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Continuing the Angle (diary entry)


31.01.2023 My teaching consultancy for Athena School of Karate continued today with a look at the footwork sequence pattern’s application to Kickboxing and Muay Thai. My client was keen to take a stricter Muay Thai approach. Therefore, the baiting forward and backward footwork became shorter and the circling was tighter. A switch body-kick/rear outside leg kick were chained to the right cross and instead of throwing a left hook after circling with a triple we used another switch kick to the […]

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Protecting the Frontline 12 (diary entry)

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11.05.2022 My teacher client from Drum Kempo Ju Jitsu picked up my self-protection course on the subject of post-incident First Aid. Here we discussed training body check behaviours in students. It’s important for students to have an awareness of new injuries and problems both in their regular training and in a self-defence scenario. We also covered how bleeds are important to locate early for obvious reasons but that certain bleeding can give the appearance of being far worse than they […]

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Developing Sparring Programmes (diary entry)

Hierarchy of Training

23.02.21 My teaching consultancy on Tuesday night was mainly concerned with discussing where to go with a progressing practical karate school’s sparring programme. One point that should be remembered about karate training is that the original katas were based on the assumption that the Okinawan students would be coming from a grappling culture. This is one of the reasons why although there is grappling contained with the katas the emphasis was more placed on training to strike than the grappling […]

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