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The Pressure of Many (diary entry)

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23.06.20 Tonight’s teacher training to the form of a consultation lesson. My client wished to progress with various teaching methods and concepts I have found to be effective in my career. Tunnel Vision Under Pressure When we normally address inattentional blindness we do so from a soft skills perspective. This is usually part of pre-fight training. Tests like the Monkey Business Illusion demonstrate how we can miss abrupt and important changes when we are not expecting them but when we […]

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Ground ‘n Pound Against the Wall (diary entry)

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16.02.20 Tonight, during teacher-trainer, we completely focused on fighting from the top position against the wall. This is fairly peculiar to MMA and offers certain benefits for self-defence training. A solid wall or cage has no give and there cannot really contribute much to a rope-a-dope strategy other than it limits an opponent’s angles. Being pinned or stacked on the ground against a wall is even worse as there is only way to escape and your opponent can concentrate all […]

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Strike to Grapple to Strike (diary entry)

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21.01.20   My second Tuesday night lesson: my teaching consultancy sessions continued with Dirty Boxing and striking in the clinch. Tonight we looked at turning strikes into grips and general inside transitioning.   We began with a warm-up of bulling with the collar and elbow tie and under-hook/over-hook pummelling. Throughout this I cued in freezing to check for balance points. This was layered in last time. This time I also added in looking for actual sweeps and takedowns. This would […]

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Children’s Self-Protection Programme Consultancy (diary entry)

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12.11.19   My second evening class on Tuesday was my teacher consultancy lessons focusing on a new children/teenage self-protection syllabus. My client presented a systematic overview of a programme she wishes to run alongside her established martial arts lessons that offers reward levels of achievement in alignment with the age group of the participants.   My children’s self-protection programme is usually aged from 7 years to 13 years. However, I have taught younger participants and I also have a teen […]

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