Training Notes – 03.04.2015

Anti-grappling! This session was a lot of fun – we explored some ideas to help us deal with common methods involving grappling and develop some useful skills with that in mind. We started, after the usual loosening off, with some breathwork under stress. This took the form of simple exercises done with good breathing, followed … More Training Notes – 03.04.2015

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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

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)

Review: Smak Sak

Review: Smak Sak: by Josh Nixon, ESP It’s not often that a new product comes out in the self-protection and martial arts industry that is genuinely innovative. While most products I’ve seen have been marketed as ‘innovative’ and as essential for training to be taken to some next level or other as imagined (conveniently) by … More Review: Smak Sak

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: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 3’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

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