A few simple chokes using the shillelagh


Session 2-9-09

Just Matt and I today…..

2 rds grip offbalancing work
3 rds freestyle sambo
2 rds par terre (mat work)
Best moments…..getting things we learned at Mark Tripp’s sambo clinic to work live! Matt also drove me across the floor landing a very nice single leg on me, growling the whole while!
With the revisions of the Broadsword League rules I wanted to have a few bouts but since it was jsut us two and neither of us were feeling too competitive after the sambo we decided to wait until next time.
We worked through the first two plays of Mair’s murder axe material. I had been having a hard time getting something to work in the second play…this was the first Matt has gotten to do this one. He automatically made it work right. I guess i just had a mental block and needed a fresh input. 
We ended the session with about a half hour spent working on the navaja….jiro and contra jiro, viaje and defending against. We made drills out of both of these concepts.
We also got a chance to shoot a video clip of some simple chokes using the shillelagh. I will be posting those on youtube and the NEOHEMAS site tonight.