Tag Archives | shadow sparring

12 Round Shadow Sparring (diary entry)

Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 15.54.49

  18.06.20   Due to bad weather conditions, my online client’s third hour of his second Mixed Martial Arts course took place indoors and without the heavy bag. Tonight we decided to change pace and do a 12 x 3 minute round of continuous MMA shadow training. This included direct instruction, improvisation prompts, visualisation coaching and virtual sparring. So-called rest rounds consisted of active recovery – footwork/skipping.   We warmed up with 10 minutes of dynamic stretching and fight-specific callisthenics. […]

Continue Reading

Ground-Striking (diary entry)

Screen Shot 2020-05-01 at 17.57.36

28.04.20   My second client on Tuesday completed his seventh hour of this course of MMA training. Most of this course has occurred during the lockdown period which means we have had to train via online video streaming. Tonight we spent a lot of time looking at striking combinations on the ground, using strikes to set up submissions and progressing our pin transitioning.   After a warm-up of sport-specific callisthenics and dynamic stretching, we moved onto striking combinations. I began […]

Continue Reading

Shadow Ground Training Progresses (diary entry)

Screen Shot 2020-04-16 at 13.37.57

13.04.20   Monday night’s online video lesson was my client’s fifth hour of Mixed Martial Arts training. Due to the lock-down situation that has meant our regular face-to-face lessons are now adapted to online live video tutorials, I was grateful for the assistance of my client’s live-in partner. I do not charge any extra if other people who are self-isolating with my client wish to join in or assist with the lessons. Tonight we linked up some grappling with the […]

Continue Reading

Shadow Hip Throw & Single Legs (Diary Entry)

shadow single leg

06.04.20   Monday’s second video lesson brought my client up to the fourth hour of his MMA course. We looked at shadowing more difficult techniques like the hip throw and the single leg takedown and chaining them with stand-up techniques. We also did some fight endurance training and some speed training.   The lesson began, as per the previous one with a warm up of techniques that gently increased in intensity and range. As per my last lesson, I explained […]

Continue Reading

Shadowing Anacondas (diary entry)

In-fighting attack6

06.04.20   Monday night saw my client reach the fourth hour of her MMA course. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, lesson two onwards has been conducted via video link. Tonight we covered more ground-fighting techniques.   The lesson began with isolated technique work performed as a warm-up exercise. Slipping and rolling was used to get the neck and shoulders moving. Elbow strikes were also done to loosen off the shoulders. Hooks were used for hip rotations. Switching levels more actively […]

Continue Reading

Visualising Ground-Fighting (diary entry)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

23.03.20   My second Monday night online video coaching took my client up to the third hour of his first MMA programme. Being an online video training session, we looked at better developing shadow sparring, sport specific callisthenics and solo training in general to progress his MMA knowledge.   The lesson began with the usual series of dynamic stretching, muscle activation and sport specific callisthenics. We then onto some technical work, the first part of which was combining strikes with […]

Continue Reading