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


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

Recent Local Crime Updates: Distraction Tactics and Burglary

‘CONSTANT VIGILANCE!’ as Professor Moody always says… Today there’s been a couple of updates from Staffordshire Police following some recent criminal activity. It seems there’s a bit of a pattern going around of distraction tactics, whereby a criminal uses a false identity, usually a salesman or a member of the Water, Gas or Electric Board. … More Recent Local Crime Updates: Distraction Tactics and Burglary

Assault in Tunstall – Police Looking for Witnesses

Just spreading the word to help out with this one: Officers were called to Furlong Road at around 10.30pm on Friday 30 September following a report of a fight. A 15-year-old boy had sustained a head injury and was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment. He was discharged a short time … More Assault in Tunstall – Police Looking for Witnesses

Security Warning from Staffs Police

Staffordshire Police have issued a warning today to remember your home security, in light of ‘several recent burglaries across the south of the county’. Of course, this advice applies all the time, not just in higher-risk times! Is your home safe? Properties in the Rugeley, Stafford, Cannock and Uttoxeter areas were targeted by offenders. The … More Security Warning from Staffs Police

Visible Justice–A New Initiative from Staffordshire Police

‘Visible Justice’ will be taking place from 09:00 on Monday the 25th of July. Working with the Magistrates court service staff, Staffordshire Police will be publishing the details of cases being dealt with across Staffordshire on their website. The event will also be published widely on the force’s numerous Twitter and Facebook accounts. It will … More Visible Justice–A New Initiative from Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Canal Watch

For all those who regularly use or live near the canals in Staffordshire, Staffs Police have rolled out a new scheme – ‘Staffordshire Canal Watch’ – with which to hopefully decrease crime around the canals. Here’s their Facebook page: I’d say it’s worth a look – I assume any updates there are of local … More Staffordshire Canal Watch