My client has just recently undergone (non-training related) minor surgery and has eight stitches. We adapted by doing some technical work that wouldn’t stress the affected area. Having not covered stick and knife work for a while we revised some basic angles of attack and built up some dexterity drills. This began with single stick – high and low. Then we brought in the knife. Next we performed a single knife on knife flow drill. This was followed by a double stick and then an empty drill that mimicked the same movement pattern.
The lesson finished with a section transferring the attributes taken from this drill and applying them first to the focus mitts and then to self-defence. In the latter instance we looked at pre-emptive weapon interception. The enemy makes a gesture with a weapon and the cornered defender intercepts.