Training Notes – 01.05.2015

This week was a great opportunity to focus in on some core skills that are central to our approach: striking and biomechanical manipulation from the closed high guard (think Pensador type thing) and striking from disadvantaged positions. Striking from the Closed High Guard: From a closed high guard, we looked at sending out hook punches, hammer … More Training Notes – 01.05.2015

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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

Free Open Snow Day Training Workshop! (Friday, 30th January, 2015)

Due to the chaos caused by a bit of snow last night, we’ve decided to do things a little differently and have ourselves an Open Snow Day Training Workshop! Anyone and everyone is welcome to drop in any time between 17:00 and 19:00 today, and anyone who does brave the blizzards and storm the snowdrifts to … More Free Open Snow Day Training Workshop! (Friday, 30th January, 2015)

10 Questions with Dan Holloway (themartialview.com, Eiryukan Aikido and Function First)

1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your martial arts journey – how did it start? I first started martial arts when I was 6 years old with Karate in the local church hall. I think I started as my parents wanted me to improve confidence and gain fitness, flexibility etc. I did Karate … More 10 Questions with Dan Holloway (themartialview.com, Eiryukan Aikido and Function First)

The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation

The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation Preamble: The ESP is based on no principle more important and pervasive than that of open and honest questioning. Without it, evolution cannot occur as learning will inevitably always be guided away from honest progression towards obscurity, inefficacy and invalidity. My name is Josh Nixon, and I am … More The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation

Review: ‘Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar. Protection Publications. 2005. Review: Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar: by Josh Nixon, ESP This video is one of those well-known ones, considered essential by many, that you often hear about as an instructor. There’s good reason for that. ‘Action beats reaction’ – this is the key understanding that makes … More Review: ‘Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar. Protection Publications. 2007. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar: by Josh Nixon, ESP No messing around, this video starts as it means to go on with some impact development on the pads. As is usual with a British Combat Association production, a very important point is raised early … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Powerkick’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Powerkick. Protection Publications. Review: Powerkick: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part two of a two-part series. Part one is here. As we’ve come to expect from a British Combat Association video, this one begins with a very important point – that kicking above the legs is generally a bad idea in … More Review: ‘Powerkick’ by Peter Consterdine