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Muay Thai Sweeps (diary entry)

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25.10.21 Hour five of my two clients’ Muay Thai clinch course looked at sweeps. I always found sweeps in Muay Thai to be a tricky subject. They have to be subtle as so many aspects are not permitted and it has to be remembered that, despite the fact that clinching is a major part of the modern sport, Muay Thai is mainly about striking. Therefore sweeps and trips have to be very much about using momentum and often in conjunction […]

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Escape to Sweep to Submission (diary entry)

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05.11.20 Thursday night I was booked in for a lesson by a teacher friend of mine. He and his two children are training in submission grappling/ground-fighting concepts with me. Much like my regular teacher consultancy lesson, this coach also has the assistance of a grappling dummy. Previously, I have introduced them to the pin transition exercise. This time we revised all this information – going through the complete drill from both sides – and they then chose to follow a […]

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Hip Bump Sweeps, Knee Bumps & Shoulder Bumps in the Guard (diary entry)

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22.01.20   Wednesday night covered a Junior Submission Grappling course the use of the kimura and basic sweep from the closed guard as well as more Dirty Boxing in MMA, including controlling entry into the clinch and ground-fighting applications.   The junior lesson began with a series of warm-ups for developing ground-fighting fitness. I also introduced specific callisthenics for fighting from the guard. These included kimura crunches, arm-bar and triangle hip raises.   Moving into the closed guard, my junior […]

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Escapes, Sweeps & Knee-Bars

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12.12.19     On Thursday night ran my client’s final lesson in my junior course of Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting. We looked at escapes from the north-south, knee pin, reverse scarf-hold and the full mount pins as well as executing knee-bars from the top and bottom of half-guard.     The lesson began with static only exercises for muscle activation. These consisted of a full range of top and bottom ground-fighting callisthenics.     Escapes from north south and knee pin were […]

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Scarf-Hold Submissions, Defence from the Cage & Half Guard (diary entry)

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27.11.19   Wednesday evening’s junior lesson revised escapes from scarf-hold and focused on attacks from this position. The senior lesson continued MMA training with more work against the cage and fighting from the half-guard.   The junior lesson began with a warm up of crawls, snaking and submission grappling callisthenics. We then quickly ran through the pin transition drill. This was followed a revision of escaping side control both as a reversal and pulling guard as well as escaping scarf-hold. […]

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Butterfly, Back-Mount & Half-Guard (diary entry)

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12.11.19   My first evening class of Tuesday saw the beginning of my client’s second course on Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting. Tonight’s lesson mainly focused on the butterfly guard, back-mount and the half-guard.   We warmed up with crawling exercises and various callisthenics off the back. We also did some partner work such as reversals and getting guard from underneath. Then we began looking at the butterfly guard. This began with a simple sweep where I explained the importance of a strong […]

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Sweep to Single Leg (diary entry)

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21.09.19 Saturday saw the final lesson of my two junior clients’ course on stand-up grappling/clinch. We revised all the material over the course also had another look at the hip-throw. I also brought in a sweep-single-leg combination and covered a couple of ways to get a pin, which will move us nicely into the submission grappling course that will follow. The lesson began with an energetic series of exercises. After some basic dynamic stretching and callisthenics, we did some mirror […]

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Takedowns & Sweeps (diary entry)

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13.02.19   Tonight the nephew and uncle team tackled the Thai clinch and sweeps in groundwork respectively. The nephew’s junior lesson is part of his course in basic Muay Thai. The uncle’s senior lesson is part of his current exploration of martial arts cross-training.   The junior lesson began with a revision of Muay Thai punch/kick combinations, changing over to punch/knee combinations. We then moved onto the clinch and focused on the changing stance v-step used to break an opponent’s […]

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