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

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New on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group!

A place for the self-protectionists, martial artists, etc of Staffordshire to come together on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group. facebook.com/groups/staffordshireSPandMAgroup I thought it’d be a good idea to have a group for local martial artists, self-protectionists and people just generally interested in such things. Quite often the groups on Facebook for such things are … More New on Facebook: Staffordshire Self-Protection and Martial Arts Group!

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

CSPS Seminar Writeup–Endon Scouts, 19.10.2012: Night Safety for Children

Update: Please note that our main class is now held at Endon Village Hall as of March 2015. Details can be found in the announcement here and on the public classes page here. Last night I had the pleasure of being invited down to Endon Scout Group’s headquarters where I gave a two-hour introductory seminar on staying … More CSPS Seminar Writeup–Endon Scouts, 19.10.2012: Night Safety for Children

PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement

Ok, after today’s stuff, I have some notes for everyone, but especially for G.C! Condition White: Switched off. Asleep. Victim. Condition Yellow: Switched on. Threat awareness. Looking around. Condition Orange: Threat evaluation – passively avoiding a potential threat (e.g. crossing the street or turning back). Condition Red: Threat avoidance / threat neutralisation. Acting – either … More PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement