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Long Guards and Extending the Knee (diary entry)

cover checking

18.02.20 Tuesday night’s teacher training covered footwork, chaining kicks at close range and principles behind both the long-guard and the spear knee strike. We began tonight’s training with a review of the new footwork pattern we are using for punches, kicks and clinching. This simple exercise works forward, backward, lateral, v-stepping and switch-hitting stances. Attack and defence can be layered onto it and the movements should complement each other. The specific pattern is not important other than as a means […]

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Thai Clinch Introduction (diary entry)

knee (smaller)

22.08.19   Thursday night saw my regular Monday night client return for the sixth hour of my course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. This lesson was entirely focused on clinch-work.   We warmed up with some specific calisthenics not just for striking but also in preparation for the stand-up grappling that will be involved this time. This included Indian press-ups, which are an excellent all-round development exercise that can be performed at a good range of […]

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Flowing Under Pressure (diary entry)

Knee strike to stomach whilst grappling (b)

19.08.19   Reaching the fifth hour of my client’s first course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training it was important to bring in more resistance and to promote more fluidity between techniques. We worked on basic combinations, drawing connections between different techniques and also worked on close range fighting.   The lesson began with a warm-up on the agility ladders before we paired off for some punching practice. We built up the 4 punch combination with a […]

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Horizontal Knee & Breaking the Clinch (diary entry)


12.03.19   This evening’s lesson brought my client up to the sixth hour of his Basic Course in Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We looked at methods for breaking the clinch and countering after a clinch-break. The horizontal knee was also brought in to finish the section on knee strikes.   We began with some dynamic stretching, mobility and callisthenics. Next we moved onto mirror footwork, building up simple combination technique placements. Then we moved onto focus mitts […]

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