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Takedowns off the Wall (diary entry)

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09.06.20 Tonight’s teacher training picked up from last week’s session, focusing on cornering and setting up takedowns off the wall. We began with footwork and cornering drills, moving into more resistance-based work. My client and her training partner built up a series of specific sparring exercises where I layered in footwork, head movement, feints, body shots and switching levels for takedowns. We also used takedown contingency plans, using the the calf-kick on low stance (as when an opponent drops their […]

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Junior MMA Progress (diary entry)

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12.03.20   Thursday night’s third junior MMA class for Kingham Hill School continued linking boxing techniques with Muay Thai and Wrestling whilst also introducing the class to more active ground-work.   We warmed up with some dynamic stretching and simple shadow boxing exercises – jab/cross, jab/front kick, jab/low round kick, jab/double leg takedown and sit-outs. Then we moved onto the focus mitts. Here we drilled teep/footwork/jab/cross. Next we drilled jab/cross/double-leg takedown. Then we drilled ground ‘n pound in the guard. […]

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Junior MMA & Western Boxing (diary entry)

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27.02.20   My junior MMA client has reached her seventh hour where we looked MMA from a Western Boxing perspective.   After a warm-up, we went through a full footwork pattern – forwards, backwards, sideways left, sideways right, v-step left, v-step right, v-step switch stance and v-step pivot. These movements were then mirrored with me and then we added on jabbing and jab/cross as well as switching levels.   Going to the focus mitts, we looked at several Western Boxing […]

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