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Chroegraphed Routines (diary entry)

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13.10.20 Tonight my teacher consultation presented me with an interesting challenge. Syllabus updates in my client’s school require newly choreographed fight routines with a stronger emphasis on practical techniques. Besides combination counters and flow drills I don’t teach much in this way. My overall view is that the best purpose for choreographed fights takes the form of demonstrations and also professional performances. I have been involved a lot in both before I became a self-protection teacher. My client makes a […]

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10 Round Workout (diary entry)

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12.10.20 Monday night saw the eighth hour of what should have been my client’s submission grappling course. However, due her bubble partner have incurred an injury whilst playing football and the current Covid-19 situation, we have had to revert back to training via Skype. I saw it as an opportunity to revisit other combative ranges. Tonight we went back to MMA in general and agreed upon a 10 round workout to expose weak points we can look at next week. […]

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Explosive Guard Passes & Attacking the Shoulder (diary entry)

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14.09.20 The sixth hour of my clients’ Submission Grappling course looked at footwork for guard passes, an explosive stacking pass and the omoplata shoulder lock from guard and sparring. My two clients began with a warm-up of footwork exercises. We used the toe-to-line footwork drill for guard passing. This begins with simple forward and backward rhythmic movements, keeping the posture low. We then progressed with side-steps and crescent steps before moving onto going through the guard and passing guard into […]

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Ankle Locks (diary entry)

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07.09.20 Reaching the halfway mark of my client’s latest 10 hour Submission Grappling course, we went back through the three guard passes from combat base, the de la riva/hook guard and I introduced the straight ankle lock. We began with a callisthenic warm-up focusing on movement that have direct relevance to guard passing and promote hip mobility. Then we ran through the use of the combat base to get the double under-hooks, stack and pass under the guard, to crush […]

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Re-Starting Boxing (diary entry)

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01.09.20 My regular client began a new course today and we decided to go back to Western Boxing. This was an opportunity to go back over the basics whilst layering in new material. We began with a warm-up basic full body callisthenics appropriate to the techniques we would be covering. Then I went through basic footwork patterns – forwards, backwards, lateral and v-steps. Next we went through some head movement inspired by the peek-a-boo approach – slipping, ducking, bobbing and […]

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Escaping Full-Mount and Sparring (diary entry)

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20.07.20   The first Monday night lesson was the ninth hour of my client’s second MMA continued work on escaping the full-mount. I also introduced some specific sparring.   We concentrated on keeping movements tight throughout the reversal escape of the full-mount, being careful not to give the back and also to not leave a pause between bridging and turning. The escape to guard was originally an escape to half-guard, which is where I usually end up! However, I decided […]

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