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Long Guards and Extending the Knee (diary entry)

cover checking

18.02.20 Tuesday night’s teacher training covered footwork, chaining kicks at close range and principles behind both the long-guard and the spear knee strike. We began tonight’s training with a review of the new footwork pattern we are using for punches, kicks and clinching. This simple exercise works forward, backward, lateral, v-stepping and switch-hitting stances. Attack and defence can be layered onto it and the movements should complement each other. The specific pattern is not important other than as a means […]

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Takedown Defence & Dissecting Set-ups (diary entry)

pawing long guard thai

04.09.19   Wednesday’s junior lesson focused on takedown defence. The senior lesson looked at details for using the hands to set up round kicks, spear knees and round knee strikes.   The junior lesson began with dynamic stretching and wresting callisthenics. Then we did some footwork for wrestling, looking at dropping levels and movement from a low stance. Next we did some bulling from the collar and elbow tie, moving into outer reap takedowns and two on-on-ones. Then we moved […]

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Thai Clinch Introduction (diary entry)

knee (smaller)

22.08.19   Thursday night saw my regular Monday night client return for the sixth hour of my course on Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. This lesson was entirely focused on clinch-work.   We warmed up with some specific calisthenics not just for striking but also in preparation for the stand-up grappling that will be involved this time. This included Indian press-ups, which are an excellent all-round development exercise that can be performed at a good range of […]

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Using the Arms in Muay Thai (diary entry)

chamber kick

muay t29.07.19   My client’s third lesson Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training on Monday dealt with creating a strong connection and defence when throwing basic combinations. We covered teeps and round kicks off either the jab or jab/cross combination.   The lesson began with agility ladders, working basic footwork drills, building to more complicated positioning. This was then progressed on the agility cones where we worked the L-Step and the V-Step.   We then moved onto the […]

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Spear Knees & Slashing Elbows (diary entry)

high knee

26.02.19   Tonight my client trained in the fourth hour of his course in Basic Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training. We mainly worked on establishing combinations that linked punches with kicks and knee strikes. The diagonal knee strike and the slashing elbow were also introduced as was the check to a mid-section round kick. We warmed up with a series of dynamic stretches building up into calisthenics. This particular client wishes to increase his flexibility to improve his […]

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