns & Sweeps (diary entry)

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13.02.19   Tonight the nephew and uncle team tackled the Thai clinch and sweeps in groundwork respectively. The nephew’s junior lesson is part of his course in basic Muay Thai. The uncle’s senior lesson is part of his current exploration of martial arts cross-training.   The junior lesson began with a revision of Muay Thai punch/kick combinations, changing over to punch/knee combinations. We then moved onto the clinch and focused on the changing stance v-step used to break an opponent’s […]

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Half-Guard Continues – Lockdown work begins (diary entry)

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13.10.18   This morning we reached the five and a half hour point of this current further course on Mixed Martial Arts. Work on the half-guard continued and we covered a lot of material.   The warm-up consisted of a series of progressive sparring exercises. Working through the MMA ranges we began from cold with compliant, freestyle drilling. This built up to light specific sparring on the ground, including striking.   The bulk of the lesson concerned going through popular […]

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Half-Guard for MMA Begins (diary entry)

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half 06.10.18 This morning we reached the four hour point of my client’s second Mixed Martial Arts course. As well as a revision of all material previously covered and some extra time spent wrestling, the focus of the lesson was on the half-guard. We also had a look at the single-hook back mount. The lesson began with mirror footwork, which was built on with changing levels, prompts for slipping, rolling, ducking and sprawling. Targeting came into play before we began […]

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