Transitioning Strikes & Postures at Kingham Hill School (diary entry)

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My lunchtime Wednesday class continued my work with Kingham Hill School’s Self-Protection Course. We concentrated on postures, transitioning, restrictive striking and the cover against multiple attackers.


We began with our usual tactical escape and basic combative movement warm-up. This was followed by a series of transitioning exercises. Here we looked at postures from against a wall, half-kneeling (combat base), seated (butterfly guard) and on the back both controlling and fighting against a pin. Then we isolated each of these for restricted striking. These were then performed in transition with the same strike. Next we had everyone practise the transitioning whilst covering from multiple attackers and using tactical escape footwork.

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