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

Training Notes – Endon – 20.03.2015

On our Facebook page today I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the eclipse this morning, saying that they’re a portent of epic things to come. I wasn’t wrong. This week’s session was phenomenal. A warm welcome to another new member who is already experienced in Filipino martial arts, JKD, BJJ and KFM. We love it when people … More Training Notes – Endon – 20.03.2015

Training Notes – Endon – 13.03.2015

Yesterday was, of course, Red Nose Day! At the time of writing this post, their website says £78,082,988! Incredible. We couldn’t let this day go by without some form of recognition and so, while I was sitting at work thoughtfully squidging my friend Snortel the red nose, I had an idea for a rather enjoyable drill we could … More Training Notes – Endon – 13.03.2015