Training notes – 10.04.2015

After the usual loosening off and joint rotation, we got to a gentle start this week with a focus on ground mobility. We looked at getting to the ground quickly and safely in the form of forward and backward fall absorption (falling without getting hurt on a hard surface), then looked at extending that skill … More Training notes – 10.04.2015

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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

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

PHDefence Training Log–25.01.2013

Hopefully the last snowy one for a while! Friday’s session was split between me and Paul. Paul did some partner work involving dealing with strikes – specifically barrages of them – and I added in the importance of being proactive in your ‘defence’ rather than being merely reactive. If your partner is saying ‘I thought … More PHDefence Training Log–25.01.2013

Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 1’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. The Pavement Arena Part One: ‘Ultimate Self Defence’. Legend Video Productions. 1993. Review: The Pavement Arena Part 1: ‘Ultimate Self Defence’: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part of a series. This is part one, part two can be found here, part three can be found here, part four can … More Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 1’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Martial Art? Combat Sport? Self-Defence? Self-Protection? What’s the difference? Why does it matter?

By Josh Nixon, ESP Please note: This article is now outdated. It is merely retained here for archive purposes, so the changing nature of things here can be seen by all. Consider the following just my older thoughts on the matter, from which the current ones have come. Here is the updated version of things: http://evolutionaryselfprotection.wikia.com/wiki/Self-Protection … More Martial Art? Combat Sport? Self-Defence? Self-Protection? What’s the difference? Why does it matter?