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Self-Protection Education (diary entry)

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31.10.18 Today’s class at Kingham Hill School continued my self-protection programme. We revised the fence, brought in incidental combinations, went through the cover response, did some anti-grappling and addressed some self-defence myths. Everyone warmed up on the focus mitts. We began with basic backwards forwards striking on the move. This is done at low intensity and designed to promote awareness of changing ranges as well as keeping things on the move. We then moved straight onto using the fence and […]

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Kingham Kickers (diary entry)

Low striking whilist grappling

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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Self Protection Course Begins at Kingham Hill School

Inside the fence

18.04.18   Today’s first lesson was the beginning of a special course I am teaching for a term at Kingham Hill School. The students in attendance were between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age. The course was trialled last term with a good response. The agreed content was self-protection moving into Mixed Martial Arts.   Today we addressed the legalities of self-defence, including when it is permitted to use a pre-emptive strike as well as other soft […]

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