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Roll for Three Combinations (diary entry)

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14.07.21 Tonight my client finished his series of training on the ryhthm and flow combinations by concentrating three decided on a dice throw. We did combination 10, 8 and 12 in that order over 10 rounds. Combination 10 – Jab/cross/hook/double rear round kick/hook/cross/switch-kick Combination 8 – Jab/rear round kick/hook/rear low round kick/lead body kick/southpaw step/orthdox step/jab/cross Combination 12 – Jab/cross/lead low kick/ lead body kick/cross/hook/cross/Dutch block/cross/hook/rear bod kick They were trained in the following way: Round 1 – Combination 10 […]

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The Infamous Calf Kick (diary entry)

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26.04.21 My second lesson on Monday was a face-to-face lesson in line with Step 2 Covid-19 protocols. We trained combination 11, which sets things up with a calf-kick. The calf-kick is a technique that has won a lot of favour in the MMA world in recent years. However, the recent incident at UFC 261 that saw Chris Weidman break his leg to a shin-check from Uriah Hall at the 17 second mark of their first round demonstrates how things can […]

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Round Kick Clinic (diary entry)

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02.02.21 My second lesson on Monday night was an half-hour round kick (roundhouse, turning) clinic for the excellent Athena School of Karate. The school’s head teacher wanted her higher ranking and adult students to have a break in the combination work in order to better focus on the Thai round kick. This technique is reoccurring throughout the 14 combinations and is of vital importance for many forms of stand-up fighting. It is a decidedly different technique to round kicks typically […]

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Switch-Hitting & Back-Fists

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09.01.21 Hour six of my client’s course on Kickboxing was a revision of previous material, going through everything up to the ninth combination. We focused a lot on switch-hitting and the use of back-fists. Again, the lead leg round kick was flagged up as problematic. Despite being a one of the first kicks I teach, it has inherent issues compared to the savate/karate/taekwondo version. I have put in a couple of links that might be helpful in developing this technique. […]

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Speed Through Training Technique (diary entry)

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19.10.20 On Monday night my client reached the ninth hour of her current course. Tonight, at her request from last week’s workout assessment session, we looked at developing speed in her kicks. There are various factors that affect speed in techniques. As with power, technique is often the key to improving speed and should be trained ahead of conditioning. We are looking to better develop muscular strength in relation to speed and reaction time. I looked at three leg techniques: […]

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Low Kick Clinic (diary entry)

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25.02.20   My teacher training was entirely focused on low kicks this Tuesday night. We trained for their correct execution, defence and chaining with punches and other kicks.   We used the Dutch style of drilling low kicks, prompting immediate return kicks after receiving a kick. This was first done directly to targets and then as a shin-check exchange exercise. We looked at correct pivoting and driving through the target. The use of the hands also came into play before […]

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Pre-Cross-Training Workshop Lesson (diary entry)

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04.02.20 My second Tuesday night lesson continued my teacher training and we looked at material for this Saturday’s closed Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training Workshop. I began with an assessment of how fighters in this particular karate school sparred. This was so that I had a good idea of what I could add and how I would best be able to integrate the techniques I would be teaching. We decided that chaining punches with kicks, the low round […]

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Chaining Punches with Everything Else! (diary entry)

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03.02.20   Monday night brought my client up to the fifth hour of her third Muay Thai course. We are focusing on punching specifically and tonight we looked at better chaining of all the punches with each other and then in combination.   The lesson began with some a warm-up of line work, just looking at the individual punches. Four types of jab, the basic cross, four types of hook and two types of uppercut were covered as trained them […]

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Takedown Defence & Dissecting Set-ups (diary entry)

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04.09.19   Wednesday’s junior lesson focused on takedown defence. The senior lesson looked at details for using the hands to set up round kicks, spear knees and round knee strikes.   The junior lesson began with dynamic stretching and wresting callisthenics. Then we did some footwork for wrestling, looking at dropping levels and movement from a low stance. Next we did some bulling from the collar and elbow tie, moving into outer reap takedowns and two on-on-ones. Then we moved […]

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Power to the Round Kick (diary entry)

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05.08.19   My client’s fourth lesson on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training focused better development of the round kick and maintaining a good defence. I also introduced the hook punch and some longer combinations.   The lesson began with a gentle warm-up followed by a circuit of agility ladders and agility cones. We went through forwards, backwards, lateral and angled footwork as well as chopping steps. The ladders reinforced simple individual movements whereas the cones dealt with […]

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Using the Arms in Muay Thai (diary entry)

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muay t29.07.19   My client’s third lesson Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training on Monday dealt with creating a strong connection and defence when throwing basic combinations. We covered teeps and round kicks off either the jab or jab/cross combination.   The lesson began with agility ladders, working basic footwork drills, building to more complicated positioning. This was then progressed on the agility cones where we worked the L-Step and the V-Step.   We then moved onto the […]

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Lead Hooks & Round Kicks (diary entry)

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10.06.19   Monday night’s private lesson began my client’s new course on stand-up fighting. We will be exploring Muay Thai, Western Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts stand-up range over a 10 hour period. I will be looking to strengthen personal weaknesses in my client’s style, introduce new techniques, tactics and strategies as well as work on such areas as southpaw fighting.   After a callisthenic and dynamic stretching warm-up we began with mirror footwork and then isolated head movement before […]

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Combat Conditing Continues (diary entry)

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02.03.19   The first lesson of this morning saw my client complete his third hour of Combat Conditioning. We moved onto the reverse side and also focused a lot on circular techniques – hooks, round kicks, single-leg takedowns and kimura sweeps.   We warmed up with a series of sport specific calisthenics, dynamic stretching and mobility exercises for all ranges of combat. I did a good number of exercises that looked at working the oblique muscles and rotational movement of […]

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Transitioing from Western Boxing to Muay Thai (diary entry)

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07.02.19   Tonight my client began his new and first course in Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. Having just completed the Western Boxing course two days ago, his goal is to be competent in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. We looked at how Muay Thai resembles certain aspects of Western Boxing and yet differs from them in many ways.   Besides all the obvious elements found in Muay Thai such as the inclusion of kicks, knee strikes, […]

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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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Muay Thai Cross Training Begins (diary entry)

Muay Thai Cross Training Begins (diary entry)

  14.09.16   This was my client’s third lesson in her second course with me, but rather than continuing with general cross training she requested that we begin a course on Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. Having already covered some basic concepts from Muay Thai in previous lessons we were able to cover a fair amount of ground in this introductory class.   We began with simple punch/kick combination work. Although it is good to use the hands […]

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