Great session tonight, very impressed with the female members of our class performing hand gun defence techniques securely and with speed. Awesome work from Mike and John, can't wait to get footage on YouTube.
Thank you Alex for helping us realise that getting choked from behind can be fatal. Alex puts on a mean 'Rear naked' We trained and trained trying to get the defence right. Our conclusions.
1) Always be aware whilst walking the streets. If you get a gut feeling somethings wrong, react.
2) Foot stomps are definitely in order.
3) Space and base, chin down.
Great session last night, it was great to see those who haven't trained for a while.
Thanks to Alex for sharing with the class the potentially lethal situation he escaped from. We learn so much from real life situations
Don't forget, Bank Holiday Monday next week
Good training tonight, a great class with a bunch of tough fighters. There's me trying to stab students during the pressure test drill, adding an element of realism when students were being choked. As I type my forearms are f*&$%ing aching from the defence strikes. My forearms feel like they've been hit with an iron bar.
No bullshit, just real self defence training for the street. Thank you Kyle for filming the class. Cant wait to get the footage on YouTube. Should be uploaded this time next week. Sparring training next week.
Another great session consolidating stick defences. Well done to all, especially during the pressure test drill. I am very glad to have women making up 50% of the class.
Fantastic training roundhouse kicks and bear hugs. Very demanding drill at the close of the class. We are going to have to step it up a gear, as the strikes on the group attackers pads were not relentless enough. Despite this exceptional effort by all. We will work on this next week.Thanks for the positive feedback after the class RE: Change in lighting conditions and intensity of stress drills.
Fell running with the lads this morning. Amazing the difference in weather conditions. Sunny, dry terrain, light winds, great stuff.
Thanks to the lads for setting a good pace and navigating the route.
Stick fighting, stick defences solid hour and half. Harris excellent sparring skills, truly inspirational. All class trained 100%. Heather and Polly impressive determination and drive. Lets keep the momentum going.
WOW! Really intense end of class pressure test drill. All did really well getting through it. DK shouting so loud people must have thought something crazy was happening. Apologies to people using Moss Side facilities. Will close doors next time. It is SOOOOO hot in that room, not sure if keeping doors open makes any difference.
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