“Ground and pound” – that was the focus of this session. The rather unpleasant position you see the floored gentleman in was what we took some time to focus on: you’re on the ground and somebody decides to take that as an opportunity to do some serious damage to you by enlisting the help of … More Training Notes – 29.05.2015
A place for the self-protectionists, martial artists, etc of Staffordshire to come together on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group. facebook.com/groups/staffordshireSPandMAgroup I thought it’d be a good idea to have a group for local martial artists, self-protectionists and people just generally interested in such things. Quite often the groups on Facebook for such things are … More New on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group!
Our last session was a fun, functional, fierce and focussed look at two related subjects: the high guard and dealing with multiple attackers. After the usual exercises, including some of the work on shifting our stances to understand the relationship between centre of mass, stance and stability that we did at the beginning of last week’s session, … More Training Notes – 15.05.2015
Anti-grappling! This session was a lot of fun – we explored some ideas to help us deal with common methods involving grappling and develop some useful skills with that in mind. We started, after the usual loosening off, with some breathwork under stress. This took the form of simple exercises done with good breathing, followed … More Training Notes – 03.04.2015
1) Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at the Kombat Cave – what’s the Cave all about and how did it come to be? I have been training for 12 years and started my interest in martial arts in the 80s at the age of 13, with Judo, then Wado Ryu … More 10 Questions with Andy Holmes (Kombat Cave UK)
On Wednesday the 25th of April 2012 FCIns. Josh Nixon (that’s me) will be representing the Combative Self-Protection System at Stoke College’s ‘Disability Day’. From 10:00-14:00 you’ll have the opportunity to speak with me and I’ll answer any questions you have about the CSPS or training in general. Details are also on our events page. … More FCIns. Josh Nixon of the CSPS is at Stoke College’s Disability Day–25th of April 2012
Hi all, Just thought I’d keep you all up to date on a couple of updates CSPS is experiencing at the moment. Following a minor revision of the syllabus recently, I thought the website and general online presence could do with a little bit of an update. I’ve consolidated the Links page into Resources, and … More A Couple of Updates
Jade Pidden, an 11-year-old Karateka from Bristol has managed to fend off an attacker she described as white, 6ft tall, slim, in his early 20s, with light brown hair and a long fringe. She said he was wearing a blue hoodie, with white writing and tight jeans with black and white Nike trainers. The following … More 11 Year Old Karateka Fights Off Attacker in Bristol