Tag Archives | trapping

Tightening up Techniques (diary entry)

DSC_0472

27.02.19 My second lesson of the day was my regular evening double class with the nephew and uncle team. Both lessons went back over the previous lessons’ work and looked at tightening everything up. The junior class continued the nephew’s course on Muay Thai. The senior class continued to look at effective MMA tactics on the ground. The Muay Thai class began with mirror footwork. We exchanged one-for-one teeps and then round kicks. Then we went through the basic combinations […]

Continue Reading

Bringing the Entire Dirty Business Together (diary entry)

Side headlock defence 6

07.07.18   This morning my client reached the nine hour mark of his course on MMA Stand-up/Dirty Boxing. We focused on drilling various tactics, bringing everything together and finished on bag routine.   The lesson began with a bulling wrestling warm-ups. This moved taking the dominant grip and drilling entries into sweeping. Then we drilled breakaways into trapping/punching combinations. We then changed to breaking from a Thai plumb clinch grip into round-kicks. Next we went back to taking the dominant […]

Continue Reading

Tangle and Clear – Dirty Boxing (diary entry)

05.07.18 After a brief hiatus, my client returned to his Dirty Boxing Course reaching the seven and a half hour point. Today was primarily concerned with layering all material that had been previously covered. We also used different rule-sets to focus on certain principles in different ways. We were primarily concerned with old-school modern Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling and MMA. However, we also touched upon self-defence and how the pawing jab shares similarities with referencing tools.   Warm-up   […]

Continue Reading

The Clinch of Boxing & Wrestling (diary entry)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

02.06.18   This morning’s lesson on Dirty Boxing/Stand-up Mixed Martial Arts brought us to the four-and-a-half-hour point. After the warm-up we moved into five rounds of specific sparring broken up with discussions on improving techniques. My client’s confidence has grown a lot in just 48 hours I am happy to say with a good understand with out to use and deal with boxing clinches. The wrestling is also strong. We now need to go back over Muay Thai clinching aspects […]

Continue Reading

Create the Trap, Find the Clinch (diary entry)

Attacking the cover1

31.05.2018 Tonight, my client continued his Dirty Boxing/Stand up Mixed Martial Arts course and we made it to the three-hour mark. After a preliminary warm-up we did some basic wrestling drills. This was to build up a familiarity with gripping and clinching positions. We drilled collar and elbow ties, over-hook/under-hook pummelling and arm-drags. Then we moved onto some grip-fighting sparring, emphasising circling to break and regain holds. Next, taking Roberto Duran as inspiration, we engaged in some boxing sparring. Here […]

Continue Reading