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The Cover at Kingham Hill (diary entry)

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22.05.19 Today Kingham Hill School reached the half-way point of this term’s self-defence course. We looked at the first line of recovery counter-offensive skills. This is concerned with the in-fight stage of conflict when an individual has been struck and needs to regain the initiative. The lesson began with transitional postures warm-up, which would have specific relevance with the final exercise of the day. We then looked at the cover and went through its application. I have dedicated an entire […]

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Real Empowerment at Kingham Hill (diary entry)

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27.03.19 After a short warm-up, I put much of the lesson in the capable hands of my students at Kingham Hill High School. My reasoning for this was simple empowerment. It’s a term that has readily been thrown around with no real meaning, often by manipulators. The core of my teaching method is to put people in charge. Self-protection, above all else, is about putting oneself in control of a situation or resting off an aggressor as quickly as possible. […]

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Kingham Hill – Taking Control and Dealing with Crowds (diary entry)

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27.02.19   Today’s first lesson was my class at Kingham Hill School. We focused entirely on self-defence today, but also discussed the underlying importance of taking control.   Training began with some role-play. Here we worked on keeping up boundaries and working against the deceptive predator. Students used verbal commands and maintained their fence-line against various forms of non-physical engagement. One student played the role of the predator, using deceptive feedlines to breach the fence-line. At this point we looked […]

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Ron Goin’s Dracula Cover (diary entry)

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05.12.18   Today’s first lesson was the final part of this term’s course for Kingham Hill School. The course has mainly focused on self-defence, as per my mandate. However, once these basic skills were confirmed along with some underpinning information personal security, the group moved onto some attribute training in the form Muay Thai.   In this lesson we looked at some basic defence and counters to common attacks within the sport of Muay Thai. We built up several punch/kick […]

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MMA through the Ranges at Kingham Hill

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20.06.18   Today was the final lesson of this term’s course on Self-Defence/Mixed Martial Arts. Last lesson we switched entirely over to the MMA programme. This lesson offered a mixture of basic footwork, clinch, kicks and submissions.   The warm-up began with various techniques on the move – blitzing/bull-rush forwards, side-step transitioning from stand-up to clinch ranges, sprawl/knee combinations, snaking/shrimping and bear crawls. Everyone then partnered off for some important mirror footwork and coaching. Simple prompts consisted of jab/cross, sprawls, […]

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Kingham Combat Grapplers

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23.05.18   Training at Kingham Hill School moved onto combat grappling. We began with an energetic series of movement exercises, designed to reinforce various behaviours learnt over the previous lessons and to increase reaction timing. This started with simple changing directions, then altering heights of stances, varying footwork, striking whilst moving, covering, sprawling, switching ranges and finished with transitioning through postures to regain footing.   We began our technical training with the side headlock. This is a primal grappling move […]

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Grappling Defence at Kingham Hill (diary entry)

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16.05.18   The second lesson of the day was part of my continuing Self-Protection/Mixed Martial Arts course I am running at Kingham Hill School. Today the class moved onto anti-grappling tactics. We overlapped pad-work, technique application and live testing on all the techniques cover today.   We warmed up with posture transitioning and movement exercises. Then we began an anti-grappling exercise that involved one partner using grappling holds and the other placing strikes. This built up into a series of […]

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Kingham Kickers (diary entry)

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09.05.18   Today’s lesson at Kingham Hill School was supposed to address anti-grappling, but I decided to focus on a few striking fundamentals before moving onto this section of the training. We looked at developing power in the straight hand strike, revising pre-emption and recovery before moving onto kicks.   The class warmed up going through the basic postures and transitions off the ground, increasing intensity with each repetition. They then moved onto coaching one another on the focus mitts. […]

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