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Postures in Self-Protection (diary entry)

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22.10.20 My teenage client’s sixth hour in self-protection focused entirely on asymmetrical ground-fighting and the post-fight phase. We warmed up with some simple callisthenics and dynamic stretches, directly relevant to the training we were about to undertake. This included shadowing pre-emptive strikes and covers. Then we moved into transitioning from different postures. On its own, this particular exercise is a great warm-up routine and a simple way to reinforce efficient recovery from compromised positions. Each posture transition was isolated and […]

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Transitioning Strikes & Postures at Kingham Hill School (diary entry)


13.11.19   My lunchtime Wednesday class continued my work with Kingham Hill School’s Self-Protection Course. We concentrated on postures, transitioning, restrictive striking and the cover against multiple attackers.   We began with our usual tactical escape and basic combative movement warm-up. This was followed by a series of transitioning exercises. Here we looked at postures from against a wall, half-kneeling (combat base), seated (butterfly guard) and on the back both controlling and fighting against a pin. Then we isolated each […]

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