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Teaching Pressure Tests (diary entry)

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03.11.2023 I arrived in Denmark to begin a weekend of teaching different services for Hostlebro Taekwondo Klub. Tonight we dedicated an hour or so to teaching a select number of teachers and senior students how to teach pressure testing concepts to children and adults. I was delighted that we were also joined by Jan Drachman and Henriette Vinther Toft who made it over from Hinnerup Karate.  We established the following simple principles behind self-protection and martial arts pressure-testing: In order to […]

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The Headguard (diary entry)

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17.09.19 Tuesday began with a half an hour live video discussion with Brian Inwards from Australia. Brian kindly bid and won our discussion in an auction set up by Eric Parsons’ “Karate 4 Life Life Foundation”. Our discussion revolved around the use of headgear for pressure testing.  Our discussion took us into the relevance of scenario-based training, various forms of sparring and the history of bareknuckle fighting.   Recent changes in Olympic Boxing have led to headguards being removed from […]

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