Trapping with Weapons (diary entry)

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The ninth lesson in my client’s course on weapons for martial arts cross-training brought onto aspects of trapping, dirty boxing and whatever name one can use to describe vertical gripping and striking. Weapon work lends itself well to developing these empty hand attributes. We warmed up using stick-on-stick drills, moving back onto revisions for entanglement and takedowns.
On revising some flow drills, we explored several variations and led onto trapping in earnest. We then applied pressure and moved onto a specific sparring exercise. This involved both the combatants wearing head cages with bare hands. The two combatants were restricted to trapping range and it resembled a very scruffy version of full-contact chi sao, popularly seen in Wing Chun.

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