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Hard Skill IV Private Lesson (diary entry)

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16.02.21 My second private lesson on Tuesday was a one-to-one teacher consultancy on my fourth official self-protection hard skills (self-defence) presentation. This is the final part of my basic self-protection course adapted for online teaching. The course brings us to the clinch stage of fight management. Here we discuss why grappling is to be treated as an incidental and tangental phase of self-defence training, why it needs to be learned and where its place lies in mid/low-risk situations.I teach grappling […]

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Hard Skills II: Danish Edition (diary entry)

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22.11.20 I was delighted to provide a webinar for my Danish friends again. Hinnerup Karate kindly hosted my Hard Skills II webinar on Sunday. This part of the series focuses maintaining the initiative. After a quick revision of the previous material on pre-emptive striking, involving some physical training, we looked at continuous forward pressure. The webinar then began in earnest with a simple procedure set out based on defined objectives, preferred targeting areas and preferred primary weapon. We covered repetition […]

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Pre-Emptive Strike Webinar (diary entry)

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16.08.20 Keiryu Practical Karate kindly hosted my fourth official CCMA open webinar. This is the first part of my hard skill series where I focused on pre-emption. Material covered included why pre-emption is tactically the best choice for self-defence (the physical side of self-protection), the consistent support it has received throughout the history of warfare, why most people do not use pre-emption, when to use pre-emption, what tools are best suited for pre-emption and various points surrounding the use of […]

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Self-Defence Chimeras (diary entry)

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26.11.19   Tuesday night’s consultation lesson focused on the end point of a young person’s self-protection course. We decided to begin at this point and reverse engineer the process for the younger levels. My client’s mandate in this instance was for me to help provide a self-protection ideal for a first year university student.   The below are some rough notes on what I would expect of a student aged 16 years and over who is considered to have completed […]

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