This week, we did something we don’t do enough. Many weeks, we’ll focus on learning skills and concepts, and on honing those skills in situations that simulate real violence. When it comes to fitness, however, we usually take the approach of learning useful exercises and methods of training our bodies to withstand the rigours of physical … More Training Notes – 17.04.2015
1) Tell us a bit about yourself and 50/50 Fitness – what’s 50/50 Fitness all about and how did it come to be? 50/50 came with my evolution in teaching. It’s the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink’. I can help you but you need … More 10 Questions with Douglas Graham (50/50 Fitness)
Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2. Protection Publications. 2005. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2: by Josh Nixon, ESP Last week we looked at the excellent first part to this two-part series, which can be found here. The Training Day videos follow on from the enquiries made after the popular Fit to Fight … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2’ by Peter Consterdine
Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1. Protection Publications. 2004. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part one of a two-part series. Part two is can be found here. The Training Day videos follow on from the enquiries made after the popular Fit to Fight videos … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1’ by Peter Consterdine
Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. The Pavement Arena Part Three: ‘Grappling – The Last Resort’. Legend Video Productions. 1994. Review: The Pavement Arena Part 3: ‘Grappling – The Last Resort’: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part of a series. Part one can be found here, part two can be found here, this is … More Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 3’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson
By Josh Nixon, ESP Please note: This article is now outdated.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?
Today we played with a lot of Wing Chun principles, including some fun freestyle defensive drills from Paul. The sparring after that was also good – I can tell you dudes and dudettes have been doing a lot more of it in recent weeks. In the second half, I took you through some of the … More PHDefence (08.10.2011) Feedback
It feels like ages since I’ve done one of these! It always does when we miss a week. Today we did some work on Jiāosao with Paul, and a good section on ground mobility too just to get you all back into it. In my section I took you through sparring in various forms, increasing … More PHDefence (24.09.2011) Feedback