Tag Archives | Kicking

MMA Slugger & Muay Dtae (diary entry)

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20.10.21 Wednesday night focused on style development with my Mixed Martial Arts client. Looking at it from a western boxer’s perspective he would probably be classed a slugger – that is a fighter whose tactics and strategies should be worked around delivering one or two very powerful techniques. We looked at working his straight right/cross and also his overhand. The overhand is definitely a strong punch for him and I brought in a good set-up. This involved using a flicker […]

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The Last Three Combinations (diary entry)

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28.06.21 As my couple clients reached the final part of their last course on rhythm and flow combinations I set them a task to select three they wished to nail in this session. We are continuing and concluding the integration phase introduced in the previous lesson where the combinations would form part of their freestyle work. Next week we will be starting a new journey looking at switch-hitting and fight tactics and strategies. My clients had 12 rounds to spend […]

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The Switch-Kick (diary entry)

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30.06.20 Tonight my client arrived at the fifth hour of his second MMA course. He chose to take a break from ground and pound work to look technique detail on the switch-kick. We broke down different elements from this technique by isolating them and using them elsewhere before reintegrating them back into the switch-kick. This process began with the low lead round kick. Here we identified issues like pointing the toes and and balance. We performed a simple balancing combination […]

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Three Sequences of Rounds (diary entry)

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20.02.20   Thursday night’s lesson was my client’s sixth hour of her Junior Mixed Martial Arts course. Tonight we had a review of all ranges, seeking to both isolate areas and transition through them. This was achieved through three sets of rounds which added in cardiovascular endurance.   We began with a warm-up of simple dynamic stretching and specific callisthenic exercises, targeting movement patterns and activating motor units for the tasks that lay ahead. This prepared us for the first […]

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Turn & Attack (diary entry)

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24.04.19 Wednesday night continued my junior and senior private lessons for the nephew and uncle team. Whether we were apparently turning away from an incoming opponent only to deliver a surprise kick to the liver or turning under a pinning opponent to attack the leg, this was all about making THAT turn to return the fight! Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training continued for the nephew as the uncle moved onto the next stage of his series of escapes […]

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Asymmetrical & Symmetrical Ground-Fighting (diary entry)

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07.11.2018   My self-defence course for Kingham Hill continued with a focus on ground defence. We warmed up with a series of aerobic exercises using techniques covered in previous lessons. This serves as a good way to get students on the move whilst working on muscle memory. Between jogging whilst striking, the class had to react to quick changes in direction, covering, sprawling and changes in footwork. We all then transitioned through postures.   Ground-defence began with asymmetrical ground-fighting. This […]

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Sweep and Oblique (diary entry)

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15.08.18   Tonight we continued with my clients series of lessons on Muay Thai revision. We are going right back to basic combinations, boiling movement concepts down and looking at certain patterns. This is part refinement of techniques, part layering of new information.   The warm-up consisted of a series of specific exercises designed to promote better body mechanics, speed, muscle memory and general strength conditioning for Muay Thai. We began with mirror and line footwork, along with a little […]

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Cross Cover when Kicking? (diary entry)

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25.07.18   Tonight my client began a series of classes on Muay Thai. This began with a two hour special lesson. He is my most experienced regular client, but we decided to go back to basics. During the time we have been training together his knowledge and skills have grown considerably, and I have continued to advance my knowledge on coaching methods. We made the decision to focus in detail at the fundamentals of the art, looking at the simplest […]

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