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Check, Check, Check (diary entry)

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10.03.20   Tuesday night’s teacher training continued with our Dutch Kickboxing inspired drills. These are aggressive flow drills designed to promote faster counters as well as using Western Boxing combinations to set up kicks and vice versa.   We went through last week’s triple combination flow drill and then we looked at using the shin-check to launch a counter.   The first two combinations were counters to a low round kick. The check is a technique that should be used […]

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Intercept rather than Block (diary entry)

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th09.03.19   The second lesson of the morning was the second hour of my junior clients Basic Course in Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We revised previous material and focused a lot on hand positioning, the high guard and introduced the round kick.   The lesson began with some basic specific calisthenics and mobility exercises. We then moved onto footwork and going through the four-punch combination to blend in kicks, knees and other techniques. Here I adjusted hand […]

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Sparring (diary entry)

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28.11.18   Today was my Kingham Hill class’s second lesson in Muay Thai as part of their self-protection course. We revised the techniques taught in the previous lesson and introduced sparring.   The warm-up consisted of line-work, dynamic stretching, footwork and guard changing. Then we went onto the focus mitts going through some basic combinations: jab/cross, jab/cross/teep and jab/round kick.   We then went through some basic defensive techniques, such as parries, shin checking and teep clearing. This was prior […]

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Counters plus Knee Bombs and Jumping Kicks (diary entry)

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29.08.18   Continuing with my long-time client’s revision on Muay Thai, we expanded on the basic combinations by looking at counters as a means for re-introducing more advanced techniques.   The warm-up went straight to line-work. We started with the upper body, training straight punches and then adding on hooks and elbows. Next we linked in oblique kicks, teeps, round kicks and knees, off both the front and back legs, gradually increasing the height of the kicks.   Then we […]

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