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Crocodile Whips His Tail (diary entry)

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09.12.19   Monday night was my client’s last lesson in her current course of Muay Thai. We revised various material over the course and then looked at the back kick (deer kick) and the spinning heel kick (crocodile kick).   We warmed up with mirror footwork. Here I introduced hopping steps and diamond steps. We then began some one-for-one light sparring, ensuring that all kicks were set up with hand techniques. This led onto some counter-work with the belly shield […]

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Knee Pin & Spinning Kicks (diary entry)

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04.05.19   Saturday morning’s first lesson brought my client up to the six hour point of his specially tailored course dedicated to stand-up striking and submission grappling. This we began with the lesson with submission grappling, looking at defences from the knee-pin whilst the second half was concerned with spinning kicks.   We began with a series of ground callisthenics, focusing a lot on movements from underneath. Then we drilled defensive movement from under a pin transition drill. This was […]

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Spin Kicks & Escaping the Knee Pin (diary etnry)

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01.05.2019 Wednesday evening saw the nephew and uncle team respectively cover Muay Thai back-kicks, spinning kicks and sparring, and Submission Grappling escapes from the knee-pin into x-guard. It was an exceptionally productive and fruitful two lessons.   The junior lesson began with some work on eliminating delays between punch and kick combinations. Muay Thai’s rhythmic delivery method is particularly effective in this respect. From here we went through the basic combinations and counters covered over the past series of lessons. […]

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Crocodile Whips His Tail (diary entry)

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27.04.19   Last Saturday I reached the four and half hour point of my client’s tailored Stand-up Striking/Submission Grappling course. We used a different training plan more in line with my quarrying method, whereby sparring or pressure exercises inform the areas that need to be drilled and studied during the lesson. After a light warm-up, the class began with 3 x 10 minute Muay Thai sparring and 2 x 10 minute Submission Grappling specific sparring.   The Muay Thai was […]

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Spinning Crescent (diary entry)

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17.02.16   The tenth lesson in my client’s second Muay Thai for Martial Arts Cross Training continued on the theme of so-called advanced techniques. In Muay Thai, these are technical and more flamboyant moves that are known as luk mai (minor techniques). These are supporting moves that rarely dominate a fight and are usually brought in to bring about a speedy finish. Please see last week’s report on why I am taking this unusual diversion.   Tonight’s lesson ended becoming […]

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