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Against the Wall MMA (diary entry)

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30.01.20   Thursday night’s lesson was the third hour of my junior client’s MMA where we worked fighting against the wall/cage.   We warmed up with an extended series of MMA callisthenics in order for my client to have a good selection to use in her own training. This consisted of several line work movements from Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before moving onto the agility ladders working all three ranges of stand-up, clinch and ground.   […]

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Punching and Strategy in the Clinch (diary entry)


24.01.19 Tonight’s lesson was the ninth in my client’s Basic Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training. We looked at various uses of the v-step and l-step, but mainly focused on the clinch. The warm-up consisted of mirror footwork, slipping and moving out of corners. By using the v-step and l-step to set up angles for punches, I encouraged my client to pick shots. These were done with increasing speed until we arrived at the Jack Johnson clinch setup strategy. […]

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Body Shot & Different Guards (diary entry)

liver punch

27.09.18   The seventh hour of my client’s basic course in Western Boxing for Martial Arts Cross Training looked more on developing individual style, making combination work more fluid and introduced more body shots.   We began with mirror footwork, which is a useful warm-up exercise. It builds reaction timing and develops a good understanding of distancing, attack and defence. Not only did I check cornering, moving out of corners and finding angles but also adjusting levels. This latter point […]

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Full Body Boxing (diary entry)

Jamie Clubb of Clubb Chimera Martial Arts in the Bodyguard drill! (small)

19.08.18 This morning’s lesson was intended to be a continuation of my Triple C course, but it changed into a boxing lesson. My client has a good background in Muay Thai and wanted to improve his punching skills. We looked a variety of punches, using set-ups from slips, bobbing and weaving, and the v-step. Training began with mirror footwork and then moved onto markers. This serves as a good coordination and cardiovascular warm-up as well as reinforcing solid boxing principles. […]

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