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Battling from and Against Side Control (diary entry)

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24.11.2021 Wednesday night’s lesson brought us back onto the ground game. We looked at side control and scarf-hold attacks and defences. This began with a simple sequence of likely counters. The person under side control attempts to reverse his opponent. Said opponent switches to scarf-hold. Here it is important for the person defending to frame and snake his hips out. He then counters with a triangle choke. Looking at it from the attacker’s perspective, we transitioned into the scarf-hold whilst […]

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Teacher Development Programme: Submissions (diary entry)

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23.11.2021 Tuesday night’s first lesson brought my teacher development programme, booked by Denmark’s Holstebro Taekwondo Klub via Zoom, to a conclusion for this year. This was an extra 12th hour added on in order to better round off the ground-figthing/submission grappling section. Fortunately due to the experience, knowledge and adaptability of my client and his assistant teacher, we have been able to cover a surprising amount of material. Tonight we finished off the top position with some work on arm-locks […]

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Lockdown Sparring (diary entry)

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10.08.20 Monday night’s lesson was the second hour of my client’s new course on submission grappling. We went over last week’s material on the arm-bar and triangle choke from guard, but this time brought in flow drills and did two rounds of specific sparring – guard-passing.

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Escapes & The Guard (diary entry)

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21.11.19   Thursday night’s first lesson brought my junior clients up to the seventh hour of their Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting course. We covered a lot of ground tonight, introducing the guard.   The lesson began with a warm-up crawls and snaking followed by transitioning through pins with submissions. Then we drilled escapes from side control and scarf-hold. This brought us onto the guard where we looked at escapes, sweeps and submissions.   The escape taught was the simple hip-out escape. This […]

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End of First Submission Grappling Course (diary entry)

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05/11/19   Tonight – Tuesday – saw the conclusion of my client’s first course in Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting. He has decided to roll on with a second course in this particular discipline straight away, which will begin next week. Tonight’s two hour lesson covered two more submissions from closed guard as well as three standard guard passes.   We warmed up with a combination of freestyle callisthenic movement and agility ladder crawls. This solo training was then followed by partner drills. […]

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Side Control (diary entry)

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06.08.19   The second of my client’s first basic course in Submission Grappling/Ground Fighting confirmed basic pin transitions and looked at three basic submissions.   We began with a series of ground calisthenics – bear crawls, lizard crawls, frog jumps, snaking (forwards/backwards/sideways), monkey crawls and agility ladder drills.   Next we moved onto the pin transitions. This was an exercise introduced in the previous lesson to familiarise my client the basic pinning positions and how to move efficiently from one […]

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MMA Escapes and Submissions Begin (diary entry)

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01.09.18   This morning was my client’s penultimate lesson is a scheduled 10 hour course on MMA Ground-Fighting. After some discussion, we have decided to extend the course due to the sophisticated nature of submission fighting. Today we focused on basic escapes and began guard-work.   The warm-up was entirely geared towards callisthenics from underneath – snaking, bridging and crab-crawls. We then did a partner warm-up using bridges (upas) from underneath side-control.   We looked at escapes from four major […]

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Triangle Choke in MMA (diary entry)

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22.03.17   Having covered countering the leg triangle choke in MMA we looked at setting up the choke itself.  The lesson began with the usual series of mobility and muscle engagement exercises with a special focus on groundwork movements. We then began deconstructing the technique.   This time, when it came to the set-up, I looked at the importance of using the guard to immediately break the opponent’s posture. During the previous two lessons with this client – where we […]

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