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Edged Weapon Injuries and Defence Strategy (diary entry)

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16.02.21 Tuesday night continued and concluded the soft skills knife and edged weapon awareness programme that I have been delivering as a private lesson prior to the public course this Sunday. Last week and this week I have taught it as part of my teaching consultancy private lessons. Tonight we looked the nature of edged weapon injuries – lacerations, puncture wounds and incisions/slashing injuries. We also covered the effects of blood loss for such injuries. The soft skill section was […]

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Anti-Abduction Course Begins (diary entry)

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27.02.21 My “When Parents Aren’t Around” webinar series for Ryukyukan Okinawa Karate and Kobdudo, Matsuri Dojo returned to soft skills training on Saturday. We looked at the subject and skills related to anti-abduction. The presentation addressed the reality of child abduction and the infamous “Stranger Danger” myth. It is imperative for all responsible self-protection teachers to understand and teach that the overwhelmingly more likelyl type predator in a child’s life is going to be someone they know rather than some […]

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Children Anti-Grappling with Forest School of Karate (diary entry)

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30.11.20 Forest School of Karate booked me for their sixth When Parents Aren’t Around lesson. We are at the first part of the anti-grappling section. The previous lesson concerned adapting and the open mind tenet. This lesson covered similar material covered for the Matsuri Dojo. Students began the lesson with a discussion on the role grappling plays in my approach to self-defence and the warm-up largely consisted of striking, covering and exiting drills. We then went through some simple clinching […]

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Hard Skills III: Regaining the Initiative (diary entry)

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29.11.20 The third part of CCMA’s Hard Skills webinars, presented in cooperation with Keiryu Practical Karate and Athena Schools of Karate, addressed the first stages of when matters go wrong in a counter-assault situation. Our overall strategy has been to be take charge of a bad situation as quickly as possible. We can see their proactive approach runs throughout the CCMA combat strategy. Everything is geared towards gaining control and minimizing personal injury. Initially this is through trying to avoid […]

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Sprawling, Takedowns & Hunting for Matsuri Dojo, Pitsea (diary entry)

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28.11.20 My second Saturday session saw me virtually return, via the magic of Zoom, to the Ryukyuakan Okinawa Karate and Kobdudo, Matsuri Dojo in Pitsea, Basildon Essex for seventh hour of children’s self-protection. Last session we looked at the reasons why grappling in self-defence was generally avoided in high risk situations, when it was needed in high situations and its place in medium to low risk situations. I also explained that, for the most part, the grappling explored would be […]

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