Training Notes – 29.05.2015

“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

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New on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group!

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!

Training Notes – 15.05.2015

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

FCIns. Josh Nixon of the CSPS is at Stoke College’s Disability Day–25th of April 2012

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

A Couple of Updates

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

PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement

Ok, after today’s stuff, I have some notes for everyone, but especially for G.C! Condition White: Switched off. Asleep. Victim. Condition Yellow: Switched on. Threat awareness. Looking around. Condition Orange: Threat evaluation – passively avoiding a potential threat (e.g. crossing the street or turning back). Condition Red: Threat avoidance / threat neutralisation. Acting – either … More PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement

11 Year Old Karateka Fights Off Attacker in Bristol

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